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Debret painting of a berimbau player
“Eu passava numa rua
Quando alguém me parou
Ouvi falar de você
É o tal de cantador
É cantador, É cantador…”
–Boa Voz (A Capoeira e o Cantador)
One of the oldest recorded depictions of capoeira. This clearly shows drums as the only instrument being used. (Rugendas, 1824)

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Song of the Week is dedicated to providing a rich collection of Capoeira songs as well as a source of musical knowledge for capoeira students all over the world. There are literally thousands of Capoeira songs out there. However only a small fraction of these are commonly sung in a roda, have a significant message, or a beautiful melody. The goal of this site to focus on those popular and quality songs by providing quality over quantity.

All the songs you find on this site contain english translations and most also include audio in the form of a YouTube® video. This will help you get an idea of how the song goes. Please note that the YouTube® videos may not match the lyrics exactly. This is because everyone sings these songs to some degree of variation. All the music on this site were composed by various songwriters or are generally part of the capoeira music archives. Credit is given to songwriters were credit is due and if no credit is mentioned it is because the original songwriter is unknown.

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Since songs are known by different names the best thing to do if you are unable to find a particular song is to use the search tool. You can also make use of the various categories to locate the right song for you. Songs are sorted by Toque (Angola, Banguela, Regional), Style (Corrido, Quadra, Ladainha), Theme (Slavery, Tribute to Mestres & Legends, Folklore, etc), Songwriter (Boa Voz, Mestre Suassana, Mestre Barrão, etc). If there is a song you would like to see on the site just leave a comment. Check back often too because we are always adding new content!

A little bit about me: I’m a music lover ann aspiring researcher who was introduced to capoeira back in 2006. Since then I’ve been fascinated with the art, specifically it’s musical aspects. This site represents my journey through the capoeira world. I feel in capoeira everyone needs to find their place, their entry point to be completely engulfed in its world. For me that place is music, and I find that I learn more and more about the art through this medium. Through capoeira music you can…

  1. Learn to play different instruments
  2. Learn to sing in portuguese
  3. Learn to speak portuguese
  4. Learn about the history, roots and origins of capoeira and its masters
  5. Learn about Afro-Brazilian culture
  6. Nuture the axé that is the capoeira spirit.
  7. Be more involved in capoeira as a whole

Finally, I hope I have been able to provide some help on your Capoeira music adventure. This site is really a tribute to my own Capoeira journey. As I continue to grow, I will continue to enrich the content of this site.

Peace & Unity,
Meia Noite

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