Dalila and RInoRinoceronte and Dalila (习枫 Xí Fèng; 杨絮 Yáng Xù) are a very dear couple to Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai. They are a very special pair of individuals, with broad smiles and great sense of humor who bring axé to every training and roda. They are also very committed and hard-working in their purpose of learning capoeira; Dalila had the Highest Training Attendance Rate of the year 2010!

We are specially grateful to them for their help in promoting and explaining capoeira culture to more and more Chinese people. The group has gladly celebrated their love at their wedding ceremony, which has been a really special ocasion to do a capoeira demonstration for all their family and friends. Soneca has prepared a special wedding roda song for them by gathering all the ideas and best wishes from the group :

RINOCERONTE E DALILA

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Ele e o rei da cabeçada
ela tem a perna longa
Ele não tem medo de nada
ela e libélula maluca

Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila
Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila

Eles tem a ginga suave
mais a alma concentrada
São os pais da comunidade
xinesa de capoeira

Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila
Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila

São jovens são namorados
nessa roda da existência
Eles querem ficar juntos
e se amar toda uma vida

Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila
Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila

No jogo de Adam e Eva
vamos lhes acompanhar
Bater palmas, bater palmas
parabéns vamos lhes dar

Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila
Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila

Vai capoeira mandinga
vamos pra eles jogar
Cabeçada, meia lua
parabéns vamos lhes dar

Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila
Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte e Dalila

Rhinoceros and Dalila (English Translation)

He’s the king of cabeçada,
She’s got a long leg
He’s not scared of anything
She’s a crazy dragonfly

Ayo, aya! (typical Chinese interjections) Rinoceronte and Dalila
Ayo, aya! Rinoceronte and Dalila

They have a soft ginga
but a focused soul
they are the parents
of the Chinese capoeira community

(Coro)

They are young and in love
in this roda of existence
they want to be together
and love each other all their life.

(Coro)

In the Adam and Eve game
we’re going to join in
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Let’s congratulate them!

(Coro)

Let’s go Capoeira Mandinga
Let’s play for them
cabeçada, meia lua
Let’s congratulate them!