2022 Themed Samba
Authors: Dadinho, Fadico, Rildo Seixas, Manolo, Anderson Lemos, Carlinhos Fionda and Alves.
Singer: Zé Paulo Sierra
Ora yê yê o oxum!
Seu dourado tem axé
Fiz o meu quilombo no Abaeté
Quem lava a alma desta gente veste ouro
É Viradouro! É Viradouro!
Levanta preta que o Sol tá na janela
Leva a gamela pro xaréu do pescador
A alforria se conquista com o ganho
E o balaio é do tamanho do suor do seu amor
Mainha, esses velhos areais
Onde nossos ancestrais
Sempre acordam a manhã
Sentem cheiro de angelim
E a doçura de quindim
Na bica de Itapuã
Camará ganhou a cidade
O erê herdou liberdade
Canto das Marias, baixa do dendê
Chama a freguesia pro batuquejê
São elas dos anjos e das marés
Caboclas do balangandã, ô iaiá
Ciranda de roda na beira do mar
Aguadeira que benze e vai pro terreiro sambar
Ganhadeira de fé!
É a voz da mulher
Xangô ilumina a caminhada
A falange está formada
Um coral cheio de amor
Kaô! O axé vem da Bahia
Esta negra cantoria
Que Maria ensinou
Oh mãe ensaboa
Mãe ensaboa pra depois quarar
I WAS RAISED BY LISTENING TO THE STORIES GRANDMA TOLD ME FROM VERY YOUNG. I REMEMBER WELL OF ONE OF THE LAST NIGHTS I SAT AT HER SIDE TO HEAR HER WITH NO TIME TO LEAVE. THE TIME SEEMED TO NOT EXIST, BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT IT HAD REACHED ME AND, BEFORE I REALIZED, IT SEEMED THAT ALL THE FANTASY OF THE CHILDREN'S TIMES DISSAPEARED. UNTIL THAT ... IN THAT UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT, SHE CALLED ME ONCE AGAIN AND, WITH A MYSTERIOUS LOOK, SAID: "COME ... I WANT TO SHOW YOU A SECRET!".
FROM A HEAVY DRAWER IN THE SHELF, SHE TOOK AN OLD VOLUME OF DARK LEATHER COAT, WITH THE TITLE: "VIRAVIRADOURO"! THE SECRET BOOK OF CHARMS. AND ORDERED: "PAY CLOSE ATTENTION ... BECAUSE THAT IS THE MAGICAL WORD THAT WILL TRANSFORM OUR TALE IN CHARM. AND EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS HERE SHOULD BE BETWEEN US ... ", AND SHE GUFFAWED IMPRESSIVELY... GRANDMA, A WITCH ??? WHAT HAPPENED FROM THAT MOMENT IS WHAT WE'LL FIND OUT NOW.
I SAT CURIOUS, BY HER SIDE, WISHING TO HEAR HER TELLING MORE OF THE DELICIOUS ADVENTURES THAT ANIMATED MY CHILDHOOD. GRANDMA BEGAN: "WE KNOW VERY OLD HISTORIES, THAT COME TO US THROUGH BOOKS AND TELLERS. THEY KEEP ENDLESS MYSTERIES! ", SHE SAID, AS SHE OPENED THE PAGES OF THE FIRST CHAPTER. AND THEN SHE STARTED READING, POINTING THE TITLE: "ENCHANTERS CAN MAKE IMPOSSIBLE DESIRES TRUE OR CAST TERRIBLE CURSES. THE LITTLE THAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THEM IS HIDDEN IN VERY ANCIENT BOOKS; They inhabit a magical and enigmatic universe. YOU SHOULD NEVER MOCK OR DOUBT THE STRENGTH THAT YOU HAVE. " AND SHE CAST A SPELL:
"IF A GOD WANTS, HE MAKES THE EARTH TREMBLE ... TO THE GENIUS OF THE LAMP, YOU WILL TELL YOUR DESIRES; THE FAIRY CHARM MAKES LUCK CHANGE; CAUTION WITH THE DEVIL AND HIS CURSE; BUT IT IS WITH THE WITCH THAT STARTS THE CHANGE: VIRAVIRADOURO VAI VIRAR!".
