Camugerê – Capoeira Song Lyrics and English Translation

Camugerê (or Camujerê) was the name of a large Quilombo that existed in Brazil back in the days of slavery.

Quilombos were communities hidden deep in the jungle, settled by the enslaved Africans who had managed to escape from captivity.

Life in a Quilombo in 16th Century Brazil
PortugueseEnglish
Camugerê, Como vai, como tá?
Camugerê
Como vai vosmecê?
Camugerê
Eu vou bem de saúde
Camugerê
Pra mim é um prazer
Camugerê
Camugerê, How’s it going, how is it?
Camugerê
How’re you doing?
Camugerê
I’m in good health
Camugerê
For me it’s a pleasure
Camugerê

Vosmecê is an old form of Portuguese that is no longer used.

It was originally used to address people that didn’t have the authority to be addressed as “Senhor(a)” (Sir/Madam).

One Reply to “Camugerê – Capoeira Song Lyrics and English Translation”

Leave a Reply