Guerreiro Do Quilombo

79

Song Lyrics

Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo, Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô


Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo, Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô


Fomos trazidos pro Brasil

Minha família separou

Minha mana foi vendida

Pra fazenda de um senhor

O meu pai morreu no tronco

No chicote do feitor

O meu irmão não tem a orelha

Porque o feitor arrancou

Na mente trago tristeza

E no corpo muita dor

Mas olha um dia

Pro quilombo eu fugi

Com muita luta e muita garra

Me tornei um guerreiro de Zumbi

Ao passar do tempo

Pra fazenda eu retornei

Soltei todos os escravos

E as senzalas eu queimei

A liberdade

Não tava escrita em papel

Nem foi dada por princesa

Cujo nome Isabel

A liberdade

Foi feita com sangue e muita dor

Muitas lutas e batalhas

Foi o que nos despertou


Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô


Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô

English translations

I'm a Warrior of Quilombo, Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


I'm a Warrior of Quilombo, Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


We were brought to Brazil

My family separated

My mana has been sold

To a lord's farm

My father died in the trunk

In the overseer's whip

My brother doesn't have an ear

Because the overseer took off

In my mind I bring sadness

And a lot of pain in the body

But look one day

I ran away to the quilombo

With a lot of struggle and a lot of determination

I became a zombie warrior

Over time

I returned to the farm

I released all the slaves

And the slave quarters I burned

The Liberty

It wasn't written on paper

Nor was it given by princess

Whose name Isabel

The Liberty

It was made with blood and a lot of pain

Many fights and battles

That's what woke us up


I'm a Quilombo Warrior Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


I'm a Quilombo Warrior Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


History and sentiment behind song

Escaped slaves gathered and established primitive remote settlements called quilombos. Some quilombos grew, attracting more fugitive slaves, Brazilian natives and even Europeans escaping the law, and some became independent multi-ethnic states.

Life in a quilombo offered freedom and the opportunity to revive traditional cultures away from colonial oppression.[8] In this multi-ethnic environment, constantly threatened by colonial attack, capoeira evolved into a martial art focused on war.

The biggest quilombo, the Quilombo dos Palmares, consisted of many villages which lasted more than a century, resisting at least 24 small attacks and 18 colonial invasions. Portuguese soldiers sometimes said that it took more than one dragoon to capture a quilombo warrior, since they would defend themselves with a strangely moving fighting technique. The provincial governor declared «it is harder to defeat a quilombo than the Dutch invaders.»


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Guerreiro Do Quilombo

79

By Mestre Barrão

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo, Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô


Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo, Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô


Fomos trazidos pro Brasil

Minha família separou

Minha mana foi vendida

Pra fazenda de um senhor

O meu pai morreu no tronco

No chicote do feitor

O meu irmão não tem a orelha

Porque o feitor arrancou

Na mente trago tristeza

E no corpo muita dor

Mas olha um dia

Pro quilombo eu fugi

Com muita luta e muita garra

Me tornei um guerreiro de Zumbi

Ao passar do tempo

Pra fazenda eu retornei

Soltei todos os escravos

E as senzalas eu queimei

A liberdade

Não tava escrita em papel

Nem foi dada por princesa

Cujo nome Isabel

A liberdade

Foi feita com sangue e muita dor

Muitas lutas e batalhas

Foi o que nos despertou


Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô


Sou Guerreiro do Quilombo Quilombola

Lê lê lê ô


Eu sou Negro dos Bantos de Angola

Negro nagô

English Translation

I'm a Warrior of Quilombo, Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


I'm a Warrior of Quilombo, Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


We were brought to Brazil

My family separated

My mana has been sold

To a lord's farm

My father died in the trunk

In the overseer's whip

My brother doesn't have an ear

Because the overseer took off

In my mind I bring sadness

And a lot of pain in the body

But look one day

I ran away to the quilombo

With a lot of struggle and a lot of determination

I became a zombie warrior

Over time

I returned to the farm

I released all the slaves

And the slave quarters I burned

The Liberty

It wasn't written on paper

Nor was it given by princess

Whose name Isabel

The Liberty

It was made with blood and a lot of pain

Many fights and battles

That's what woke us up


I'm a Quilombo Warrior Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


I'm a Quilombo Warrior Quilombola

Read reads read ô


I am Negro of the Bantos of Angola

Negro Nagô


History and sentiment behind song

Escaped slaves gathered and established primitive remote settlements called quilombos. Some quilombos grew, attracting more fugitive slaves, Brazilian natives and even Europeans escaping the law, and some became independent multi-ethnic states.

Life in a quilombo offered freedom and the opportunity to revive traditional cultures away from colonial oppression.[8] In this multi-ethnic environment, constantly threatened by colonial attack, capoeira evolved into a martial art focused on war.

The biggest quilombo, the Quilombo dos Palmares, consisted of many villages which lasted more than a century, resisting at least 24 small attacks and 18 colonial invasions. Portuguese soldiers sometimes said that it took more than one dragoon to capture a quilombo warrior, since they would defend themselves with a strangely moving fighting technique. The provincial governor declared «it is harder to defeat a quilombo than the Dutch invaders.»

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