La Laue (Roda Maravilhosa)

2338

Song Lyrics

Bem-te-vi voou, voou!

Bem-te-vi voou, voou

Deixa voar

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

Olalaelae

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

Que som

Oi que arte essa

que luta brincadeira

Que roda

Maravilhosa essa

capoeira


Em cada som, em cada toque, em cada ginga, tem um estilo de jogo

Em cada som, em cada toque, em cada ginga, tem um estilo de jogo

Lauelauela

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

Olalaelae

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

English translations

Bem-te-vi flew, flew

Bem-te-vi flew, flew

Let it fly

Lalauelauelauelaua

Olalaelae

Lalauelauelauelaua

What a sound

That is this art

Of fight and playfulness

What a roda

Capoeira is marvellous


In each sound, in each beat

In each Ginga, has a style of play

In each sound, in each beat

In each Ginga, has a style of play

Lalauelauelauelaua

Olalaelae

Lalauelauelauelaua


History and sentiment behind song

(Roda Maravilhosa) A very beautiful, fast paced song,full of energy, that talks about the passion of the great game of Capoeira.

The song and name "lalaue" derives from Bem-te-vi, and song it sings. often referred to as the most popular bird of Brazil.

Bem-te-vi is the name of a Bird found in Northern Brazil. Literally it means “good to see” as it is quite a pretty bird. Apparently, In the heat of the day it will draw your attention by calling its name constantly, “KISKAA-KEE” (hence the name in English The Great Kiskaakee” sitting on a telephone wire or on a roof. Most other birds will keep silent around that time. They make their nest, also on a conspicuous place, from all kinds of plant-material, often with hay. The kiskadee defends its nest vigorously and even if it has no nest it will be aggressive against other birds. It is quite a common sight to see a kiskadee chasing a much bigger bird of prey above the houses.It vigorously defends itself and its territory from other birds much larger in size, like owls etc. It is said that the spirit of this species strongly represents that of the Brazilian people, and in this song it is compared with the spirit of Capoeira. But then a hummingbird might chase away a kiskadee.

The roda circle is described as a Wonderful Wheel (Roda Maravilhosa), full of enjoyment and fun.

With the berimbau imparting energy within the roda, the onlookers applaud every routine, every ginga ( a Capoeira stance which very much resembles a dance).

Capoeira here is also shown connected to supernatural elements, by those who practice Mandinga, to their advantage and benefit, in order to achieve their goal..


SONGS YOU MUST KNOW

La Laue (Roda Maravilhosa)

2338

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Bem-te-vi voou, voou!

Bem-te-vi voou, voou

Deixa voar

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

Olalaelae

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

Que som

Oi que arte essa

que luta brincadeira

Que roda

Maravilhosa essa

capoeira


Em cada som, em cada toque, em cada ginga, tem um estilo de jogo

Em cada som, em cada toque, em cada ginga, tem um estilo de jogo

Lauelauela

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

Olalaelae

Lá lauê lauê lauê lauê

English Translation

Bem-te-vi flew, flew

Bem-te-vi flew, flew

Let it fly

Lalauelauelauelaua

Olalaelae

Lalauelauelauelaua

What a sound

That is this art

Of fight and playfulness

What a roda

Capoeira is marvellous


In each sound, in each beat

In each Ginga, has a style of play

In each sound, in each beat

In each Ginga, has a style of play

Lalauelauelauelaua

Olalaelae

Lalauelauelauelaua


History and sentiment behind song

(Roda Maravilhosa) A very beautiful, fast paced song,full of energy, that talks about the passion of the great game of Capoeira.

The song and name "lalaue" derives from Bem-te-vi, and song it sings. often referred to as the most popular bird of Brazil.

Bem-te-vi is the name of a Bird found in Northern Brazil. Literally it means “good to see” as it is quite a pretty bird. Apparently, In the heat of the day it will draw your attention by calling its name constantly, “KISKAA-KEE” (hence the name in English The Great Kiskaakee” sitting on a telephone wire or on a roof. Most other birds will keep silent around that time. They make their nest, also on a conspicuous place, from all kinds of plant-material, often with hay. The kiskadee defends its nest vigorously and even if it has no nest it will be aggressive against other birds. It is quite a common sight to see a kiskadee chasing a much bigger bird of prey above the houses.It vigorously defends itself and its territory from other birds much larger in size, like owls etc. It is said that the spirit of this species strongly represents that of the Brazilian people, and in this song it is compared with the spirit of Capoeira. But then a hummingbird might chase away a kiskadee.

The roda circle is described as a Wonderful Wheel (Roda Maravilhosa), full of enjoyment and fun.

With the berimbau imparting energy within the roda, the onlookers applaud every routine, every ginga ( a Capoeira stance which very much resembles a dance).

Capoeira here is also shown connected to supernatural elements, by those who practice Mandinga, to their advantage and benefit, in order to achieve their goal..

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