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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)…

Santa Maria

Mestre Bimba’s Santa Maria is different from the Santa Maria in Capoeira Angola.

Samba de Roda

This rhythm comes from the traditional Sambas de Roda of Bahia and is perhaps the oldest of the toques listed…

A História Nos Engana – Ladainha

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

Idalina

A slow to moderate rhythm, Idalina was also created by Mestre Bimba, and is often heard in regional rodas…

Se Berimbau Tocar Tu Me Chama

Se Berimbau tocar tu me chama, o meu corpo precisa de dancar //
If the Berimbau plays, call me, My body needs to dance.
(With English Translation)

Amazonas

Amazonas is a rhythm created by Mestre Bimba. It has no traditionally-associated game…

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