Tag Archive: songs

Oct 29 2011

Why sing Paraná ê?

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Written by Formada Ana Marley & Manuel de Querino Translated into English by Shayna McHugh Source: Capoeira Santista Much of capoeira’s philosophy and history is recorded between the lines of its songs, not forgetting that part of this history is linked with that of Brazil. This is why it’s important to research and question the meaning …

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Oct 29 2011

Top Five Capoeira Song Lyrics Sites

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 …

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Oct 26 2011

The Ladainha of Pedro Cem

A Lenda de Pedro Cem Lá no céu vai quem merece Na terra vale quem tem A soberba combatida Foi quem matou Pedro Cem Deus é pai de nós todos E eu não sou pai de ninguém Lá se foi minha fortuna Exclamava Pedro Cem Ontem eu fui milionário Já tive e hoje não tenho …

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Oct 26 2011

Representation of Women in Capoeira Songs

Written by Maria José Somerlate Barbosa Translation into English by Shayna McHugh Abstract: This article analyzes the representation of women in capoeira songs, examining the ethical and instructive roles of the lyrics. Some comparisons are made between common themes in capoeira songs and in Popular Brazilian Music (MPB), establishing links between the representation of women in …

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Oct 26 2011

Why capoeira songs should stay in Portuguese

Capoeiristas fall into two camps when it comes to singing capoeira songs in other languages. The people who are against it say that Portuguese is the traditional language of capoeira songs and we should preserve that tradition. They argue that the individual should change in order to learn capoeira, not change capoeira in order to …

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Oct 26 2011

How I learned to like capoeira songs

When I first got into capoeira, I excitedly looked forward to learning the music. I had heard that capoeira songs represented an important oral tradition, that they were a treasure trove of historical knowledge, philosophy, and wisdom. But when I started looking up lyrics and their translations, I was somewhat disappointed. Jogo de dentro, jogo …

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Oct 26 2011

What types of songs are sung in capoeira?

Capoeira songs fall into four main categories: ladainhas, chulas, corridos, and quadras. Capoeira angola uses ladainhas, chulas, and corridos. Mestre Bimba’s capoeira regional used primarily quadras and corridos. Capoeira contemporânea uses primarily corridos, though some groups use ladainhas and chulas when playing to the angola toque on the berimbau. Ladainha The word “ladainha” means “litany.” …

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