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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…”

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.

Noite Da Saudade (Hoje a lua não brilhou la no céu)

Hoje a lua não brilhou la no céu
hoje meu berimbau não tocou
With English Translation

Iúna

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

Benguela

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

Idalina

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

Angola

Considered the oldest and most traditional toque. Used for the Angola game, a generally slower paced rhythm…

A História Nos Engana – Ladainha

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

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