Camungerê


Song Lyrics

Camungerê como vai como tá

Camungerê

Ô como vai vos micê?

Camungerê

Se vai bem de saude

Camungerê

Para mim é um prazer

Camungerê

Vim aqui pra lhe ver

Camungerê

English Translation

Camungerê, how are you?

Camungerê

How do you do?

Camungerê

If you are healthy

Camungerê

Then it’s a pleasure for me

Camungerê

I came here to see you

Camungerê

History and sentiment behind song

Camungerê is a Brazilian greeting word - often used as capoeira greeting song especially when teachers or students of one group enter the roda of another. This song reminds us that capoeira is supposed to be fun. Sometimes we do what we do in capoeira because it feels good. Teasing and playfulness are important aspects in the art. The fast difficult intro to the solo is a common demonstration of musical prowess.