Mojubá Music Lesson – 16 April 2015
We practised this Sao Bento Grande repique, amongst other things:
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I was on the berimbau tonight, but I filmed this to practice the pandeiro at home
We continued learning about Mestre Waldemar da Liberdade – from Mestre Poncianinho’s amazing technicolor notebook
Audio interview with Mestre Waldemar (YouTube).
Interview with Mestre Waldemar, in English.
Waldemar is rumoured to have started tradition of painting berimbaus, as well as the now traditional three berimbau lineup! He created the famous Barracão de Waldemar, which inspired many songs as well as the name of the group we are a part of “Barracão da Capoeira”
Santo Amaro is a famous place 73km from Salvador. Many mestres like to give interviews here, while horses wonder by… Under the photo, three versions of ‘Adeus Santo Amaro’ – another common verse, the one I knew: “Vou ver Lampião ja vou”
Gereba has various meanings: flower, foolish person, untamable horse, mud hut. When ‘Quebra Gereba’ is played in the roda, take it to mean: ‘give it all, the time is now! Play your best!’. When Mestre was young if that song played it would mean someone was going to end in hospital, or with some bump or another! And because there were no ice packs back then, the injured would end up with their head under the cold tap water 🙂 remember this from ‘Only the Strong’?
A couple of more songs to practice. ‘Marimbondo’ is a wasp – ‘pelo sinal’ in this context means you are marking someone – the target area, and then you know where to sting them.