Posted on 31 December 2007 by chan
Sao Bento Grande (Regional)
The Rhythm of Sao bento grande is usually played in most traditional Capoeira Regional Rodas. Many groups and people have either suppressed or misunderstood where and when to use this toque.
The game of regional has specific guidelines that over the years have been changed and manipulated to match with the current times. Because of this, the traditional regional game is uncommon to see. My mestre once said that if you wanted to see a true traditional capoeira regional roda, you would need to bring back all of the students teachers and masters from that era and have them all have a roda together. Which is, of course, impossible. The aim of the associacao is to help maintain and preserve some of the aspects of regional that were passed on from when it was created.
TICH TICH, DOM, TICH TICH, DIM, TICH TICH, DOM, DOM, DIM
Many groups that say they do capoeira regional, are really more of a contemporary based capoeira regional. They use the toque sao bento grande, but the sao bento that is used in angola. Tich, Tich, Dim, Dom Dom. Within traditional or semi-traditional regional rodas you will see them using the Sao bento grande de bimba, or da regional