The samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira is this year’s great Carnival champion. The result was announced early this afternoon (Mar. 6). Second came Unidos do Viradouro, followed by Vila Isabel.
Mangueira’s performance was Monday (4) at the Sapucaí, with the theme song História pra ninar gente grande (“Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups,” in a literal English translation), by Carnival artist Leandro Vieira. The song tells the history of Brazil from the perspective of the heroes of common people.