How To String Your Berimbau

Who ever said they’ve never broken a berimbau while stringing it, is a liar 😂 I’ve broken many berimbaus in my day.. enough so that I figured a video about how to string a berimbau would help me not break another one ☝️ Hope y’all enjoy,

EP 10 : Mestre Nenel

“I really hope to meet at least part of the interests of the reader! I do make a point to stress that I am not and do not want to be the holder of the truth. I simply come to share a little of what I conceived from the practical and theoretical lessons that I experienced with my father. I am open to any criticism whatsoever, since they are also part of my growth and maturation in this trajectory of rescue, preservation and perpetuation of my father’s legacy. One thing I hear a lot is that my father created Regional so that it could be developed, and that’s true! But what I barley see is peaple doing it with awareness of the principles that were fundamental to my father. In this book, I want to pinpoint these fundamental issues that should govern every and any proposal based on the philosophy of Capoeira Regional.”-Mestre Nenel

EP 9 : Contra Mestre Monkey

In the Capoeira Connection Podcast EP 9, we sit down to speak with Contra Mestre Monkey (Author of Minha Varanda) via skype. “In order for people to have a deeper understanding of the lyrics to this song, I have come here to offer a translation of the lyrics myself…”
– Contra Mestre Monkey

“Minha Varanda…” – Refers to my home, the place I want to conquer, working with Capoeira.

“Meu Chapeu de Palha…” – Relates to chilling times after this conquest, I wish to have myself, my home.

“Minha Massape…” – Means the mud, hard to cross through, that I shall not forget, the hard times

How To Match The Perfect Capoeira Bateria

In this video we detail exactly how each of our capoeira bateria (Gunga, Médio, and Violas) are matched up and prepared before we ship them out. The key is to string up multiple vergas and tune them before even picking out the cabaças. Once we find 3 matching vergas (with distinct sounds for each berimbau) we choose the appropriate cabaças and finalize the set. Every bateria is hand selected just for you. 🙂

EP 8 : Instrutor Montanha and Graduada Cegonha

In the Capoeira Connection Podcast EP 8, we make our way to San Antonio TX, home of Capoeira Luanda’s Instrutor Montanha and Graduada Cegonha. Both of these amazing Capoeiristas have shown much dedication to the art of Capoeira as well as helping make a large social impact on their surrounding community. Join us as we talk everything from Capoeira to doing good in our communities with these two amazing people.

Eu Sou Capoeira

We are always happy to to share your videos and photos with our entire Capoeira Community! Here is our most recently submitted video. ENJOY!

Minha Varanda

Aqui é minha casa
Minha varanda
Meu dendê

About Us

Thanks for stopping by! We’d like to take a minute to introduce ourselves, talk about our journey, and how/why Capoeira Connection came to be. My name is Corey Goodman, but in the Capoeira world, my apelido (nickname) is Pena – it means “feather”. I started practicing Capoeira in 1994 at the age of 12 with Mestre Rodrigo Zerlotti who formed Capoeira Evolução in Austin, TX. When I started Capoeira, there weren’t very many accessible resources in the United States for anything Capoeira related.. especially not instruments.

EP 7 : Contra Mestre Versátil and Professor Mascado

In the Capoeira Connection Podcast EP 7, we sit down to talk with Contra Mestre Versátil of Capoeira Batuque in Las Angeles and Professor Mascado of Capoeira Maculele. In this episode we dive into Contra Mestre Versátil’s Warrior Class Project, “Through 40 plus years of experience in the martial arts: Chinese, Japanese, and Afro-Brazilian, we have found deep relevance in the lifestyle of the warrior. The Warrior Class is the culmination of decades of training and teaching experience in the martial arts, movement, music, and dance combined with study and clinical experience in counseling psychology, group work, gestalt, imaginal psychology, and somatic work”. We also get to talk with Professor Mascado about Capoeira Maculele, Mestre Fran, and Festa de Capoeira 2018 hosted here in Austin, TX by Mestre Pinga Fogo.

EP 6 : Contra Mestre Marrio

In the Capoeira Connection Podcast EP 6, we sit down to talk with Contra Mestre Marrio of Capoeira Kalunga N’Golo based out of Houston, TX; as well as long fellow Angoleiro, Jaime Torres.

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