Mercado Modelo

55

Song Lyrics

Quando chego no mercado modelo

na festa do amanhecer

a morena começa a chamar

perguntando, negão que vai fazer

eu respondo

eu sou capoeira tambem sou

maculelê

eu sou capoeira tambem sou

maculêlê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê

lauê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê

English translations

When I arrive at the Mercado Modelo

in the party of the dawn

The girl starts to call

asking, negro what are you doing?

I respond

I am capoeira I am also maculêlê

I am capoeira I am also maculelê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê

lauê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê


History and sentiment behind song

The song references Morena which can refer to skin or hair; it can either mean a dark-skinned woman, or a brunette.

The song talks about Mercado Modelo which is a famous market in Salvador, Bahia. The Mercado Modelo (Popular Market) is a traditional market of artisan products in Salvador, Bahia, which opened in 1912. It is significant for capoeira, as it is the site of perhaps the oldest and longest running street rodas (roda de rua) in Capoeira’s history.


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Mercado Modelo

55

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Quando chego no mercado modelo

na festa do amanhecer

a morena começa a chamar

perguntando, negão que vai fazer

eu respondo

eu sou capoeira tambem sou

maculelê

eu sou capoeira tambem sou

maculêlê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê

lauê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê

English Translation

When I arrive at the Mercado Modelo

in the party of the dawn

The girl starts to call

asking, negro what are you doing?

I respond

I am capoeira I am also maculêlê

I am capoeira I am also maculelê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê

lauê

la, la, lauá

la, la, lauê


History and sentiment behind song

The song references Morena which can refer to skin or hair; it can either mean a dark-skinned woman, or a brunette.

The song talks about Mercado Modelo which is a famous market in Salvador, Bahia. The Mercado Modelo (Popular Market) is a traditional market of artisan products in Salvador, Bahia, which opened in 1912. It is significant for capoeira, as it is the site of perhaps the oldest and longest running street rodas (roda de rua) in Capoeira’s history.

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