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São Clemente

São Clemente is one of the big 12 of the Independent Samba School League and what is distinct about it is that this Rio's South Side founded school approaches the city of Rio de Janeiro, its Carnival and their issues with a good-humoured twist. Its nonchalance combined with samba themes in the parade exhibit the Brazilian way of life. Daring, critical, cheeky, etc. are some of the adjectives that best describe its performances.Sao Clemente samba school during the parade

History

São Clemente samba school in Rio de Janeiro was conceived and founded by Ivo da Rocha Gomes, Ailton Teixeira and John Marino in 1961. It originated in a soccer club from Botafogo and later broke away to form a Carnival group in the 1950s. Earlier, the parades were held in São Clemente streets of Botafogo. Some of its initial themes included a trilogy on the city of Rio, a plot praising the wealth of Brazil, the legends of Brazil and so on. It was in 1964 that São Clemente won its first title at the Rio Carnival.

Identity

The colors black and yellow were chosen after one of the founders attended a football match and really liked the color combination of uniform of one of the teams, and decided to replace the colors of the GRES São Clemente with black and yellow.

Performance

Over the years São Clemente’s carnival parade at the Sambadrome has become famous for themes laden with good humor and sarcastic criticism on different subjects. Its exhibits have featured participants and scenarios of society and it has come to be defined as a samba school concerned with the problems of the Brazilian people. For example, in 1984 São Clemente’s Carnival parade presented a theme referring to the chaos and violence of Rio's road traffic. It’s following year, it created an entertaining spoof about the major problem of the housing deficit in Brazil.

Carnival Information 2018

GroupDay of the ParadeParade Time
Special GroupFebruary 1123:05
Theme: “Academicamente Popular”Composer: Ricardo Góes, Flavinho Segal, Naldo, Serginho Machado, Fabiano Paiva, Igor Marinho e Gustavo ClarãoInterpreter: Leozinho NunesSamba EnredoVem ver! Convidei debretpra pintar o desfile do meu carnavalà arte neoclássica imperano brasil colonial, dom joão!Em nobres traços vê inspiraçãoe faz um rio à francesaerguendo os pilares do saberemoldurando… a exuberante naturezaonde toda forma se misturaà mais perfeita arquiteturaé a força da mata! Salve são sebastião!Onde o artista encontra o povo, a beleza desse chãoviu no tom a negritude, viu no índio atitudeo esplendor de uma naçãoao ver a minha obra na avenidarelembro dos artistas imortaisé a brasilidade dando vidaà arte dos salões aos carnavaishoje “quem chorava vai sorrir”os manuais vão reluzira “missão” no peito de quem amaem manter acesa “chama”recriar os 200 anos de histórianuma linda trajetóriaacademicamente populara mais bela arte o samba me deufiz da são clemente o retrato fielos traços mais finos, com as bençãos de deusdeslizam no meu papel