2012 Carnival 

The Wonders Of Little Africa

Samba is here!

I am “Pimpolhos” going forward
Play with Samba, and be happy
The Wonders of Little Africa
Future of this country of mine 2x

Today Pimpolhos is going to shake
Tremble the Marquês of Sapucaí
You will fall in love with my Samba
My heritage is popular culture
Come be enchanted
With this love story
That started way in the past…
Where Little Africa
With Samba fell in love
But things get complicated
Progress is here!
Where, where my Love…
Are we going to live?
Mister Doctor do something
The “town hall” wants to eat my dough
Who doesn’t like Samba
Does not know of the heritage of Pedra do Sal
Can’t erase from history… the memory of my carnival 2x

Favela… together with straws is our root
In Praça Onze I’ve seen Carnivals
So many people dance samba…
Aunt Ciata in the kitchen
Ismael and Pixinguinha…
Full of joy, that’s our Brazil!
Long live our carnival!

I am “Pimpolhos” going forward
Play with Samba, and be happy
The Wonders of Little Africa
Future of this country of mine 2x

Long ago in the Guanabara waters…
First act: when Little Africa meets Samba
Little Africa dresses up to present Samba to its family:
Little Africa daydreams
“After so many sharp looks
My chest feels like you know what?” 1
Samba responds
“I am Samba
I am from Rio de Janeiro
I am the one who takes joy
To millions of Brazilian hearts!” 2
The family meets Samba…
And the Samba circle is born