Raissa de Oliveira - Beija Flor Queen
If you were ask the carnival community in Brazil, who is the only Carnival Drum Queen that is 100% born, created, rooted at the Samba-School she represents, there would be only one answer in Rio´s Carnival|: Raissa Oliveira from Beija-Flor Samba-School.
This is why we will talk about Beija-Flor ´s Goddess of Carnival Raissa de Oliveira. Carnival Drum Queen Rayssa de Oliveira is truly a special one, for several reasons we will point out. The first reason we think this Brazilian beauty is special resides in the fact Raissa is the youngest Drum Queens amongst the twelve muses that will parade in Rio´s Sambadrome in March 2011.
Below, watch a BRAND NEW EXPLOSIVE VIDEO OF QUEEN RAISSA!
above, Raissa with the drummmers: Credit: Divulgação Beija-Flor
The second reason why this young model is a shining star goes back to her roots: Raissa de Oliveira is one of the few “native-Brazilian” Drum Queens within the elite samba schools in Rio de Brazil. Most of them today are either Caucasian or minimally mixed. Rayssa has more than any other Carnival Drums Queen, the authentic African and Bahia roots in her genes. Her samba dance surely reflects her passion and elegance.
Above, impressive samba!!!
The third reason why Raissa de Oliveira from Beija-Flor Samba School is special resies in the fact she was totally brought and developed at the Nilópolis community. In today´s professional Samba world, many of the Drum Queens are disputed just like in professional soccer players, and sometimes imposed by other interests. But Raissa even at the age of 5, was always linked to her community ´s school, the Beija-Flor Samba School, and totally supported by the samba-schools Presidency.