Beija-Flor de Nilópolis Samba School

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BEIJA-FLOR DE NILÓPOLIS
2017 THEME SONG

 

Beija-Flor

First of all, it’s helpful to know that Beija-Flor means humming bird in Portuguese, which is the Samba School symbol. The Beija-Flor Samba School is one of the most professional schools in Rio de Janeiro.

Beija-Flor Samba school usually scores very high in the rankings during Rio Carnival Parades and is a huge crowd favorite during the samba parades, especially for its richness. Beija-flor gets all the attention when it enters the street stage of the sambadrome, in an impressive ocean of colorful costumes and millions of natural feathers sure to attract the attention of Cariocas and tourists a like.

Colors: Blue and White
Drummers’ Queen: Raíssa Oliveira
President: Farid Abrahão David
Carnavalesco:  Comissão de Carnaval

Beija-Flor de Nilópolis Synopsis – Carnival 2017

The winner of the 2011 Carnival, Beija-Flor is vying to win their second championship in a row, in 2011 they amazed the crowds with their beautiful parade paying homage to the famous Brazilian musician, Roberto Carlos.

Beija Flor’s theme for the 2012 Carnival Parade will be Maranhao’s 400 years and the city of Sao Luis, through a mystic view, not leaving the history and its rich culture. The blue and white school of Nilopolis is working hard to establish a great connection with all spectators and put up yet another luxurious parade.

Carnival 2017 Information

Group:  Special Group - Day 2, 12 FEB
Theme – Enredo: Monstro é Aquele que Não Sabe Amar! Os Filhos Abandonados da Pátria que os Pariu.
Parading Date and Time: 02:40 AM

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History of Beija-Flor

Beija-Flor came into existence December 25, 1948.  It is the only samba school from the Nilopolis District.  It was founded by a group of locals and named after the Beija-Flor ranch that was in the neighborhood.  Without any funding they found some cod barrels and leather from the local butcher to make the first samba drums.  The school took part in their first carnival samba parade in 1954 as part of the Second Group.  There were promoted to the First Group in 1963 and again in 1974.   They were also crowned absolute Rio Carnival champion of the yearly competition is 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983 and 1998.   In 2001 this school was second place with high honors at Rio Carnival official competition.  It later went on to win in both 2003 and 2004.

The Plots

Beija-Flor is known for its controversial stories or anthologies called “plots” amongst the Samba schools.    One of the first plots to win in 1975 was The Secret of Kin Salomon’s Mines.  The next plot to win for Beija-Flor was To Dream with a King is the Lion.  This plot centered on a Brazilian numbers game that was used to help fund the carnival Samba schools.  They won again in 1978 with the theme “The Creation of the World in the Nago Tradition” and again in 1980 with “The Midnight Sun and a Trip to Wonderland”.  In 1998 Beija-Flor winning theme was “Para, The Mystical World of the Caruanas in the Waters of the Patu-Anu”.

Beija-Flor Today

With blue and white as their colors and the hummingbird as their symbol, Beija-Flor is force to be reckoned with during the Carnival competition.  With over 3,800 members, Beija-Flor are known for their controversial themes and outrageous costumes.  The Beija-Flor school is one of the most anticipated displays at Carnival.

Samba Enredo 2017 (Lyrics)

Enredo: Monstro é Aquele que Não Sabe Amar! Os Filhos Abandonados da Pátria que os Pariu.
Autores: Compositores: Di Menor BF, Kiraizinho, Diego Oliveira, Bakaninha Beija Flor, JJ Santos, Julio Assis e Diogo Rosa

SOU EU… ESPELHO DA LENDÁRIA CRIATURA UM MOSTRO… CARENTE DE AMOR E DE TERNURA O ALVO NA MIRA DO DESPREZO E DA SEGREGAÇÃO DO PAI QUE RENEGOU A CRIAÇÃO REFÉM DA INTOLERÂNCIA DESSA GENTE RETALHOS DO MEU PRÓPRIO CRIADOR JULGADO PELA FORÇA DA AMBIÇÃO SIGO CARREGANDO A MINHA CRUZ A PROCURA DE UMA LUZ, A SALVAÇÃO! ESTENDA A MÃO MEU SENHOR POIS NÃO ENTENDO TUA FÉ SE OFERECES COM AMOR ME ALIMENTO DE AXÉ ME CHAMAS TANTO DE IRMÃO E ME ABANDONAS AO LÉU TROCA UM PEDAÇO DE PÃO POR UM PEDAÇO DE CÉU GANÂNCIA VESTE TERNO E GRAVATA ONDE A ESPERANÇA SUCUMBIU VEJO A LIBERDADE APRISIONADA TEU LIVRO EU NÃO SEI LER, BRASIL! MAS O SAMBA FAZ ESSA DOR DENTRO DO PEITO IR EMBORA FEITO UM ARRASTÃO DE ALEGRIA E EMOÇÃO O PRANTO ROLA MEU CANTO É RESISTÊNCIA NO ECOAR DE UM TAMBOR VÊM VER BRILHAR MAIS UM MENINO QUE VOCÊ ABANDONOU OH PÁTRIA AMADA, POR ONDE ANDARÁS? SEUS FILHOS JÁ NÃO AGUENTAM MAIS! VOCÊ QUE NÃO SOUBE CUIDAR VOCÊ QUE NEGOU O AMOR VEM APRENDER NA BEIJA-FLOR