The 'Wing of Bahia' is considered one of the most important of the samba schools. Made of up ladies dressed in clothes reminiscent of old aunties from Bahia, the Wing of Bahia was introduced in the parade in the 1930s as a form of tribute to women "aunts" of samba, samba dancers that practiced in their homes at the time when the peace was marginalized. Today the Ala das Baianas is a must in every ward parades of samba schools.
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