The great Beija- Flor brings the most impeccable parade to the sambadrome

Ranked highest among all samba schools, ‘Beija Flor’ meaning ‘Humming Bird’ is a beloved bird in the Rio region. The school is based in a place called Nilopolis outside Rio and has achieved the reputation of being the best school because of outstanding artistry, organized management and a strong intent to win. It winning streak began in 1998 and won consecutively from 2003 to 2008. Beija Flor is well-known for its creative brilliance, extravagant costumes and powerful performances.

Beija Flor samba school parade

History

The Beija-Flor de Nilopolis School of samba was founded on December 25th, 1948. Its successful debut at the parade of 1949 excited the members of the block who made better arrangements and encouraged the school. However it started to compete in the samba major league since 1954. And the school’s best period began with its institutional revolution in 1974 and since then it has set a series of miles-stones in samba history.

Identity

The name Beija Flor was inspired by the ranch Beija-Flor that existed in the city of Marquês de Valença and the humming bird became its official symbol. Its colors are dark blue and white.

Performance

Each year the Beija-Flor samba dancers treat the Carnival audience to another amazing show. It is famed for being innovative as well as controversial with sensitive parade themes like religion. Some of its themes were Macapaba: solar equinox, fantastic journey through the world, Rats and Vultures drop my fantasy and In the shower of joy, who bathes the soul in the body washes folia. Beija-Flor is the prestigious winner of 11 parades in the Rio Carnival and has been vice-champion 10 times. It is the home of extremely creative and talented producers in the history of Brazilian Carnival. With big and sumptuous floats, astonishing costumes, fabulous drum sections and gregarious muses, this humming bird of samba has taken Carnival parades to new heights of luxury and creativity.

Play the samba school Beija-Flor de Nilópolis 2016 theme song

Samba Enredo 2016 (Lyrics)

“Mineirinho Genial! Nova Lima – Cidade Natal. Marquês de Sapucaí – O Poeta Imortal”
Autores: Marcelo Guimarães, Sidney de Pilares, Manolo, Jorginho Moreira, Kirraizinho e Diogo Rosa

Intérpretes: Neguinho da Beija-Flor

 

Abriu-se a cortina do tempo
Emoldurando a história a Beija-Flor ôôô
De Nova Lima à poesia se fez
Na genialidade do marquês
Nasceu em Congonhas de Sabará
O mais puro ouro das Minas Gerais
Atravessou o mar, no afã de conquistar
Conhecimento em terras lusitanas
Brilhou aos olhos da lei,
Formou-se bacharel
Fiel à nação, enfim regressou
A saudade apertou

Ecoou um brado de resistência
Ao longe se ouviu a voz da Independência
Pelo Brasil, impera felicidade
Já raiou a liberdade

Um homem de real valor
Um vencedor na estrada da vida
Em seu legado a primasia
Na gratidão que herdaria
Poeta, músico, escritor
O mineirinho que o Rio imortalizou
Teu chão floresce a nobreza pro samba passar
Um templo sagrado a luz do luar
Apoteose de todo sambista
Artista! Herdeiro verdadeiro de Ciata
Que hoje te abraça aos pés da praça
Em mais um Carnaval

Sou Beija-Flor, na alegria ou na dor
A Deusa da Passarela é ela!
Primeira na história do Marquês
Que na Sapucaí é soberana
De fato, nilopolitana