Arte E Magia

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Song Lyrics

0:02 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

0:04 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

0:06 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

0:08 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

0:11 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

0:13 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

0:16 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

0:18 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

0:20 - Eu jogo a capoeira

Eng: I play capoeira

0:23 - Pois ela e minhá alegria

Eng: Because she is happy

0:25 - Quando eu toco Berimbau

Eng: When I play Berimbau

0:27 - Minhá alma se contagia

Eng: My soul is contagious

0:30 - Pois viver sem Capoeira

Eng: Because to live without Capoeira

0:32 - e uma grande agonia

Eng: and a great agony

0:34 - Meu coraçao logo para

Eng: My heart soon to

0:36 - Meus olhos já não brilhám

Eng: My eyes no longer shine

0:39 - Com a falta de Capoeira

Eng: With the lack of Capoeira

0:41 - Que e um vicio de alegria

Eng: That is an addiction of joy

0:43 - Capoeira e o meu jeito de ser

Eng: Capoeira and my way of being

0:46 - Capoeira e minhá filosófia

Eng: Capoeira and my philosophy

0:48 - Capoeira eu joguei ontem

Eng: Capoeira I played yesterday

0:50 - Jogo hoje e jogo todo dia

Eng: I play today and I play every day

0:53 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

0:55 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

0:57 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

0:59 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

1:02 - Capoeira dia e noite, colega velho

Eng: Capoeira day and night, old colleague

1:05 - Capoeira noite e dia

Eng: Capoeira night and day

1:06 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

1:09 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

1:11 - Se não fosse a capoeira, colega velho

Eng: If it weren't for capoeira, old colleague

1:14 - Eu aqui não estaria

Eng: I wouldn't be here

1:16 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

1:18 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

1:21 - Vou fazer da capoeira, colega velho

Eng: I'll do capoeira, old colleague

1:23 - A minhá filosófia

Eng: My philosophy

1:25 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

1:27 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

1:30 - Eu jogo a capoeira

Eng: I play capoeira

1:32 - Pois ela e minhá alegria

Eng: Because she is happy

1:35 - Quando eu toco Berimbau

Eng: When I play Berimbau

1:37 - Minhá alma se contagia

Eng: My soul is contagious

1:39 - Pois viver sem Capoeira

Eng: Because to live without Capoeira

1:41 - e uma grande agonia

Eng: and a great agony

1:44 - Meu coraçao logo para

Eng: My heart soon to

1:46 - Meus olhos já não brilhám

Eng: My eyes no longer shine

1:48 - Com a falta de Capoeira

Eng: With the lack of Capoeira

1:50 - Que e um vicio de alegria

Eng: That is an addiction of joy

1:53 - Capoeira e o meu jeito de ser

Eng: Capoeira and my way of being

1:55 - Capoeira e minhá filosófia

Eng: Capoeira and my philosophy

1:57 - Capoeira eu joguei ontem

Eng: Capoeira I played yesterday

2:00 - Jogo hoje e jogo todo dia

Eng: I play today and I play every day

2:02 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:04 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:07 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:09 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:12 - Capoeira dia e noite, colega velho

Eng: Capoeira day and night, old colleague

2:14 - Capoeira noite e dia

Eng: Capoeira night and day

2:16 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:18 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:21 - Vou fazer da capoeira, colega velho

Eng: I'll do capoeira, old colleague

2:24 - A minhá filosófia

Eng: My philosophy

2:25 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:28 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:31 - Se não fosse a capoeira, colega velho

Eng: If it weren't for capoeira, old colleague

2:33 - Eu aqui não estaria

Eng: I wouldn't be here

2:35 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:37 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:39 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:42 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:44 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:46 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:49 - Capoeira dia e noite, colega velho

Eng: Capoeira day and night, old colleague

2:52 - Capoeira noite e dia

Eng: Capoeira night and day

2:53 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

2:56 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

2:58 - Se não fosse a capoeira, colega velho

Eng: If it weren't for capoeira, old colleague

3:01 - Eu aqui não estaria

Eng: I wouldn't be here

3:02 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

3:05 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

3:07 - Vou fazer da capoeira, colega velho

Eng: I'll do capoeira, old colleague

3:10 - A minhá filosófia

Eng: My philosophy

3:12 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

3:14 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

3:16 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

3:19 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: Capoeira and art and magic

3:21 - Capoeira e luta e dança

Eng: Capoeira and fight and dance

3:23 - Capoeira e arte e magia

Eng: 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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