THAT MAGICAL WORD OPENS THE WAYS WHERE THE ENCHANTERS ENTER. GODS, GENIUS, FAIRY GODMOTHERS, DEMONS AND WITCHES ARISE FROM ALL THE SONGS AND TALES, TO SHOW THEIR INCREDIBLE POWERS ABLE TO CAUSE GREAT TRANSFORMATIONS. THEY LEAVE THE BOOK AND CHANGE ADVENTURE IN LIFE, ON THE AVENUE.
The school played in the Niterói parades for 39 years (1947 to 1985), but in this period it came to Rio de Janeiro some times (64 and 65), obtaining no more than a 26th (last) place in the third division.
After being a niteroiense champion for eighteen times, Viradouro decided to try its luck again in Rio in 1986. It made good parades in the lower groups, being Group 2 champion in 1989 with the plot "Mercadores e Mascates" and champion of Group 1 the following year with "Só Vale o escrito", thus reaching the Main Group in 1991.
With a tribute to the actress Dercy Gonçalves, the school surprised and arrived in 7th place, ahead of Mangueira and Vila Isabel, the year that the Império Serrano was demoted. The school had the same number of points of the 4th placed, the Beija-Flor. Just by the tiebreaker criteria, the school ended up falling to 7th position. In the parade, considered by the critics as very beautiful, the honoree paraded on top of the first allegorical car, with breasts on display.
In 1992, the school presented the plot "E a magia da sorte chegou", plot by Max Lopes, which tells the story of the gypsies. The school made one of the best parades in its history. However, two incidents occurred. The first was when evolutionary mismatches in a couple in Egypt's car that made the school run so it did not burst the time. The second was in one of the most beautiful cars of that year, which honored Siberia and brought several Siberian huskies, which caught fire. At the time of the fire, the parade was in its final minutes. The fire department's decision was to wait for the car to burn completely to start firefighting. Meanwhile, a huge trail of smoke covered Sapucaí. During this time, the school stood still until the time of the fire. Finally, the school burst the time in 13 minutes, which resulted in the loss of 13 points. It was these lost points that took the school to the 9th position. Faced with the fire, the school still lost points in the evolution question. As the fire was caused by short circuit and not by technical problems, there was no punishment for the specific case.
Max Lopes still stayed in school in 1993, getting the 7th place with the plot "Amor, Sublime Amor", but in 1994 Viradouro would bring Joãosinho Trinta, who had left Beija-Flor two years ago. Soon in its starring, the carnavalesco obtained the 3º place, the best result of the school until then. Afterwards, it obtained two bad results, being classified in 8ª in 1995 with "O Rei e os três espantos de Debret" and in 13th position in 1996, with "Aquarela do Brasil ano 2000".
After the poor result of 1996, when it was almost demoted, the Viradouro had the project of getting to the Parade of the Champions. But the final result was more generous and gave the first title to the school of Niterói. With Dominguinhos do Estácio as official interpreter and "Darkness, light, the explosion of the Universe", took to the avenue a beautiful game of colors, contrasting the black and white, light and dark. One of the highlights of this parade was the drumming, in the "stop", some bars in funk rhythm, under the command of Mestre Jorjão. At that time there were critics of some other drummers who did not like the news.
The following year, the school presented the plot "Orfeu, o Negro do Carnaval", based on the film of the same name, that mixed Greek mythology with the Brazilian social reality. In that year the school hoped to repeat the success of the previous year, but only got a fifth place, which led to protest in the parade of the champions, with some of its members including wearing clown noses. From then on, the school always managed to reach the Champion's Parade, except in 2005, when it was in 8th position.
In 2004 the Barreto neighborhood school reissued "A festa do Círio de Nazaré", plot of the Unidos de São Carlos presented in 1975, initially the proposal of the school was an unpublished story about the Paraense pilgrimage, but then the President José Carlos Monassa at the time interrupted the samba-plot dispute of the school and announced the reissue of the estaciano samba. If the criterion for discarding the lowest grade was applied at that time, the school would have been champion of that year's carnival, with 299.8 points if discounted all the minimum notes of each item, except the drums' section that had the grades of a judge annulled by breach of confidentiality.