Who was Mestre Pastinha?

Who was Mestre Pastinha? .ugb-d04bad6 .ugb-img{width:498px;height:auto !important}Mestre PastinhaVicente Joaquim Ferreira Pastinha better known as Mestre Pastinha was born the the 5th April 1889 in Salvador Bahia.A little known fact is that his father, José Señor Pastinha, was born here in Spain. He owned a small shop in the centre of Salvador.His mother, Maria Eugenia, was … Continue reading Who was Mestre Pastinha?

Devagar Se Chega Lá – Capoeira Song

Devagar Se Chega Lá - Capoeira Song Lyrics and English Translation Iniciante, eu entendo a euforia,Logo que você entrou nessa academia.Tenho bem mais tempo,e essa arte ainda me encanta.Mas água demais, até mesmomata a planta.Oi, devagar se chega lá!Beginner, I understand the euphoria,as soon as you entered this academy.I've been here much longer,and I still … Continue reading Devagar Se Chega Lá – Capoeira Song

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