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Salgueiro

The red and white Salgueiro is one of the most popular schools, showcasing African culture like no other

Academicos do Salgueiro was the Grand Champion of the 2009 Parade and a true elite samba school. Its Carnival parades were one of the first to showcase the achievements of the Afro-Brazilians and what really made this school click at Sambadrome, was its outstanding samba dance performers. It has a very popular samba hall, close to the city centre. It is famed since 50 years of existence for presenting some of the most marvelous and sensational "ultra-muses" of the Brazilian Carnival.

Salgueiro samba school during rio carnival parade

History

This samba school had its origin in the Salgueiro slum when everyone came down to parade at slum’s Saens Peña public square and the school as we know it was born from the fusion of two other samba schools. Joaquim Casemiro known as Calça Larga was one of its main people. Its music scene was made richer by men who contributed with original composition for the slum’s samba schools and it was through their songs that Salgueiro became a respected school.

Identity

Salgueiro uses its symbol, the fire in all its parades year after year and its red and white marque colors are associated with Rio de Janeiro’s patron saint, St. Sebastian, and an African-Brazilian deity named Xangô.

Performance

During the 50’s Salgueiro performed well and won over the public, establishing itself in the big league. However, it became a champion for the first time in 1960 with the subsequent decade being a milestone in its history where the school won three titles, presented memorable themes and contributed definitively for changes on samba school parades. The brilliance continued through the 70’s which witnessed a new chapter in affluence and creativity in the Carnival’s samba parades. The 80's were a tough period for the school but it bounced back to claim victory in 1993. The 21st century saw Salgueiro’s marvelous parades which have left the crowds enchanted.

Carnival Information 2020

Theme: “Senhoras do Ventre do Mundo”Composer: Xande de Pilares, Demá Chagas, Dudu Botelho, Renato Galante, Jassa, Leonardo Gallo, Betinho de Pilares, Vanderley Sena, Ralfe Ribeiro e W Corrêa.Interpreter: Leonardo Bessa, Hudson Luiz, Tuninho JúniorSamba EnredoSenhoras do ventre do mundo inteiroA luz no caminho do meu SalgueiroA me guiar, vermelha inspiraçãoFaz misturar ao branco nesse chãoNa força do seu ritual sagradoRiqueza ancestralDeusa raiz africanaBendita ela é e traz no axé um canto de amorMagia pra quem tem féNa gira que me criouÉ mãe, é mulher, a mão guardiãCalor que afaga, poder que assolaNo Vale do Nilo, a luz da manhãA filha de Zambi nas terras de AngolaGuerreira feiticeira general contra o invasorA dona dos saberes confirmando seu valorEcoou no QuariterêO sangue é malê em São SalvadorOh matriarca desse cafundóA preta que me faz um cafunéAma de leite do senhorA tia que me ensinou a comer doce na colherA benção mãe baiana rezadeiraEm minha vida seu legado de amorLiberdade é resistênciaE a luz da consciênciaA alma não tem corFirma o tambor pra rainha do terreiroÉ negritude, SalgueiroHerança que vem de laNa ginga que faz esse povo sambar