Aidê Negra Africana


Song Lyrics

Aidê era uma negra africana,

Tinha magia no seu cantar

Tinha os olhos esverdeados

E sabia como cozinhar,

Sinhozinho ficou encantado

E com Aidê ele quis se casar

Eu disse: Aidê, não se case,

Vai pro Quilombo pra se libertar,

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

No Quilombo de Camugere

Liberdade Aidê encontrou

Juntou-se aos negros irmãos,

Descobriu um grande amor

Hoje Aidê canta sorrindo,

Ela fala com muito louvor :

Liberdade não tem preço,

O negro sabe quem te libertou,

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Sinhozinho que disse então

Com o Quilombo eu vou acabar

Se Aidê não se casa comigo,

Com ninguém ela pode casar,

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra Camugerê

Chegando em Camugere,

Sinhozinho se surpreendeu

O negro mostrou uma arma,

Que na senzala se desenvolveu

O negro venceu a batalha,

E no Quilombo Sinhozinho morreu,

Aidê

Foge pra camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra camugerê

Aidê

Foge pra camugerê

English Translation

Aidê was a black African woman,

There was magic in her singing

Her eyes were greenish

And she knew how to cook,

Sinhozinho was delighted

And with Aidê he wanted to marry

I said: Aidê, don't get married,

Go to Quilombo to break free,

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

In the Quilombo de Camugere

Aidê found freedom

She joined the black brothers,

Discovered great love

Today Aidê sings smiling,

She speaks with much praise:

Freedom is priceless,

The black man knows who set you free,

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Sinhozinho that said then

With Quilombo I will end

If Aidê doesn't marry me,

With no one she can marry,

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Aidê

Flee to Camugerê

Arriving in Camugere,

Sinhozinho was surprised

The black man showed a gun,

Which developed in the slave quarters

The black man won the battle,

And Sinhozinho died in Quilombo,

Aidê

Run for the Camugerê

Aidê

Run for the Camugerê

Aidê

Run for the Camugerê

Aidê

Run for the Camugerê

History and sentiment behind song

Aidê is a name associated with “independence and boldness, someone who knows what they want and fights for it”.

In this song, Aidê is a black woman from Africa, who’d been brought to Brazil to work as a slave.She was beautiful, with green eyes, a magical singing voice, and she could cook.Obviously, the master of the house fell in love with her and wanted to marry her – being a slave she wasn’t going to have much say in the matter.Fortunately she managed to escape, and flee to the Quilombo Camugerê.Here she found freedom and kinship with other escaped Africans who’d manage to flee their captors.

Camugerê (or Camujerê) was the name of a large Quilombo that existed in Brazil back in the days of slavery.