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Berimbau Regional Rhythms- Cavalaria

Posted on 31 December 2007 by chan

The Berimbau Rhythm of Cavalaria
This is one of the seven toques of Capoeira regional. The Rhythm of cavalaria was thought to be traditionally played to warn the capoeiristas that the cavalry were coming. This was because of the banning of capoeira practice, they would thus warn the capoeiras so they could escape persecution. However, this could be debated because the cavalry as such would have only existed in the 1800’s. The berimbau was only introduced into capoeira in the late 1800’s some even suggest the early 1900’s. 

Some say that another rhythm called samongo, which is similar, used to be played to warn capoeiristas of police.
I remember doing a workshop with Mestre Itapoan, and he said that they used this rhythm when someone entered the academy it was used to advise the secretary to attend the door.The cavalaria used in Capoeira angola differs from this rhythm as well.

VERBAL ANNOTATION:
Tich Tich, Dom,
Tich Tich, Dom,
Tich Tich, Dom, Dim, Dom.

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