04 June 2014
Beautiful capoeira song by Mestre Guimba – Faca de Ticum
(Knife of Ticum is the knife that killed Besouro)
Faca de Ticum é faca que matou Besouro
Faca de Ticum é faca que matou…
Ticum is a type of wood found in the Northeast Brazil. It is said that a knife made with it can kill even those with closed bodies, it is said to be as hard a iron. Legend has it that a knife made of Ticum was able to penetrate Besouro’s body and kill him.
From Mestre Guimba’s new CD: Mensagems da África. Song: Nasceu mais um guerreiro no Quilombo (Another warrior was born in Quilombo)