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Acadêmicos do Salgueiro

Salgueiro Escola de Samba Bandeira


 2020 Themed Samba

Authors: Demá Chagas, Marcelo Motta, Renato Galante, Fred Camacho, Leonardo Gallo, Getúlio Coelho, Vanderlei Sena, Francisco Aquino, Guinga do Salgueiro e Ricardo Neves. 
Singer: Emerson Dias

Samba Letter

Vai trovejar!!!
Abram caminhos pro grande Obá
É força, é poder, o Aláàfin de Oyó
“Oba Ko so!” ao Rei Maior
É pedra quando a justiça pesa
O Alujá carrega a fúria do tambor
No vento a sedução (Oyá)
O verdadeiro amor (Oraiêiêô)
E no sacrifício de Obà (Oba xi Obà)
Lá vem Salgueiro!

Mora na pedreira, é a lei na terra
Vem de Aruanda pra vencer a guerra
Eis o justiceiro da Nação Nagô
Samba corre gira, gira pra Xangô

Rito sagrado, ariaxé
Na igreja ou no candomblé
A benção, meu Orixá!
É água pra benzer, fogueira pra queimar
Com seu oxê, “chama” pra purificar
Bahia, meus olhos ainda estão brilhando
Hoje marejados de saudade
Incorporados de felicidade
Fogo no gongá, salve o meu protetor
Canta pra saudar, 

Obanixé kaô
Machado desce e o terreiro treme
Ojuobá! Quem não deve não teme
Olori XANGÔ eieô 
Olori XANGÔ eieôKabecilê, 
meu padroeiro Traz a vitória pro meu Salgueiro!

2020 Parade

2020 Themed Samba

  • Carnival Commission: Alex de Souza
  • Carnival Director: Igor Leal
  • Harmony Director: Siromar Carvalho, Tia Alda e Marcelo Light
  • IntérpreteEmerson Dias
  • SingerMarcão
  • Drums DirectorViviane Araújo
  • Drummers' QueenVinícius Pessanha
  • Escort: Jackeline Pessanha
  • Vanguard Commission: Hélio Bejani
  • 2020 Parade
  • Parading Position: 4th to parade on Sunday 03/03/2019

" Xangô"


Open wings to the Man who is born of power and dies in the name of power. He seizes his brother's throne to become the true leader of a nation.

Sàngó, absolute king, strong, unbeatable, Aláàfìn Òyó, the Man of the Palace; the great Obá, the great King.

Revere the orisha of lightning, thunder and fire. "Lord of the Lightning" or "Lord of Souls". Virilous and bold, violent and vigilant; ruthless with liars, thieves, and malefactors. Xango is the ultimate representation of Olorum's power. The challenge is always done to confirm your power. Its double ax, its Oxé, is the symbol of impartiality. It is a deity of life, represented by the ardent fire, and for this reason has no affinity with death, nor with the other orixás that bind themselves to death.

Sàngó, Yoruba Orisà; Nzazi / Loango, Bantu Nkisi; Xango, Ketu Orixá; Heviossô, Jeje Vodum; Chango / Jebioso, Santeria Cubana; Ogoun Shango, Vodou Haiti.

It is the royals in their robes and their wealth, their way of managing power. He uses the red of the nobility and - if great kings stepped on the red carpet - Xangô steps on the fire.

Three wives: Oya, who divides the domain over the fire. Oxum, the most beloved. And Oba, who for the sake of his king, was able to mutilate his own body.

He arrives in Brazil by his devoted children. It is worshiped as a religion. In the Northeast, influenced by Daomé, is also denominated of Xangô, by virtue of the popularity and importance of the entity in that region. The root is from the Siege of Pai Adam. It is the Xangô of Pernambuco, Xango of Recife, Xango of the Northeast and Nagô Egbá.

Syncretized: from the Quarries to St. Jerome, who tame the lion and who has the power of writing and writes in stone his laws and his judgments. At the waterfall, with St. John the Baptist, because of the baptism of Jesus, to wash his head in fresh water to purify himself. With the power of fire, burning, destroying everything that is bad and transmutation occurs, bringing all that is good, all possible good, according to our merit. This is what we asked for at the bonfires of the month of June.

St. Jude Thaddeus, for having a book in hand connected with works and applications for studies. St. Michael the Archangel is a warrior, not of wars without purpose, but of the war of each against his own "demon." Michael descends from the heavens with the red in his clothes, in his arduous battle against evil, almost always pointing his blow up and down. The maximum authority of St. Peter, the stone. The first pope, who holds the keys to the church and the sky.

