Porto da Pedra has no boundaries when investing on greater and bigger parades

A relative novice Porto da Pedra meaning Port of the Rock, has been among the crème of samba schools since 1995 and achieved its swift success due to great performances as well as big investments from sponsors. Based in Rio’s Niteroi suburbs, across the bay, this school is known for creativity and inventiveness. Its outstanding floats with the tiger highlight, its drum section and the queen with her extravagant attributes are hard to miss.

Drummers - Porto da Pedra Samba school

History

The Porto da Pedra samba school originated as part of the Porto da Pedra Soccer Club that belonged to a teen street gang. The Club first paraded through the streets in the year 1975 and was immensely successful. In 1978 the school went corporate and a year later it won its first championship due to the theme and the hard work of its founders.

Identity

Porto da Pedra used to be a soccer team and still retains the symbol of a roaring tiger and its official colors are red and white.

Performance

Porto da Pedra is a very young samba school compared to the other popular ones and started its journey 31 years ago. With the theme New Sun of Tomorrow in 1994, the samba schools carried out a parade in Rio De Janeiro’s parade avenue for the first time making it as a vice-champion and was invited to parade in Group 1, later that year. It had many commendable performances over the years with themes such as Search of Happiness, The Spree of the World – Carnaval of Carnavals, and In the Kingdom of Joy. Its parade in 1999 earned the school a place amongst samba school’s of Rio de Janeiro elite. The new millennium saw many a sensational victory.

Play the samba school Unidos do Porto da Pedra 2012 theme song


Samba Enredo 2012 (Lyrics)

“Da seiva materna ao equilíbrio da vida”

Authors: Vadinho, Fernando Macaco, Tião Califórnia, Cici Maravilha, Bento, Denil e Oscar Bessa

 

Poema à vida e ao seio jorrando amor
A seiva materna
Meu Porto da Pedra alimentou
Hera gera o caminho das estrelas
Mãe loba amamentou o grande império
Mistério no deserto da solidão
O mercador viu a transformação
Do leite em primeira iguaria
A fé se envolveu e foi saborear
Na história, a humanidade vive a cultuar
A dádiva que fez o animal sagrado
Fermentou fartura e saber
Fonte rica de prazer

No calor dessa receita, deixa provar
A combinação perfeita ao paladar (bis)
A essência é derivada da mistura dos sabores
É no mel que se adoça a magia dessas cores

Seguiu o alimento vencendo batalhas
Esse doce sabor pelo mundo
Com o tempo rompendo muralhas
Brilhou à luz da civilização
Pelos mares navegou
Embalando a evolução
Leveza, o equilíbrio se traduz em beleza
Do dia a dia me refaz
Iogurte é leite, tem saúde e muito mais

Vem no ritmo do tigre de São Gonçalo
Alimenta seu povo apaixonado (bis)
Cada porção traz um cuidado especial
Para o deleite e a emoção no carnaval