Mocidade is an expert in innovative and futuristic themes

Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel is a premier samba school in Rio de Janeiro, situated on Rua Coronel Tamarindo, in the Padre Miguel neighborhood. Over the last couple of decades it has become one of the most special in Rio de Janeiro and recipient of several Carnival championship titles. This school is a testimony that when opulence meets extraordinary with methodology in execution, brilliant parades are produced. It is interesting to note that some of the best all time artists from the Brazilian festivity were from Mocidade studios.

Mocidade samba school durign Rio Carnival parade

History

The samba school Mocidade Independente was set up in the year 1955 on November 10th by a group of eight people including Olímpio Bonifácio, Djalma Rosa, Renato da Silva, Sílvio Trindade, and Garibaldi F. Lima. Their first participation was in Rio’s parade of 1957 with the theme The Ball of Roses or “O Baile das Rosas” and won the 5th place. By progressively performing well year after year Mocidade Independente finally made it to the Elite Samba group in Rio.

Identity

The name Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel means “Independent Youth of Father Miguel” and this samba school is symbolised by the colors green and white with a large green star at the centre of the flag.

Performance

In the beginning Mocidade gained popularity for its amazing Drum Section, it was only in the later years that it achieved a status of an important school at the Sambadrome and started to compete directly with the great samba schools such as Mangueira, Portela, Império Serrano and Salgueiro. Amongst its many commendable parades include the beautiful and imposing opening wing float, a giant spaceship of the Indians of the future. Mocidade Independente is a force to reckon with in the carnival circuit of Brazil and amongst the 5 most important samba schools in the country.