Laia Loio

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

00:24 - Quando o meu mestre se foi

Eng: When my master was gone

00:26 - Toda a Bahia chorou

Eng: The whole Bahia cried

00:28 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

00:29 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

00:33 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

00:37 - Oi menino com quem aprendeu

Eng: Hi boy from whom you learned

00:39 - Oi menino com quem aprendeu

Eng: Hi boy from whom you learned

00:41 - Aprendeu a jogar capoeira aprendeu

Eng: Learned to play learned capoeira

00:46 - Quem me ensinou já morreu

Eng: Who taught me is dead

00:48 - Quem me ensinou já morreu

Eng: Who taught me is dead

00:50 - O seu nome esta gravado

Eng: His name is engraved

00:52 - Na terra onde ele nasce

Eng: In the land where he was born

00:55 - Salve o Mestre Bimba

Eng: Save Master Bimba

00:57 - Salve Ilha de maré

Eng: Save Island of Tide

00:59 - Salve o mestre que me ensinou

Eng: Save the master who taught me

01:01 - A mandinga de bater com o pé

Eng: The magic of hitting with foot

01:03 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

01:05 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

01:09 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

01:12 - Mandingueiro

Eng: Mandingueiro

01:14 - Venho de malé bolência

Eng: I come from malé bolência

01:17 - Era ligeiro o meu mestre

Eng: My master was light

01:19 - Que jogava conforme a cadência

Eng: That played at the pace of the game

01:21 -  No bater do Berimbau

Eng: On the beat of the Berimbau

01:24 - Salve o Mestre Bimba

Eng: Save Master Bimba

01:26 - Criador da regional

Eng: Creator of Regional

01:28 - Salve o mestre bimba

Eng: Save Master Bimba

01:30 - Criador da regional

Eng: Creator of Regional

01:32 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

01:34 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

01:38 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

01:42 - Aprendeu meia- lua aprendeu

Eng:

01:44 - Muitas vezes na beira da praia

Eng: Often by the beach

01:45 - E martelo, rabo- de- arraia

Eng: And hammer, stingray tail

01:47 - Jogava no pé da ladeira

Eng: Played at the bottom of the slope

01:48 - Salve são salvador

Eng: Hail San Salvador

01:49 - Salve Ilha de maré

Eng: Save Island of Tide

01:51 - Salve o mestre que me ensinou

Eng: Save the master who taught me

01:54 - A mandinga de bater com o pé

Eng: The magic of hitting with foot

01:56 - Salve o mestre que me ensinou

Eng: Save the master who taught me

01:58 - A mandinga de bater com o pé

Eng: The magic of hitting with foot

02:00 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

02:01 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

02:06 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

02:09 - Quando o meu mestre se foi

Eng: When my master was gone

02:12 - Toda a Bahia chorou

Eng: The whole Bahia cried

02:13 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

02:15 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

02:19 - Iaia ioio

Eng: Iaia ioio

History and sentiment behind song

This song is the most perfect and touching tribute to Mestre Bimba, the founder of Capoeira Regional. He passed away in Sao Salvador, the capital city of Bahia - the birthplace of Capoeira.

The writer is lamenting the loss of his mentor. He along with the whole town of Bahia relays out this message loudly to the sons (iaia) and daughters (ioio) of the slave masters. Mestre Bimba has taught this writer Capoeira since childhood and has perfected him in all the strategic Capoeira kicks such as 'Meia-Lua' meaning half-moon kick done with both hands on the ground.

Then he has perfected him in 'Markelo' or the hammer kick, followed by the instep kick, 'Rabo de Arraia'. He complements his master who was a great musician, cunning and clever and had powers of a Mandingueiro, or a sorcerer. He is now lamenting that since his master has passed away, the art may die down. Hence he is pleading with everyone to keep Mestre Bimba's tradition alive and to carry on his legacy by practising this rich art form.


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