Unidos da Tijuca brought the history and culture of the Baía de Todos os Santos in Bahia to Sapucaí in the early hours of this Monday (20). Watch videos of the parade above.
To earn their fifth title in the Rio Carnival Special Group, the fourth school defended the theme “It’s a wave that’s going… It’s a wave that’s coming… I’ll be the Baía de Todos os Santos, the aimed at the samba of “My Country”.
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In its parade, Tijuca had 29 wings, six cars, two stands and 3,300 members. To build a playful narrative, the school presented mermaids, fish, dolphins, fisherman tales, parties and legends of the local people along the riverbank.
1 of 13 Juliana Alves parades through Unidos da Tijuca — Photo: Marcos Serra Lima/g1 2 of 13 Lexa, the drum queen of Unidos da Tijuca, parades in sector 1 of Sapucaí — Photo: Marcos Serra Lima/g1 3 of 13 Effect of Tijuca Front Commission — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo 4 of 13 Unidos da Tijuca Front Commission — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo 5 of 13 Juliana Alves as Iemanjá in Unidos da Tijuca — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo 6 of 13 night owls from Unidos da Tijuca parade in Sapucaí — Photo: Pilar Olivares/Portal 7 of 13 Highlight of the Unidos da Tijuca school — Photo: Ricardo Moraes/Portal 8 of 13 VelhaGuarda da Tijuca on a float — Photo: Alexandre Durão/g1 9 of 13 Ala da Tijuca stands for Ilha dos Frades — Photo: Alexandre Durão/g1 10 of 13 Ala da Tijuca stands for the oil in Baía de Todos os Santos — Photo: Alexandre Durão/g1 11 of 13 Baianas da Tijuca — Photo: Alexandre Durão /g1 12 of 13 Abreach da Tijuca — Photo: Alexandre Durão/g1 13 of 13 University Front Committee dos da Tijuca — Photo: Alexandre Durão/g1
Unidos da Tijuca brings the culture, joy, history, mysticism, musicality and beauty of the Baía de Todos os Santos in Bahia to Sapucaí.
The twocar Wing Hugger brought the legendary Iara, the fishwife, and a large humpback whale, representative of the whales that leave the Antarctic Sea to breed in the bay.
Along the wings, Tijuca showed Bahia’s relationship with the Portuguese, Dutch, French, Africans, and the combination of orixás and saints, the orixantos.
United by Tijuca in 1 minute
Leading the drums, wearing clothing celebrating sea crossings and defending the region against invaders, singer Lexa was a golden mermaid in her third attendance at the school.
Without major problems during his save, Tijuca met his biggest obstacle right in the last car. The statue of a lighthouse that stands at the end of the allegory entered Sapucaí slightly upset after hitting an overpass.
1 of 1 Revelers at the Unidos da Tijuca parade in Sapucaí — Photo: Pilar Olivares/Portal Revelers at the Unidos da Tijuca parade in Sapucaí — Photo: Pilar Olivares/Portal