These five sites give lyrics to hundreds and hundreds of capoeira songs, from both angola and regional/contemporânea. Some even have sound clips so that you can listen to the melodies. Take a look… then get out there and sing in the roda!
- Pequeno Cancioneiro de Capoeira Angola: Hands-down the most comprehensive songbook I’ve found thusfar for capoeira angola. 83 pages of ladainhas and corridos from Mestres Moraes, Valmir, Cobrinha, Joao Grande, Roberval, Janja, Lua Rasta, and others – compiled by a member of Capoeira Angola Raíz in Costa Rica. It includes the author of each song, if known, and the CD where the song can be heard.
- Capoeira Music: This site’s mission is to cherish the music and songs we all love, show our appreciation to all the Mestres and Compositors that created the music and to spread the art of Capoeira. They are continually adding new songs to the database.
- 159-page songbook: Compiled by Espaguete of Bantus Capoeira, this book contains over 380 songs (and English translations) gathered from various sources on the internet. Also contains a pronunciation guide and a few great articles on musicality and spirituality in capoeira!
- Lyrics from the old Mestres: Galho’s page gives lyrics for many older CDs that were not produced with liner notes, such as the recordings of Mestres Bimba, Pastinha, Waldemar, Paulo dos Anjos, Canjiquinha, Traíra, Noronha, Eziquiel, and Caiçara.
- Capoeiralyrics.info: Just lyrics – plain and simple
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