A Benguela Chamou Pra Jogar

48

Song Lyrics

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Tudo comecou assim

Hoje eu tenho que lembrar

De Maria Martinha do Bonfim

Luiz Candido Machado

Que eram os pais de Mestre Bimba

Manoel dos Reis Machado

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Em mil e novecentos

Este fato aconteceu

Em vinte e tres de novembro

O Mestre Bimba nasceu –

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Bimba assim dizia

Tocando seu berimbau

Sentado no velho banco

Ensinando a Regional

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Nos dias de formatura

Era obrigado a jogar

O Sao Bento Grande

E o toque de iuna

A Benguela nao podia sujar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Em cinco de fevereiro

Do ano de setenta e quarto

Esta tristeza aconteceu

Na cidade de Goiania

Mestre Bimba faleceu

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

English translations

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

It all started like this

Today I have to remember

By Maria Martinha do Bonfim

Luiz Candido Machado

Who were Mestre Bimba's parents

Manoel dos Reis Machado

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

In nineteen

This fact happened

On twenty-third of November

Mestre Bimba was born -

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

Bimba said so

Playing his berimbau

Sitting on the old bench

Teaching the Regional

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

On graduation days

I was obliged to play

Sao Bento Grande

And the touch of iuna

Benguela couldn't get dirty

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

On February 5th

Seventy-fourth year

This sadness happened

In the city of Goiania

Mestre Bimba passed away

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira


History and sentiment behind song

Benguela is a city in western Angola, capital of Benguela Province, Benguela is one of Angola's most populous cities.

Benguela was founded in 1617 as São Felipe de Benguela by the Portuguese under Manuel Cerveira Pereira, 8th Governor of Angola (1604–1607). It was long the centre of an important trade, especially in slaves to Brazil and Cuba.


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A Benguela Chamou Pra Jogar

48

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Tudo comecou assim

Hoje eu tenho que lembrar

De Maria Martinha do Bonfim

Luiz Candido Machado

Que eram os pais de Mestre Bimba

Manoel dos Reis Machado

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Em mil e novecentos

Este fato aconteceu

Em vinte e tres de novembro

O Mestre Bimba nasceu –

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Bimba assim dizia

Tocando seu berimbau

Sentado no velho banco

Ensinando a Regional

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Nos dias de formatura

Era obrigado a jogar

O Sao Bento Grande

E o toque de iuna

A Benguela nao podia sujar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

Em cinco de fevereiro

Do ano de setenta e quarto

Esta tristeza aconteceu

Na cidade de Goiania

Mestre Bimba faleceu

A Benguela chamou pra jogar

A Benguela chamou pra jogar, capoeira

English Translation

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

It all started like this

Today I have to remember

By Maria Martinha do Bonfim

Luiz Candido Machado

Who were Mestre Bimba's parents

Manoel dos Reis Machado

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

In nineteen

This fact happened

On twenty-third of November

Mestre Bimba was born -

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

Bimba said so

Playing his berimbau

Sitting on the old bench

Teaching the Regional

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

On graduation days

I was obliged to play

Sao Bento Grande

And the touch of iuna

Benguela couldn't get dirty

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira

On February 5th

Seventy-fourth year

This sadness happened

In the city of Goiania

Mestre Bimba passed away

Benguela called to play

Benguela called to play, capoeira


History and sentiment behind song

Benguela is a city in western Angola, capital of Benguela Province, Benguela is one of Angola's most populous cities.

Benguela was founded in 1617 as São Felipe de Benguela by the Portuguese under Manuel Cerveira Pereira, 8th Governor of Angola (1604–1607). It was long the centre of an important trade, especially in slaves to Brazil and Cuba.

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