Ginga E Balança

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

00:12 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

00:15 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

00:17 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

00:18 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

00:22 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

00:23 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

00:26 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

00:28 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

00:30 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

00:33 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

00:35 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

00:36 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

00:39 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

00:42 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

00:44 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

00:46 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

00:48 - Meu berimbau

Eng: My berimbau

00:50 - Tem laço de fita

Eng: Has a ribbon bow

00:53 - No meu pescoço patuá contra mandinga

Eng: On my neck, it is against magic

00:58 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

01:00 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

01:02 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

01:04 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

01:07 - Ê, jogo de Angola

Eng: Hey, Angola

01:09 - E Regional

Eng: and Regional

01:11 - Jogo de dentro, não pode correr do pau

Eng: Playing inside, it can't run from the stick

01:16 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

01:18 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

01:20 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

01:22 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

01:25 - Ê, entrou na roda

Eng: Hey, got in the roda

01:27 - Puxou a ginga

Eng: pulled the swing

01:29 - Balança o corpo

Eng: Rock the body

01:31 - Pensando em Mestre Bimba

Eng: Thinking of Mestre Bimba

01:34 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

01:36 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

01:38 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

01:40 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

01:43 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

01:45 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

01:47 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

01:49 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

01:52 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

01:54 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

01:57 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

01:58 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

02:00 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

02:02 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:04 - Quero ver, Quero ver, Quero ver

Eng: I want to see, I want to see, I want to see

02:06 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

02:09 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

02:11 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:14 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

02:15 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:18 - Balança Balança

Eng: Balance Balance

02:19 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:21 - e ginga

Eng: And swing

02:22 - Quero ver, Quero ver, Quero ver

Eng: I want to see, I want to see, I want to see

02:24 - Na mandinga

Eng: And magic

02:27 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

02:28 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:31 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

02:32 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

02:35 - Ginga ginga

Eng: Swing swing

02:36 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

02:38 - Balança e ginga ginga

Eng: Balance and swing swing

02:40 - Quero ver, Quero ver, Quero ver

Eng: I want to see, I want to see, I want to see

02:42 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

02:45 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

02:47 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:49 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

02:51 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

02:54 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

02:56 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

02:58 - Eu quero ver

Eng: I want to see

03:00 - O balanço na mandinga

Eng: The balance in the magic

03:03 - Ginga e balança

Eng: Swing and balance

03:05 - Balança e ginga

Eng: Balance and swing

History and sentiment behind song

The ginga (literally: rocking back and forth; to swing) is the fundamental movement in capoeira, important both for attack and defense purposes. It has two main objectives. One is to keep the capoeirista in a state of constant motion, preventing him or her from being a still and easy target. The other, using also fakes and feints, is to mislead, fool, trick the opponent, leaving them open for an attack or a counter-attack.

The song refers to Mandinga which is a tricky and strategic quality of the game, and even a certain esthetic, where the game is expressive and at times theatrical, particularly in the Angola style. The roots of the term mandingueiro would be a person who had the magic ability to avoid harm due to protection from the Orixas.

The word mandinga refers to “magic” or “spell.” In some senses that meaning applies to capoeira, but in a different context. Mandinga in the capoeira environment means, amongst many things, the hidden power that one has to disguise their real intention and to trick the opponent.


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