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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…

Iúna

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

Samba de Roda

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

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…”

Santa Maria

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

Benguela

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

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