Unidos da Tijuca originated in the slums of Tijuca

Brazil’s third oldest samba school Unidos da Tijuca samba school is renowned for its niche since half a century. They gained worldwide fame for being the first group to present dancers mounted on floats, creating what are known as “human sculptures” in the carnival’s parade at the Sambadrome. This samba school is known for its best drum segment in Rio, locally called Pura Cadencia. All these developments led to Unidos da Tijuca’s joining the elite guild of samba schools.

Unidos da Tijuca Champions Parade

History

Situated in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra de Tijuca region, the samba group Unidos da Tijuca was conceptualized in 1931 on December 31st and has been a stupendous force in the history of the samba Carnival. It was founded with the aim of defending the roots of Brazil’s traditional folklore and to honor its multi-cultural background as well as to protest against issues.

Identity

Unidos da Tijuca’s colors gold yellow and blue along with the symbol of the royal peacock help this outstanding school identify themselves with pride and glory. The color combination gold and blue was chosen to bring beauty and splendor to the banner that represents the entire school.

Performance

Unidos da Tijuca has been synonymous with bravado and innovation. They are touted as the first samba group to present glides and wings in carnival parade costumes in addition to being the first to record a samba theme-plot in vinyl. Also it is the only school paying homage to Brazil’s background as an erstwhile Portuguese colony. The school has evolved immensely in terms of professionalism and structure coming second twice in the last five years. Unidos da Tijuca, like most Rio de Janeiro samba schools, faced a difficult period and not only did it survive it came out stronger. Today its Samba-rehearsals are also extremely sought-after in Rio.

Carnival Information 2018

Group Day of the Parade Parade Time
Special Group February 12 22:00

Theme: “Um Coração Urbano: Miguel, o Arcanjo das Artes, Saúda o Povo e Pede Passagem”

Composer: Totonho, Mart’Nalia, Dudu, Marcelinho Moreira e Fadico.

Interpreter: Tinga

Samba Enredo

O grande espetáculo vai começar
prepare o seu coração
na ilha encantada a lembrança
no reino dos mares, a inspiração
um príncipe, um sonhador
gênio das artes, seu grande amor
espelho de “clara” sabedoria
a escrita lhe fascinou
fez do trabalho a sua vida
arcanjo do riso, poeta do humor

quando a luz acender, o céu clarear
o morro desce pra vê-lo brilhar
quantas emoções a proporcionar
oh mestre da arte de contracenar

é lindo ver seu brilhantismo em tantas criações
roteiros, personagens, portal de grandes tentações
o carnaval, um “toma lá da cá” de gente bamba
que tira o “pé na cova” quando samba
partilha essa alegria na sapucaí
“sai de baixo” chegou a hora é a vez do povo do borel
em forma de samba, a nossa homenagem à você miguel
tijuca escola de vida, és minha paixão
as lágrimas de outrora já não rolam mais
se rolarem é de emoção!

O povo do samba chamou
e fez de você um poema de amor
na minha bandeira azul e amareal
mais um estrela miguel falabella

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