Decentraland and Upland have collaborated to bring the Brazilian Carnival into the Metaverse in celebration of its global popularity. On February 16, the two major metaverse platforms will host an immersive virtual experience, using the Web3 Metaverses to provide a seamless and barrier-free experience. Users can watch highlights from the Brazilian Carnival in Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro from anywhere in the world. By enabling interoperability between metaverses, this event offers a glimpse into the future, where cultural events can be experienced digitally. The event offers a unique and interactive way to participate in the festivities, especially given the pandemic-related cancellation of the 2021 Carnival. Throughout February 2023, anyone can visit the Carnival District in Decentraland or the virtual Palace of Samba in Upland to enjoy the virtual Brazilian Carnival.
Upland and Decentraland are set to host an array of exciting events for the Brazilian Carnival, offering a variety of carnival schools, street carnivals, shows, and live broadcasts. A highlight of the event is the 2023 samba presentation from Mangueira, Brazil’s largest samba school. Visitors can experience an immersive environment at the Palace of Samba, a 3D replica of Mangueira’s samba sanctuary in Rio de Janeiro. This replica offers a behind-the-scenes experience where visitors can learn about the school’s history and this year’s samba, all while dancing with their avatars.
Decentraland offers an innovative platform that allows users to fully immerse themselves in the Brazilian Carnival through their avatars in the Carnival District. Users can dance to the rhythm of Brazilian music, view the colorful parade of samba schools, and explore a collection of newly released samba movements and other traditional festival elements that enhance the user’s experience. The famous samba school Mangueira is also specially recognized in one of the Decentraland Carnival bulletins, where users can view pictures of the school’s twenty titles.
In addition to the immersive experience, digital influencers like Nina Verso and Tang Poko will interact with visitors at the dollhouse party venue, making the virtual experience even more exciting. The event organizers believe that bringing the Brazilian Carnival to the Metaverse is a great way to showcase the potential of virtual worlds and connect people from around the world. The event is expected to attract thousands of attendees worldwide and bring the Carnival spirit to their homes.