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Mojubá Lesson – 13 April 2015 – Mestre Waldemar

Mojubá Lesson – 13 April 2015 – Mestre Waldemar

Mojubá Lesson – 13 April 2015 – Mestre Waldemar

sequence to practice
player 1: rabo de arraia, au over tesoura, land into negativa -> tesoura
player 2: esquiva -> tesoura, face opponent landing from au, go under the tesoura

Music lesson
We are learning Mestre Waldemar da Paixão. Mestre Waldemar’s songs originate from literatura de cordel(English version).

Audio interview with Mestre Waldemar (YouTube)
Interview with Mestre Waldemar, in English.

Next Music Lesson about Mestre Waldemar…

Mestre Poncianinho showed us how to put the instruments away in the locker, the right way. Hopefully I’ll be able to help out putting the instruments away rather than just carrying them over. Things like this makes you feel more and more part of the group. It’ll be a year since I joined in about 4 weeks! It’s been an amazing year.  Mestre also explained a specific meaning of the word capoeira – i.e. a clearing, in this context, it’s a farming term (1. Mata que se corta ou derruba para lenha ou outros fins.) and the meaning of the Zebra’s imagery in Capoeira (see below).

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The two boxes go under the pandeiros here. All berimbaus on this side.

 

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These two larger atabaques MUST be skin to skin – as the ends are sharp and can cause damage.

 

The beautiful zebra drum. What does the zebra mean to capoeira? Ngolo or Engolo is a south Angolan fight thought to be capoeira's ancestor. A rite of passage from the Mucupes. It's also know as the zebra dance as it's believed to derive from zebras fighting.

The beautiful zebra drum. What does the zebra mean to capoeira? Ngolo or Engolo is a south Angolan fight thought to be capoeira’s ancestor. A rite of passage from the Mucupes. It’s also know as the zebra dance as it’s believed to derive from zebras fighting.

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From previous music lesson, when we practiced the songs on the floor

 

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