Tough times didn’t shy away the splendor of Vila Isabel

Unidos da Vila Isabel is a very old and traditional school which nearly went into oblivion only to rejoin the Special Group later with an astonishing championship, and has scored very high again in the last few years. It is famous for its legendary Drum Queens Muses such as, Viviane Araújo, former Miss Brazil, model Adriana Perett and many more.

Vila Isabel during Rio carnival in Brazil

History

The samba school Vila Isabel was set up on April 4th 1946 by a samba lover Antonio Fernandes da Silveira, commonly called Mr.China. The thought of creating a samba school in the conventional Rio neighborhood occurred to Mr. China while he was with friends in a neighborhood bar. The first rehearsals occurred on his backyard and he became the school’s first president. Its first parade was in the year 1947 with the theme called From Slave to Queen.

Identity

Vila Isabel’s official colors are blue and white with its logo displaying a crown at the centre. The school chose to make them its official colors, since blue and white were the shades of a samba group Mr. China had been a part of, earlier.

Performance

Vila Isabel tasted its first success in 1960 when it was awarded champion’s title in the third grouping with the plot Poet of the Saves. Since then on it has grown to become one of Rio’s most prolific schools in the Sambadrome. In the 1967 Carnival, Vila Isabel introduced distinct color variants to its samba costumes in the theme titled Carnival of Illusions and that resulted in an elegant show. However, it gained a place among Rio´s Carnival Special Group only after 1983. In 1987 the theme-plot Roots won it several accolades. But it was the theme I’m Mad About You, America! that gave Vila Isabel its second championship in 2006, and it became an instant hit at the Sambadrome stands to everyone’s pure delight!

Carnival Information 2018

Group Day of the Parade Parade Time
Special Group February 11 00:10

Theme: “Corra que o Futuro Vem Aí!”

Composer: Pinguim, JP, Marcelo Valência, Julio e Deco Augusto.

Interpreter: Igor Sorriso

Samba Enredo

Quem quer tocar o horizonte
E conhecer o que virá
Mergulhe fundo, o passado é a fonte
Quem nunca foi, jamais será
O fogo que arde na alma da gente
Aquece quem sente e faz proteger
Forja o sonho, ilumina a mente
Brilha no meu ser

O mundo gira nas voltas da vila
Rodas da vida que movem moinhos
No sopro de um novo tempo, força do pensamento
Conduzindo novos caminhos

Destinos moldados na palma da mão
Lições da história pra se folhear
Os livros inspiram a evolução
Um click nos leva pra qualquer lugar
Nas ondas do rádio ou na televisão
Na sétima arte que mostra até mais
Ensinamentos, efeitos bem mais que especiais
Aventureiros cruzaram o oceano
Levaram o sonho pro fundo do mar
Riscaram o espaço e deram um passo
Maior que o homem podia imaginar
Hoje pensar em ciência
É ter consciência do que está por vir
Então pra que desistir?
Corra que o futuro vem aí

O povo do samba, é vanguarda popular
Mora nos Macacos e no Boulevard
Vem aqui aprender, “Minha vila tá legal”
“O moderno e o tradicional”

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