Take a peek inside our new book: Portuguese for Capoeiristas

.ugb-227888f-wrapper.ugb-container__wrapper{background-color:#8ed1fc !important}.ugb-227888f-wrapper.ugb-container__wrapper:before{background-color:#8ed1fc !important}.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > h1,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > h2,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > h3,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > h4,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > h5,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > h6{color:#222222}.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > p,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > ol li,.ugb-227888f-content-wrapper > ul li{color:#222222} Take a peek inside our new book: Portuguese for Capoeiristas We've been working hard on this project for a long time and finally it's live! You can take a look inside the … Continue reading Take a peek inside our new book: Portuguese for Capoeiristas

Interview with Contra Mestra Jana

.ugb-77a929c .ugb-img{width:960px;height:auto !important}Contra Mestra JanaJanaina Crivelli Erheim AKA Contra Mestra Jana - The biggest smile in capoeira! Whenever she plays, sings or teaches… she always has the most amazing contagious smile! Student of Mestre Suassuna and creator of the capoeira clothing brand Folha Seca de Capoeira. Jana arrived in Munich to show share our beautiful … Continue reading Interview with Contra Mestra Jana

A Manteiga Derramou – Capoeira Song Lyrics, Meaning and English Translation

A Manteiga Derramou – Capoeira Song Lyrics, Meaning and English Translation Every Capoeirista is familiar with the song "A Manteiga Derramou", but have you ever considered the meaning behind the lyrics? The song is a very old one with no known author. As with many Capoeira songs it speaks of the era of slavery during … Continue reading A Manteiga Derramou – Capoeira Song Lyrics, Meaning and English Translation

Papoeira Podcast #12 – Cultural Appropriation, Didactics, Mestres Ivan & Giaola

The 12th Podcast in on the air! Papoeira's twelfth podcast is on the air! A podcast made by capoeiristas for capoeiristas. In this edition of the podcast we discuss capoeira making the news in the culture wars, some little known history about a popular character in numerous capoeira songs, and our first interview with a … Continue reading Papoeira Podcast #12 – Cultural Appropriation, Didactics, Mestres Ivan & Giaola

Sai Sai Catarina – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

Sai Sai Catarina - Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning This song doesn't have many secrets, but it does have a lot to give! Sorry for shattering your illusions, but not all capoeira songs hide a mysterious story or hidden meaning, sometimes they are just that, songs. There are sources that say that … Continue reading Sai Sai Catarina – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

Oi Sim Sim Sim – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

Oi Sim Sim Sim Capoeira Song - Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning It doesn't take much to translate the words of this song - But have you thought about what the song is actually trying to say? Oi sim sim simOi não não não Mas hoje tem amanhã nãoMas hoje tem amanhã não Oh yes … Continue reading Oi Sim Sim Sim – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

Papoeira Podcast #11 – Berimbaus, Reflexions, Mestre Chicote

The 11th Papoeira Podcast is on air! A Podcast by Capoeiristas for Capoeiristas! In this episode we bring you more great music, more polemics, and an amazing interview! Mestre Chicote tells us how he came to write his ladainha about the life of Mestre Suassuna (Read an English translation of the lyrics here).We look into … Continue reading Papoeira Podcast #11 – Berimbaus, Reflexions, Mestre Chicote

Vida do Mestre Suassuna – Ladainha Lyrics and English Translation

Vida do Mestre Suassuna - Ladainha Written by Mestre Chicote Lyrics and English Translation Reinaldo Ramos Suassuna é o senhorQue do estilo miudinho é o criadorNasceu na Bahia lá nas Terras de BambaMas foi em Itabuna onde tudo começouE logo aos 14 anos esse fato aconteceu Teve um problema es pernas que nem hospital resolveuE … Continue reading Vida do Mestre Suassuna – Ladainha Lyrics and English Translation

Papoeira Podcast #10: A Bird, The Amazon, Mestre Sabiá

The 10th Papoeira Podcast is on the air! A podcast made by Capoeiristas for Capoeiristas. In this episode, more curious facts from the history of Capoeira, and a bit of controversy: We talk about a bird that features not only in many Capoeira songs, but also regularly in Brazilian popular music.A discussion about the crisis … Continue reading Papoeira Podcast #10: A Bird, The Amazon, Mestre Sabiá