Mangueira records the backing vocals for the official CD of Grupo Especial samba-enredos for Rio carnival 2012
Here's the bateria of Mangueira recording its breaks (bossas) for the official recording of the Sambas de enredo CD Rio carnival 2012.
Ivo Meirelles and the bateria of Mangueira
Here's a video showing Ivo Meirelles, president of the Rio samba schol Mangueira, getting completely carried away with emotion over his bateria in their parade in the parade of Champions, in Rio carnival 2010.
This is not usual behaviour for a samba school president, but then Ivo is not a typical president. He was raised as a musician on the bateria of Mangueira and went on to found the group Funk'n Lata. After a sucessful career as a pop star he returned to the bateria of Mangueira, and put in a brief stint as its principal director. When Mangueira was in big trouble last year, and nobody wanted to be president, Ivo came forward and filled the gap. His stated aim is to bring the samba school back to its roots, and he is responsible for the beautiful Mangueira video that I highlighted in an earlier post.
You can see him riding the sound truck at carnival here