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

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

Ai, ai, Aidê – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning

It's funny how sometimes we don't ask ourselves the right questions... I've been singing Ai Ai Aidê in Capoeira rodas for years and yet it was only when I came to write this article I discovered it's full meaning! Aidê - Negra Africana Aidê is a woman's name. In this song, we don't learn anything … Continue reading Ai, ai, Aidê – Capoeira Song – Lyrics, English Translation and Meaning