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

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

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

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?CamugerêComo vai … Continue reading Camugerê – Capoeira Song Lyrics and English Translation

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