Archive | January, 2008

Capoeira Regional Rhythms- Santa Maria

Santa Maria This rhythm is the ‘hino’ de capoeira, the anthem of capoeira. In the associacao de capoeira mestre bimba, bahia brazil, we play this anthem before every class to pay homage to the mestres of the past, and of course mestre bimba. There are many variations that can be added, but it is generally […] [...more]

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Berimbau Rhythms- Apanha laranja no chao tico tico

Apanha laranja no chao tico tico VERBAL ANNOTATION: TICH TICH DOM DOM DOM DOM, TICH TICH DOM DOM DOM DIM TICH TICH DIM DIM DIM DIM, TICH TICH DIM DIM DIM DOM This rhythm can be vastly varied and is very similar to SANTA MARIA in the regional section. However this is more of an […] [...more]

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REGIONAL QUADRAS- Ao Pe de mim

AO PE DE MIM TEM UM VIZINHO AO PE DE MIM TEM UM VIZINHO QUE ENRICOU SEM TRABALHAR MEU PAI TRABALHO TANTO MAS NUNCA PODE ENRICAR NAO DEITAVA NUMA NOITE QUE DEIXASSE DE REZAR HA HA AGUA DE BEBER… Close to me there was a neighbour Close to me there was a neighbour that became […] [...more]

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Berimbau Rhythms- Barravento

BARRAVENTO VERBAL ANNOTATION: DOM DOM NNN (The NNN is when the pedra or dobrao is pressed against the wire but the vaqueta itself does not hit, it is in the act of pressing the dobrao on the wire that makes a note). Barravento is the state just before a candomble follower will be taken over […] [...more]

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Berimbau Rhythms- Sao Bento Grande de Angola

THE TOQUE DE SAO BENTO GRANDE DE ANGOLA VERBAL ANNOTATION: TICH TICH, DIM, DOM, DOM The rhythm of sao bento grande is the most commonly used toque in the world. It is used in most contemporary rodas and also played on the viola in traditional angola rodas. It is NOT a traditional regional rhythm, and […] [...more]

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Berimbau Rhythms- Sao Bento Pequeno

TOQUE DE SAO BENTO PEQUENO VERBAL ANNOTATION: TICH TICH, DIM, DOM, SHAKE This is a rhythm that is usually played as an accomplice to the other three berimbaus in the angola orchestra. It is usually played on the medio berimbau and used to compliment the sounds. It helps maintain the rhythm but also plays with […] [...more]

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Berimbau Rhythms- Angola

TOQUE DE ANGOLA VERBAL ANNOTATION: TICH TICH, DOM, DIM, SHAKE The ‘toque de angola’ is one of the most common played toques. Just a couple of things to note: 1. when you have your dobrao or pedra pressed on the arame make sure that when you take it off you simultaneously hit the bottom note […] [...more]

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CAPOEIRA PANDEIRO RHYTHMS

THE PANDEIRO IN CAPOEIRA PANDEIRO TIPS The first and second rhythm are the most common ways of playing the pandeiro in capoeira. The third rhythm is a basic rhythm some people use to teach beginners. It is also the traditional regional rhythm used and played in traditional regional rodas. Just a couple of things to […] [...more]

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GROW YOUR GARDEN

CAPOEIRA FEAR I once asked my Martial arts instructor, Sifu Nino Pilla, how can I overcome fear? As his quietly calm words flowed from his experience and wisdom, little did either of us know how much I would use this advice in all aspects of my life’s challenges. [...more]

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Brazilian Capoeira vs. Foreigners

Capoeira estrangeira meu irmao, e mato, capoeira brasileiro meu compadre, e de matar… Capoeira to foreigners my brother, is just grass, capoeira to the brazilians my friend, is to kill… [...more]

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