- Vai lá (Capoeira Mandinga)
- Capoeira Shanghai
- Por favor nao maltrate esse nego
- Velha Bahia
- Viola De Waldemar (Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar)
- Oi nega que vende ai
- Ave Maria meu Deus (Nunca vi casa nova cair)
- Ê mirê mirê
- Sobrado de mamae
- Jogar Capoeira de Angola
- Foi na beira do mar
- Oh iê, iê, iê berimbau chamou você
- Tudo na vida tem seu momento
- Ijexa e a danca do negro
By Mario Osava
SÃO LUIS, Brazil, Dec 17 (IPS) – They call it an orchestra, but this atypical all-percussion group is far from featuring the range of musicians found in a conventional ensemble. Which does not mean that the music they make is not rich and varied, as the young amateur musicians produce an amazing array of sounds.
Mestre Suassuna playing the berimbau
Magnificent display of how the berimbau is such a cool musical instrument.
Originally brought to Brazil in the 1500’s by Bantu slaves from Africa and used to accompany the famous dance called capoeira (a sort of a martial art were two fighters are training while berimbau, pandeiro, atabaque and agogo bells play the rhythm).
The berimbau was also a means of communication used by slaves to prevent being understood by their masters and is considered a sacred instrument.
Capoeira Song Compendium Version 1.0 International (PDF, 400 Kb)
A compendium of the most widely sung Capoeira songs with their English translations. Plus a guide on Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation, a capoeira glossary, an article about religion and its connection to Capoeira and other articles about Capaoeira songs.
Capoeira Lyrics: Cantigas, Ladainhas, Maculelê (PDF, 1 Mb)
Popular Capoeira’s songs lyrics, 60 pages without translation.
Capoeira’s Songs Lyrics Pack (.doc in zip-archive, 187 kb)
8 documents with popular songs lyrics.