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Ladainhas/corridos:
Ladainha – Bahia Nossa Bahia, Mestre Pastinha
Ladainha – Mundo atrapalhado(?), Mestre Paulo dos Anjos
Ladainha – Torpedeiro Encouraçado, Mestre Waldemar
Ladainha – Riachão tava cantando (Literatura de cordel – Mestre Traira, Mestre Waldemar, )
Vaqueiro Malvado – Mestre Ze Antonio
Estrela – Mestre Poncianinho
Meu Cajueiro – Mestre Poncianinho
Mar Calmo – Mestre Calango Biriba
Sua coroa de ouro é mariô e Meu berimbau – CM Rafael Lemba
Maracangalha – Mestre Curió
Saci Pererê – Mestre Curió
Tabareu e Pitombeira – Tião Carvalho
Lenda Viva – Mestre Boa Voz
Luanda ê
Camungerê
Canarinho Da Alemanha
A Hora é essa
Paraná ê
Chuê, chuê, chuê, chuà
Camila, Gabriela
Sereno eu caio
Oi Sim, sim, sim & A manteiga derramou (Vou dizer a meu Sinhô)
A maré tá cheia
Adão, Adão
Oh Areia
Sobrado de mamãe é debaixo d’água
Dona Maria, como vai você?
Já bati quero ver cair
São Bento me chama
Quem vem la, sou eu
Sai, Sai Catarina
Valha me deus
Tim, tim, tim aruandê
Pai é pai mãe é mãe
Marinheiro Só
Ninho de cobra
Santo Antônio Quero Água
Boa Viagem
Capoeira songs can be divided into four main categories:

  • The Ladainha (Litany) is sung at the beginning of the roda. Poetic, metaphorical and sung in quartain format, it usually takes the form of a cautionary tale or legend.
  • The louvação (Praise) gives praise and thanks to any combination Mestre’s present and past, historical figures and those present and god. Also known as Chula
  • Corridos are the overlapping call and response songs typical of African song. Many old corridos are borrowed from other Afro-Brazilian practices such as Samba and Umbanda. Additionally new songs explicitly referring to capoeira are constanly being created.
  • Quadras a type of song innovated by Mestre Bimba. Quadras follow a set quadrain pattern of four verses and are used much like corridos with the chorus joining in after each refrain

YouTube Capoeira songs  playlist with public domain albums/songs

A Capoeira Tunes App (Android)

Sources + Good music sites:
Capoeira Song Compendium created by Agogô: www.agogo.nl
A great resource for Capoeira music
http://berimbau.us/home/angola-songs.html
http://berimbau.us/home/regional-songs.html
http://www.capsprings.com/Music/Lyrics.aspx
http://www.capusandiego.com/Music—lyrics.html

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