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

Capoeira pra Estrangeiro (Capoeira Music Video)

Authors: Mestre Bolinha and Mestre Suassuna One day, Mestre Bolinha overheard someone say "Caporeira pra extrangeiro é mato" At this time, capoeira was already practiced outside of Brazil at little, and some foreigners came to Brazil to train, but nowhere near to the extent that it is today. The capoeiristas from outside Brazil stood out, … Continue reading Capoeira pra Estrangeiro (Capoeira Music Video)