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

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

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

Balança que Pesa Ouro – Capoeira Song Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

Balança que Pesa Ouro - Capoeira Song by Mestre Pernalonga Lyrics and English Translation Balança que pesa ouroNão é pra pesar metalTem passarinho pequenoQue mata cobra coral Balança que pesa ouroNão é pra pesar metalTem passarinho pequenoQue mata cobra coral Boi com sede lamaBarrica seca não dá sonoEu não sou dono do mundoMais eu sou … Continue reading Balança que Pesa Ouro – Capoeira Song Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

Dona Maria do Camboatá – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, Meaning and History

Dona Maria do Camboatá,Ela chega na venda ela manda botarDona Maria do CamboatáEla chega na venda e dá salto mortá Who was Dona Maria do Camboatá? Dona Maria do Camboatá is a legendary female capoeirista, who is purported to have been a formidable fighter that lived in Bahía in the early 20th or late 19th … Continue reading Dona Maria do Camboatá – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, Meaning and History

Um Dia Na Senzala – Lyrics, Meaning and Translation – Capoeira Music

Etymologically the word senzala comes from the bantu language Quimbundo (or Kimbundu) which meant dwelling. Although there is evidence of the occasional use of word in Brazil from the second half of the sixteenth century, it did not begin to be widely used in its current sense until the eighteenth century. A Senzala became the … Continue reading Um Dia Na Senzala – Lyrics, Meaning and Translation – Capoeira Music

Paranauê, Paraná – Capoeira Song Lyrics, Meaning and English Translation

Possibly the most emblamatic of all Capoeira Songs, Paranauê is a song that every Capoeirista must know. Despite consiting of only one word, when I first heard the song and tried to sing along with the chrous, I was singing "Banana way...", oops. So what does Paranauê actually mean? As with pretty much all capoeira … Continue reading Paranauê, Paraná – Capoeira Song Lyrics, Meaning and English Translation