The best way to learn the berimbau is to play while listening to some form of feedback. Here’s a playlist with berimbau backing tracks to play along to.
During the summer I followed 3 different online music classes. In this mini series I’m sharing my experiences with all three courses. In this article, I’m reviewing Mestre Nenel’s classes.
I decided to create a list of capoeira song lyrics which every capoeira should know. It’s far from a complete catalog but rather a starting point to help you get started in the music of capoeira.
Since the lockdowns started a new trend has emerged on social media: doing your own bateria!
Paraná Ê is the most recognizable capoeira song, and we’ve all sung it hundreds of times. But where does it come from and who wrote it? Even though we’ll never know for sure, there are some possibilities.
A charanga is a bateria in the traditional Capoeira Regional style, consisting of 2 pandeiros and a berimbau.
The sound quality of your berimbau depends heavily on the quality of the materials and the way you arm the berimbau. I wrote down some tips which will help you get a better sound out of your berimbau.
Playing the berimbau in capoeira is all about knowing the right rhythms, which are also known as toques. Here you can find a comprehensive list of toques, along with common and less common variations (also known as repiques or viradas) and contra-toques.
A few years ago I wrote a quadra, it was also the first song I wrote. I stumbled upon it when browsing through my notes and decided to share it with you.
Yesterday I got my copy of “Era Eu Era Meu Mano, Era Meu Mano Mais Eu” in the mail. It’s an album recorded by Mestre Pernalonga and Contramestre Rafael De Lembá and was released at the end of December in Brazil. Since they are not planning any online sales, I am very happy to be… Continue reading Song Lyric: Um Par De Asas
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!
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.