“Mangueira, Não” and “Silenciar a Mangueira, Não”

"Mangueira, Não" by Herivelto Martins and Grande Otelo (1943) ---They destroyed Praça Onze They demolished plazas and roads, I know They can even do away with Estácio, grand old Estácio de Sá Knock down all the morros, tear down my shack But silence Mangueira, no! Mangueira was a morro born dancing samba And lived singing Mangueira was… Continue reading “Mangueira, Não” and “Silenciar a Mangueira, Não”

Adeus, Mangueira

"Adeus, Mangueira" by Herivelto Martins and Grande Otelo (1958) ---Juscelino summoned me - I'm going to die of saudade, but I'm goingGoodbye, Mangueira, goodbye my Vigário Geral Goodbye, my samba, goodbye federal capital I was born on the morro (ai ai ai), and I grew up on the morro (ai ai ai) Excuse me, Sir,… Continue reading Adeus, Mangueira