Porto da Pedra
Porto da Pedra means “port of stone”. This Samba school of hard knocks has had a tough go of it the past 10 years or so. A relatively young school with a tiger as its symbol it shows its ferocity in competition and is currently working hard to regain its notoriety as a top Samba school
Colors: Red and White
Drummers’ Queen: Alessandra Mattos
President: Fábio Montibelo
Carnavalesco: Leandro Valente
Porto da Pedra has partnered with Danone (Nestle) to present it in the avenue their theme that will be about good nutrition, which is essential for a healthy life, with focus on the milk and its derivative, the yogurt that was of great importance from very early on. Special attention will be given to breast milk and breast-feeding, that is vital for the first years of life. It will be a campaign of awareness and Porto da Pedra promises a grand and beautiful parade.
Group: Access Group - Day 1, 28 FEB
Theme – Enredo: "Majestades do Samba: os defensores do meu pavilhão"
Parading Date and Time: 00:05
The History of Porto da Pedra
This Samba school was formed March 8th, 1978. It was part of the Porto de Pedra Soccer Club, which had its roots in street gangs. The Samba school took part in its first parade in 1975 before it was officially incorporated in 1978. A year later Porto da Pedra won a championship and was moved to compete in Group B of Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Growing pains led to sporadic participation in Carnival until its revitalization in 1993. By 1995 the Samba school had earned the honor of taking part in the Special Group. However, to date it has not managed a good showing in the Special Group. Many attribute the poor showings to controversial plots.
In 1997 Porto da Pedra celebrated insanity with the plot “In the realm of revelry, each with its crazy mania”. The parade opened with one of its revelers dressed as Napoleon and Mary I, considered a mad queen. In 1998 Porto da Pedra submitted another controversial anthology names “Samba in the foot and hands up, this is a robbery”. It paid tribute to prostitutes, thieves and freaks. Porto da Pedra was up to its old tricks in 2005 with a plot called ‘Union Island Unholy Feast”. The Samba school placed 7th and never improved its standing in the years to come.The Samba school, Porto da Pedra has a long road ahead to achieve the ultimate championship. Their imaginative and over-the-top plots have been a drain on the school’s success. They need to focus less on raising eyebrows and more on putting on a theatrical and show stopping parade.
Enredo: "Majestades do Samba: os defensores do meu pavilhão "
Compositores: "Bira, Wilson Bizzar, Eric Souza, Duda SG, Marcio Rangel e Alexandre Villela"
Oh! Majestades do samba e do meu pavilhão
No manto sagrado carregam a emoção
Rainha que herdou toda a nobreza
E a sutileza que dos bailes despontou
Mesmo com as marcas que a dura vida traz
O seu encanto não se desfaz
O gingado dessa raça, o meu rei guerreiro tem
Cultuado nas senzalas, herança dos ancestrais
É essência da mãe África, terra dos seus orixás
Desce o morro e vem pro asfalto
Toma de assalto o meu coração
Se rende à beleza da sua leveza
É dia de festa! É coroação!
Um toque de mãos, um gesto no olhar
A doce harmonia da cumplicidade
Suor pela arte em defesa das cores
Sustentando estandartes de tantos amores
Nobres casais soba proteção dos guardiões
Alma da minha escola,
No altar do samba, orgulho e paixão
Pro amanhã... Fonte de inspiração
Mas é claro que existe a mão divina a conduzir
Esse samba bailado em cortejo na Sapucaí
Entre sorrisos e lágrimas, vamos aplaudir
Meu tigre convida a bailar
Hoje toda realeza é um caso de amor
A cidade inteira à seus pés
Exaltando seu valor
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