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São Bento Grande de Angloa

This is a generally a faster paced game played with ample movements. Rasteiras, tesouras, and vingativas are common in this game.

São Bento Pequeno

Also known as São Bento pequeno or Inverted Angola (because it replaces the high note of the Angola toque with the low and vice versa)…

E Tanto Que Eu Peço a Deus – Mestre Boa Voz

É tanto que peço a Deus
É tanto que Deus me dá
É tão pouco que eu mereço
Mas I nada me faltará
(with English translation)

Iúna

A medium-paced and graceful game, it is played traditionally by “formados” (graduated students)…

A História Nos Engana – Ladainha

English Translation
A história nos engana, Diz tudo pélo contrario // History fools us, It says everything opposite

Learn to play the Berimbau

We hope you enjoy these video tutorials with Mestre Virgulinho on how to play the Berimbau.

Fui ver Maré (Cruzei o rio)

With English Translation
Cruzei o rio, atravessei o mar
fui ver Maré, mas Maré não tava lá //
I crossed the river, I crossed the sea
I went to see (Mestre) Maré, but Maré was not there

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