CapoeiraGens is a website where you can browse the lineage of hundreds of capoeira Mestres to learn about their mentors and students.
What is the secret to learn a lot of capoeira songs? Improvisation and creativity! And quadras populares can help you with that. Keep reading for some tips!
I found a rhythmic notation system for capoeira instruments and it’s awesome. The Só Ritmo system allows you to invent your own rhythms and share them.
I found a new song yesterday which I wanted to share with you. The song is called “Tamos junto e misturado” and the author is Professor Sinistro of Capoeira Brasil. Read on to learn the lyrics!
Mestre Pulmão of Grupo Senzala has an interesting channel on YouTube. He discusses various topics and ideas relating to capoeira. I especially like his videos because he talks about things most people can relate to.
Back in 2015 I had the opportunity to finally meet Mestre Acordeon, twice! He was the main guest of two events I visited and I got the chance to follow his classes. The workshops of both events were almost identical: they were based on the original sequences of movements which Mestre Bimba invented back in… Continue reading The philosophy behind the sequences of Mestre Bimba
Today I would like to share a song that caught my attention earlier this week. It’s called Galho da Limeira (or Roseira) and it is mostly sung in Capoeira Angola, although you can use it in different styles as long as the tempo matches. I found 2 completely different versions of this song online and I like them both. Here are the different lyrics with some examples.
We’ve all been there: you hear a cool capoeira song somewhere and you want to learn it yourself so you can sing it during the next class or roda. The only problem is, you don’t understand everything the singer is singing (because he mumbles, the audio quality is terrible, there is a lot of background noise, …). How do you go about getting the complete lyric for that song? It is a problem that I encounter quite often.
There comes a time in every capoeira’s career when he or she realizes that he/she wants to do more than just training (movements, music, reading, …). I have been an active capoeira for almost fifteen years now. And during my “career” I came to that conclusion several times.