of Estação Primeira de Mangueira
theme song lyrics - Carnival 2003 (About the Ten Commandements).
May 11 1852, the first telegraph of brazil was inaugurated on
a hill next to Quinta da Boa Vista (home of Emperor Dom Pedro
II). The hill was soon named "Morro dos Telegrafos"
(Telegraph Hill). Some time later, a factory that produced hats,
named "Fábrica de Fernando Braga", was installed
in that area. The factory became known as "Fábrica
das Mangueiras" because at that time, many "mangueiras"
could be found at that site (Mangueira is the name given to a
tree that produces a tropical fruit called "manga").
Soon the factory changed its name to "Fábrica de
Chapéus Magueira" (Mangueira's Hat Factory). The
name Mangueira was so strong that when a train station was inaugurated
there in 1889, it was named Mangueira and the hill next to the
station, that was first called Morro dos Telégrafos, changed
its name to Morro da Mangueira.
hill had an owner, Franciso de Paula Negreiros Saião Lobato
(Visconde de Niterói), but he was already dead when the
hill began to be inhabited. Some people started to construct
houses for rent, like the Portuguese Tomás Martins, godfather
of the future composer Carlos Cachaça, who is seen as
the founder of Mangueira for being the first one to explore it
as a place for living. Soon, Mangueira was transformed into a
community of poor people, mostly black people, sons and grandsons
of African slaves.
is the most traditional samba school in Rio de Janeiro.
The midi is playing on this page.
dez mandamentos: o samba da paz canta a saga da liberdade"
Marcelo d'aguiã, Bizuca, Gilson Benini, Clóvis
clarão no céu
Iluminou... Mangueira !
Surge um caminho de luz
pra mergulhar na história
No Egito, um Faraó
poder e riqueza, cruel tirania
E um povo sonhava na lama
que o "libertador" ali nasceria
Flutua nas águas do Nilo
a esperança guiando o menino
Criado no luxo da corte
enfrenta o deserto, sagrado destino.
o vento que sopra, poeira ! (bis)
segue o homem em busca da fé
do alto uma voz anuncia
a certeza de um novo dia.
desafia o rei
a ira divina desaba na terra
Libertação ! E num gesto encantado
o mar virou passarela
No ouro a falsa adoração
A vontade de Deus é a lei da verdade
Foi revelada pra humanidade
Mostra pro mundo Brasil (meu Brasil !)
O caminho da felicidade
planta a paz, vai colher amor (bis)
Um grito forte de liberdade
na estação primeira ecoou !
to the Carnival in Rio Menu *
~ Graphics by Irene ~ Country
Nothing in this site is Public
Domain. Graphics are copyrighted by various artists and are used
Please, click on the links above to visit the sites were you
can download the graphics from. Do not save anything from my