Porto da Pedra has no boundaries when investing on greater and bigger parades

A relative novice Porto da Pedra meaning Port of the Rock, has been among the crème of samba schools since 1995 and achieved its swift success due to great performances as well as big investments from sponsors. Based in Rio’s Niteroi suburbs, across the bay, this school is known for creativity and inventiveness. Its outstanding floats with the tiger highlight, its drum section and the queen with her extravagant attributes are hard to miss.

Drummers - Porto da Pedra Samba school

History

The Porto da Pedra samba school originated as part of the Porto da Pedra Soccer Club that belonged to a teen street gang. The Club first paraded through the streets in the year 1975 and was immensely successful. In 1978 the school went corporate and a year later it won its first championship due to the theme and the hard work of its founders.

Identity

Porto da Pedra used to be a soccer team and still retains the symbol of a roaring tiger and its official colors are red and white.

Performance

Porto da Pedra is a very young samba school compared to the other popular ones and started its journey 31 years ago. With the theme New Sun of Tomorrow in 1994, the samba schools carried out a parade in Rio De Janeiro’s parade avenue for the first time making it as a vice-champion and was invited to parade in Group 1, later that year. It had many commendable performances over the years with themes such as Search of Happiness, The Spree of the World – Carnaval of Carnavals, and In the Kingdom of Joy. Its parade in 1999 earned the school a place amongst samba school’s of Rio de Janeiro elite. The new millennium saw many a sensational victory.

Carnival Information 2018

Group Day of the Parade Parade Time
Access Group February 09 00:15

Theme: “Rainhas do Rádio – Nas Ondas da Emoção, o Tigre Coroa as Divas da Canção!”

Composer: Bira, Oscar BEssa, Duda S. G, Márcio Rangel, Alexandre Villela, Guilherme Andrade, Adelyr, Bruno Soares e Rafael Raçudo.

Interpreter: Luizinho Andanças

Samba Enredo

Vem reviver
tempos de glamour e de fascinação
no ar a magia de uma estação
sonhos da “feliz cidade”
num rio de saudade mergulhei
e encontrei lindas melodias
onde a poesia fez morada
nos braços da guanabara
um eldorado de amor
corações arrebatou

a alma do brasil ecoou, reluziu
ao som da rádio nacional
paixão sem igual
que nos encantou
sintonizou…

Ah! Tão belas vozes em notas musicais… Imortais
rainhas que o povo escolheu pra amar
e a vida inteira adorar
um súdito aos teus pés eu sou
no meio da rua cantando eu vou
ao baile da consagração
ser mais um fã em devoção
meu porto da pedra num cortejo divinal
faz o seu carnaval

são dez estrelas a brilhar
nas ondas da emoção
meu tigre vem coroar
as divas da canção