In Rio de Janeiro, the International Samba Festival Coburg was awarded the Edison Carneiro Prize for the best Samba event outside Brazil. The prize was awarded during the “Congresso International do Samba”, the International Samba Congress, by the Edison Carneiro friends’ association. The International Samba Festival Coburg won first place in the category „“Best and most significant event“. The jury, which included representatives of the museum of art, the tourist office and the Rio de Janeiro city government, believe the Coburg Samba Festival is the “Best Samba Event outside Brazil“.