Its constant strong performances makes Mangueira one of the most sought-after school by the crowd

By far the most favorite samba school in Brazil, Mangueira is known for its tradition, a very strong and loyal supporting community and the best samba hall. It won the first samba parade of the Sambadrome and has always been ranked very high year after year since then, for its consistency and great performance. From amazing muses, breathtaking moves, scintillating music, outstanding costumes to great dancers, Mangueira has got it all. Today it is considered much more that a samba-school…a true Brazilian institution!

Mangueira Samba School during Rio Carnival in Brazil

History

Estação Primeira da Mangueira Samba School was born in 28th of April 1928 from a fusion of the Rio Carnival street bands and originated in the slums near a hill of the same name and decided to use it as a tribute to their people. Its history is associated with legendary composer and founder Cartola who led the school to heights of fame and glory. Mangueiro’s samba dancers have won numerous competitions since the very first Carnival Parade Championship in 1932 first ever held in the Sambadrome in 1984.

Identity

It was decided that the new samba school Mangueira would have green and pink as its official colors inspired by the soccer team Fluminense from Rio, since Cartola was its fan. Its symbol is a Surdo, a traditional samba bass drum with a wreath of bay leaves.

Performance

With 80 years of tradition backed by 17 Sambodrome Championship titles, Mangueira is Brazil’s most popular samba school to date. Celebrated composer Cartola’s creative genius and hard work led Mangueira to win many Carnival Championships since 1932 and presenting memorable carnival parades like Carnival of All Time, The Constant Son, Always Mangueira and Yes, We have Braguinha. This glamorous and advanced samba school is also responsible for several innovations at the Carnival parades including new type of samba instrument Pandeiro Oitavado.

Play the samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira 2014 theme song

Samba Enredo 2014(Lyrics)

Autores: Lequinho, Jr. Fionda, Igor Leal e Paulinho Carvalho
Intérpretes: Zé Paulo Sierra, Luizito, Ciganerey e Vadinho Freire
Enredo:“A festança brasileira cai no samba da Mangueira”
Vem ouvir a voz do povo a cantar
Ao longe todo mundo me conhece
O meu samba é uma prece
Desço o morro pra mostrar
A festa Mangueira, começou
Conta a história que Cabral
Chegou de Portugal e o índio então dançou
De norte a sul a alegria se espalhava
Vila Rica se enfeitava, pro congado coroar
Ôôô… lá em São Salvador
Vou lavar a escadaria na fé do Nosso Senhor
Faço um pedido a rainha Iemanjá
Ilumine a passarela pra minha escola passar

Pegue seu par, dance quadrilha
‘Simbora’ pro meu sertão
Vem pular fogueira viva São João!
Com sanfona e zabumba
Tem forró a noite inteira
No arraiá da Estação Primeira

Sou brasileiro, vou festejar
Meu palco é a rua e a luz o luar
No coração da floresta magia que encanta
“Garanto” que vai “caprichar”
Chegando à terra da garoa um arco-íris despontou
Orgulho, respeito, igualdade
Tremula a bandeira da diversidade
Um novo tempo nascerá, explode em cores pelo ar
É carnaval estou aqui de novo
Lá vem meu povo a desfilar
Na “supercampeã” da maior festa da cultura popular

Oba, oba, eu quero ver quem vai
Cair na folia sambar com a Mangueira
É bom se segurar, levanta poeira
É verde e rosa a festança brasileira