Estacio de Sa Samba School in Rio: Tradition in Red and White

GRES Estácio de Sá Samba-School

 

Estácio de Sá Samba-School  is one of the most traditonal samba schools in Rio, and its origins remote to the first samba-school.  Its Drums Section is considered one of the best in all Brazilian Carnival.  Let´s learn a  it more about this fascinating story:

 Estácio de Sá Samba School, was officially founded February 27, 1955 under the name of Unidos de São Carlos, from the merger of 4 samba-schools in Morro de São Carlos, established at the neighborhood of Estácio.   The schools were:  Paraíso das Morenas, Recreio de São Carlos (old “Vê Se Pode Samba-school” and  “Cada Ano Sai Melhor” (former Para o Ano Sai Melhor.)

Below, Shayene Cesario the 2010 Estacio Queen:

Sheyene Estacio 2010

Credit: Divulgação Estacio de Sá

Watch below an incredible samba dancing & drums video!

Its founding members include Miro (first president), Caldez, Neca Handsome, Candide Canary, Sidney Conception of Zacharias Estacio, Jose Botelho, Mauricio Gomes da Silva, Walter Herrice, Manuel Bagulho, among others.   Originally, the samba-school  had blue and white as its main colors, later changing for red and white in 1965.   The name of Estacio de Sa Samba-School was finally adopted  only in 1983, and currently headquartered at Avenida Salvador de Sá.

Below we see Flag Bearer and Samba Host: Marcio de Souza e Roberta Freitas

Roberta Freitas Estacio de sa

Photo Credit:Jaime Silva


Estácio de Sá Samba-School premiered within the so-called elite team of samba-schools in Rio in 1968, with the parade plot honoring the Imperial Museum.   During the 70's and 80 the samba-school alternated brilliant parades in the main group with minor slippage.

Among sambas songs from Estacio considered of best quality are the 1975 carnival samba-song (The Feast of the Cirio de Nazare - 10th place on the Group 1) and 1976: “Arte Negra na legendária Bahia”  - The Negro Art in Legendary Bahia, which achieved  8th place in Group 1.

Watch an amazing Video of Samba Dancing Team ( "Passsistas" in Portuguese )

 

In 1985, Estacio de Sa presented another interesting Carnival, with the parade plot-theme called “Prata da Noite” – “Silver Night”, which paid tribute to legendary Brazilian actor Grande Otelo.  He paraded alongside the starlet Watusi at the last float, which reproduced the stage of the Scala Theater in Rio, where the two worked together at the time.

GRES Estacio de sa

Photo Credit:Jaime Silva

After a few very reasonable carnival presentations, like in 1990, with a parade-theme based on Langsdorff, and  1991 with “Brasil, brega e kitsch”, Estácio de Sá ´s time had arrived:  In 1992, the samba-school whose traditions are amongst the most important in Brazil, won the disputed Rio de Janeiro Special Group  Carnival title:  “Pauliceia desvairada - 70 anos de Modernism”, which portrayed Brazil´s 70 years of its modernist movement.   The Carnival Designers for that parade were Mário Monteiro and Chico Spinosa.   Estácio had finally reached its epic moment at Brazil ´s Carnival.

The Queen Shayene pledging Loyalty to Estacio de Sa Flag:

Estacio Flag Shayene


Estácio de Sá has today approximately 4000 members at its parade and has one of the best Drum Sections of the entire Rio de Janeiro Samba-schools.  The “tamborins” section is particularly strong and widely recognized as very innovative and vibrant.  Let´s see how now the technical profile of the school now in 2010:

Below, the beautiful flag of Estácio de Sá.

GRES Estacio de sa Flag


Technical Information of Estácio de Sá 2011

Foundation         August 12, 1927 * Considering Deixa Falar foundation date, which later became "Cada Ano Sai Melhor".

Colors                             Red & White
Symbol                            Lion
Nieghborhood:                  Estácio
President;                        Marco Aurélio Fernandes
President of Honor:           Carlinhos Maracanã
Carnaval Designer:            Marcus Ferreira
Official Singer:                 Leandro Santos
Carnival Director:              Edvaldo Fonseca
Drums Master:                Mestre Chuvisco
Queen of Drums:              Shayene Cesário
Samba-Host:                   Marcinho
Flag Bearer;                    Alcione
Muse:                            Marta Love

2011 Theme:              Roses - See Below Estacio de Sa Theme Plot Logo 

estacio logo

2011 Estacio de Sa Lyrics:

Rosas

"Vou exalando em poesia

O aroma se espalha pelo ar

Pelas ruas da cidade, colorindo o carnaval

A rosa nasceu quando Afrodite chorou

Por gratidão o Rei semeou

Enfeitando os salões, um cortejo de amor

Na Índia, cultuada em louvor

 

Consagrada na religião

Ornando a santa em devoção

Desenhada em catedrais

Oferenda aos orixás

 

Rosas encantam, dão cores à minha emoção

Na arte, retratadas por inteiro

Presentes no folclore brasileiro

Rosa da paz e impiedosa

Das cantigas de roda

De Caymmi à Cartola

De todas a mais bela

É minha escola na passarela


Vejam a beleza

 

Que a natureza criou

Simbolizando o amor

Estácio é o perfume da flor"

 

by Luiz Sapatinho, Paulinho Pintor, Regina, Fábio Bomba, Cesar Nascimento


 

Official Site:              www.gresestaciodesa.com.br/site_2007

 

Below, the beautiful Shayene Cesario at the Estacio practice on Friday:

Shayene Cesario Estacio 2010


 


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