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Mestre Toni Vargas – Noite Sem Lua

“I lived in Engenho de Dentro, a suburb of Rio. There, I had a group of very special friends: we were more than friends, we were brethren of capoeira…”

Idalina

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

Benguela

Banguela is a slower rhythm created by Mestre Bimba. It is a “jogo de floreios”, not in the sense of acrobatics…

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)

A História Nos Engana – Ladainha

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

Samba de Roda

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

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)

Iúna

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

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