This weekend, Kingdom of Liberty Samba School is celebrating 40 years in Manaus

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Recreational Guild School samba The United Kingdom of Liberty turns 40 next Sunday (5), but the commemoration party will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday (4). To stimulate the community in the Morro da Liberdade neighborhood and surrounding areas in the south region, the association designed a large meeting place with lots of pagodas and sambas, in the Buteçao do Reno ze Picano, outside of Zulmira Gomes in Terreirao do Samba.

The group is going to start by animating the Amigos do Bosquinho Poeta audience, followed by Pagode dos Mestres and Poder A+, who promise not to let anyone stop. Special guest appearance by Lucinho do Samba and many other guests. At midnight, there is a traditional greeting to the sound of Nego Léo and Battery Furiosa. Closing the night, Mario Moral brings together a repertoire with multiple rhythms to stun everyone.

The party has open doors, free and free tables. It is mandatory to use mask, alcohol gel and presentation of vaccination card with at least the first dose against COVID-19.

Grace on the UK of Freedom

Grace United Kingdom of Liberty developed a number of works to improve the carnival. Throughout the year, and not only during the Carnival period, it develops artistic and cultural activities within the court, such as samba troupes, rehearsals for folklore groups, music and dance workshops, among others. Much work is also done by the Instituto Reino do Amanhã, which works with children and adolescents in various fields. As a result, today, it is the only samba school in Manaus that brings an audience of more than five thousand people to all street rehearsals and is one of the few schools to fill the stands on the night of the parade.

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In its 39 years of existence, the United Kingdom of Liberty has disputed 31 titles, becoming 13-time champions of the special group of Manaus. Its final title was in 2019 with the anthology “Afro-Brazilian Drums, Faith and Customs – A Bencao Me Zulmira”.

Over the past 15 years, it has managed to win 15 trophies, making it the only samba school in the country to achieve this feat. There were 7 champion titles (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), 6 runners-up (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2015, 2020), and 2 third places (2008 and 2013).

Service:

Who: United Kingdom of Liberty 40th Birthday Party

When: this saturday, 09/04

the schedule: from 5 pm

Local: Buteçao do Reino ze Picanco is located in Terreirao do Samba, on the outskirts of Zulmira Gomes, in Av. Sao Joao, s/n, Morro da Liberdade

With information obtained from consultation*

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