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.

Carnival Information 2018

Group Day of the Parade Parade Time
Special Group February 11 04:30

Theme: “Namastê… A Estrela que Habita em Mim Saúda a que Existe em Você”

Composer: Altay Veloso, Paulo César Feital, Zé Glória, J. Giovanni, Denilson do Rozário, Carlinhos da Chácara, Alex Saraiça e M. Meiners.

Interpreter: Wander Pires

Samba Enredo

Kamadhenu derrama leite em nosso terreiro
Ganesha tem licença do cruzeiro
Desemboca o Ganges cá no Rio de Janeiro
Os Filhos de Gandhi hoje são brasileiros

Brahma foi quem guiou velas de Portugal
E trouxe a Índia ao Gantois da mãe querida
Padre Miguel chamou Shiva pro carnaval
E “Namastê” pra todo o povo d’avenida

Hora de se benzer, hora de ir ao mar
Colher o sal da liberdade
Há tempo ainda
Desobedecer pra pacificar
Como um dia fez a Índia

TERESA DE CALCUTÁ
Ó SANTA SENHORA, Ó MADRE DE LUZ
VENHA PRA ILUMINAR
ESSE POVO DE VERA CRUZ

Clama o meu país
E a Flor de Lótus símbolo da paz
E a Vitória Régia da mesma raiz
Pela tolerância para os desiguais

Deite e “holi”
Nesse triunfo do bem e da fé
Nerhu, Dom Hélder, Chico Xavier
Rezem pra Índia e pro Brasil

BENDITA SEJA A SANTÍSSIMA TRINDADE
EM NOVA DELI OU NO CÉU TUPINIQUIM
RONCA NA PELE DO TAMBOR DA ETERNIDADE
O AMOR DA MOCIDADE SEM INÍCIO, MEIO E FIM