Today my eyes are shining, my dear Bahia, land blessed by the gods. Happiness also lives in the Salgueiro. That morning in 1969, the late teacher, in the Tijucan school, was incorporated for the first time, when he dressed like the orixá. And from there to eternity, consecrated as the Salgueiro's Xango.

Lord of what is just and right, such as respect for equality of all. If the justice of men has blindfolded, where "all would be equal before the law." Xango's are always wide open. We appeal to the supreme court, with its twelve Obas-Ministros de Xangô do Axé Opó Afonjá. All will be judged without privileges! Presided over by the Great Judge, who beats the hammer and gives his verdict: Enough of impunity! Your children ask for justice. Be it!

Xango is our father is our King! Kawó Kabiesilé !!! (Alex de Souza)

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  • Foundation:: 05/03/1953
  • Colors: Vermelho e Branco
  • President: André Vaz 
  • HonoraryRafael Alves
  • Samba Hall: Rua Silva Teles, 104 - Andaraí - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - CEP 20541-110
  • Rehearsals: ?????????
  • Barracks: Cidade do Samba (Barracão nº 08) - Rua Rivadávia Correa, nº 60 - Gamboa - CEP: 20.220-290/td>
  • Website: www.salgueiro.com.br
  • Press: Flávia Cirino 

 Salgueiro's history

First years

In its first parade, with the plot "Romaria à Bahia" in 1954, Acadêmicos do Salgueiro surprised the audience and reached third place, ahead of Portela.

The first president of the Salgueiro was Paulino de Oliveira and in the years that followed, the school dared to deal with plots that put black people in prominence, not as extras. It is a striking example of this new style, Ship Negreiro (1957). But it was in 1958, under the presidency of Nélson Andrade, that the association adopted the motto that it still has today: no better, no worse, just a different school. Nélson Andrade was responsible for the carnival of Fernando Pamplona to the Salgueiro in 1960, beginning a great change in the visual of the school. Pamplona created a team formed by him, the couple Dirceu and Marie Lousie Nery, Arlindo Rodrigues and Nilton Sá, revolutionized the aesthetics of the parades of the samba schools. This trend was reinforced by the arrival of Fernando Pamplona and later by Arlindo Rodrigues, who rescued black characters who enriched Brazilian history, although they were little portrayed in school books such as Zumbi dos Palmares (Quilombo dos Palmares - 1960), Xica da Silva (Xica da Silva - 1963) and Chico Rei (Chico Rei - 1964).

1963 - "Xica da Silva"

In the first parade held on Avenida Presidente Vargas, Acadêmicos do Salgueiro was the ninth school to perform for Group 1. Once again the school chose to pay homage to an unknown personality of the general public at the time, Chica da Silva. The idea of ??developing such a plot started from the carnival artist Arlindo Rodrigues. Even Fernando Pamplona was unaware of the character. Arlindo was responsible for the parade, while Pamplona helped to choose the samba-entredo. For the first time, in the history of the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, a plot was centered on a female personality. Also for the first time, a samba school parade featured a choreographed wing. With wigs, gloves, and period clothing, school components represented twelve pairs of polka dancing nobles. The "minuet" wing was choreographed by Mercedes Baptista, the first black dancer of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. At the time, the idea caused controversy and divided opinions, receiving criticisms from more traditional sambistas. With the passage of time, the choreographies in wings and allegories were incorporated by other schools. Isabel Valença, wife of the then president Osmar Valença, paraded as a standout representing Chica da Silva. His costume wore a six-foot wig, and a dress with a six-foot-long tail. Isabel's luxury fantasy was so successful that she was invited to participate in the costume contest of the Municipal Theater the following year, becoming the first black woman to win the contest. Isabel would parade for years as the salgueiro floor, always sporting expensive, luxurious costumes. Filmmaker Cacá Diegues, who attended the live parade, said the presentation was one of the inspirations to direct the film Xica da Silva, shot in 1976. At the end of its parade, the school received shouts of "already won." In the calculation of the notes, favoritism was confirmed and Acadêmicos do Salgueiro won his second title of champion of the carioca carnival. This time alone. In the year of 2013, the Extra Newspaper re-created the parade in a special show in honor of the Acadêmicos do Salgueiro.