Samba Enredo 2016
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Milton Cunha: Carnaval é cultura

 

Milton Cunha: Carnival and Culture

Autores: Dominguinhos do Estácio
Interprete: Dominguinhos do Estácio

 

Translation: Richard Galbraith

     

Nas asas do renascimento

 

On the wings of renais

Um 'Novo Mundo' tresloucado e genial

 

A ' New World ' and crazy genius

A dama da Bromélias deslumbrante

 

The lady of stunning Bromeliads

No Paraíso do carnaval

 

In the carnival of Paraíso

Pintou em aquarela um beija-flor

 

A hummingbird painted in watercolors

E o brilho de Milton Cunha na avenida

 

Milton Cunha’s brilliance on the street

Vem chegando novas convidados

 

New guests will come

Nesse 'Sururu' danado

 

To this unstoppable wild party

Um 'bafafá' de irreveréncia e alegria

 

A 'brouhaha ' of irreverence and joy

 

refrão (bis)

 

refrain (repeat)

No palco surge ela, Bidu Sayão

 

Bidu Sayão appears on stage

E da Bahia a mais pura energia

 

The most pure energy from Bahia

Nesse cordel da galhofa naçional

 

In this string of national playfulness

Divina luz da sua sabedoria

 

Divine light of wisdom

 

Saravá!

 

Saravá!

Salve Mandela, salve os povos Agudás

 

Save Mandela , save the Agudás people

Um homem branco, Fatumbi, Filho de Santo

 

A white man, Fatumbi, Holy Child

A ilha de 'oju obá'

 

The island of 'oju obá'

Um belo figurino anuncia

 

A beautiful costume announces

No cenário do artista

 

In the scenery of the artist

O sonho colorido do povão

 

The colorful dream of the people

E leva seu talent ao mundo inteiro

 

And take your talent to the whole world

Com 'gingado brasileiro'

 

With the swing of a Brazilian

E reverências à Rosa e João

 

And curtsies to Rosa and John

 

refrão (bis)

 

refrain (repeat)

'O Ita pegou no norte'

 

'I took an Ita in the north'

Lançado a sorte fez o Rio te abraçar

 

Brought good luck and Rio embraced him

Hoje a corte inglesa está em festa

 

Today the English Court is having a party

Nesse dia de folia, um novo rei vai coroar

 

On this day of revelry, a new king is crowned

other Paraiso samba enredos

Saints and Sinners A fantastic journey to the world of Tea The Magic of the Theatre The London Olympics Ten years of Paraíso Heroes of Independence Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City Amazonia, Nature's Paradise The Fantastic World of Cinema Paraiso in Wonderland The Evolution of Paradise Venice to Rio to Paradise Brazil, Paradise of the Gods Paraiso is Samba, Samba is Paraiso

what's a samba enredo

A samba enredo is a samba theme song. Paraiso has a new song composed every year on the theme of the year's carnival.

more about 2016 carnival