Arte E Magia

68

Song Lyrics

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Eu jogo a capoeira

Pois ela e minhá alegria

Quando eu toco Berimbau

Minhá alma se contagia

Pois viver sem Capoeira

e uma grande agonia

Meu coraçao logo para

Meus olhos já não brilhám

Com a falta de Capoeira

Que e um vicio de alegria

Capoeira e o meu jeito de ser

Capoeira e minhá filosófia

Capoeira eu joguei ontem

Jogo hoje e jogo todo dia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Capoeira dia e noite, colega velho

Capoeira noite e dia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Se não fosse a capoeira, colega velho

Eu aqui não estaria

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Vou fazer da capoeira, colega velho

A minhá filosófia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

English translations

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

I play capoeira

Because she is happy

When I play Berimbau

My soul is contagious

Because to live without Capoeira

and a great agony

My heart soon to

My eyes no longer shine

With the lack of Capoeira

That is an addiction of joy

Capoeira and my way of being

Capoeira and my philosophy

Capoeira I played yesterday

I play today and I play every day

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

Capoeira day and night, old colleague

Capoeira night and day

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

If it weren't for capoeira, old colleague

I wouldn't be here

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

I'll do capoeira, old colleague

My philosophy

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic


History and sentiment behind song

The arte (AH-chee) of capoeira refers to its creativity. A good capoeirista doesn't just copy everything his/her mestre does like a pre-programmed robot. Instead the player is encouraged to create and thus developing your own style that reflects your own personality. Almost all capoeirista has felt the magia (mah-ZHEE-ah) of capoeira, the energy of the music, the camaraderie of the community, the addictive thrill that comes when you get a new movement. Thus the title of the song, the creativity and magic.

The song talks about the luta (LOO-tah) and dança (DAHN-sah). Luta, although translated as fight, it isn't the typical fistfight or brawl. It describes martial arts and also battles/movements such as the battle for freedom and equality. Capoeira, in addition to being a martial art, is also a "battle" to achieve deeper goals. The song further describes capoeira as dança which reflects the beauty and musicality of capoeira. It's not enough to play a good technical game in the roda, you must also do it beautifully! As in a dance, the capoeirista's movements are guided by the rhythm of the music.


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Arte E Magia

68

By Mestre Barrão

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Eu jogo a capoeira

Pois ela e minhá alegria

Quando eu toco Berimbau

Minhá alma se contagia

Pois viver sem Capoeira

e uma grande agonia

Meu coraçao logo para

Meus olhos já não brilhám

Com a falta de Capoeira

Que e um vicio de alegria

Capoeira e o meu jeito de ser

Capoeira e minhá filosófia

Capoeira eu joguei ontem

Jogo hoje e jogo todo dia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Capoeira dia e noite, colega velho

Capoeira noite e dia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Se não fosse a capoeira, colega velho

Eu aqui não estaria

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

Vou fazer da capoeira, colega velho

A minhá filosófia

Capoeira e luta e dança

Capoeira e arte e magia

English Translation

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

I play capoeira

Because she is happy

When I play Berimbau

My soul is contagious

Because to live without Capoeira

and a great agony

My heart soon to

My eyes no longer shine

With the lack of Capoeira

That is an addiction of joy

Capoeira and my way of being

Capoeira and my philosophy

Capoeira I played yesterday

I play today and I play every day

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

Capoeira day and night, old colleague

Capoeira night and day

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

If it weren't for capoeira, old colleague

I wouldn't be here

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic

I'll do capoeira, old colleague

My philosophy

Capoeira and fight and dance

Capoeira and art and magic


History and sentiment behind song

The arte (AH-chee) of capoeira refers to its creativity. A good capoeirista doesn't just copy everything his/her mestre does like a pre-programmed robot. Instead the player is encouraged to create and thus developing your own style that reflects your own personality. Almost all capoeirista has felt the magia (mah-ZHEE-ah) of capoeira, the energy of the music, the camaraderie of the community, the addictive thrill that comes when you get a new movement. Thus the title of the song, the creativity and magic.

The song talks about the luta (LOO-tah) and dança (DAHN-sah). Luta, although translated as fight, it isn't the typical fistfight or brawl. It describes martial arts and also battles/movements such as the battle for freedom and equality. Capoeira, in addition to being a martial art, is also a "battle" to achieve deeper goals. The song further describes capoeira as dança which reflects the beauty and musicality of capoeira. It's not enough to play a good technical game in the roda, you must also do it beautifully! As in a dance, the capoeirista's movements are guided by the rhythm of the music.

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