Parana ê

Lyrics, Translations, Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana

Vou me embora, vou me embora, parana

Tão sedo não venho cà, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Se não for essa semana, parana

A semana que passou, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Na roda de capoeira, parana

Deu o seu valor, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Puxa puxa leva leva, parana

Leva pra cima de mim, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Capoeira de angola, parana

Capoeira é assim, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Eu sou braço de marê, parana

Mais não sou marê sem fim, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Ê parana ê, parana

Parana parana ê, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Capoeira de angola, parana

Quer ouvir vocês cantar, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Quem não pode com mandinga, parana

Não carrega patua, parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana


Quem não pode não intima, Parana

Deixa quem pode intimar, Parana


Parana ê,

Parana ê, parana

English Translation

Parana,

Parana, parana

I'm leaving, I'm leaving, parana

So soon I don't come here, Paraná


Parana,

Parana, parana


If not this week, parana

The week that passed, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


In the capoeira roda, parana

Gave your value, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


Gee, gee, take, take, parana

Take it up on me, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


Capoeira from angola, parana

Capoeira is like that, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


I'm a tide arm, parana

But I'm not endless tide, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


Ê parana ê parana

Parana parana, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


Capoeira from angola, parana

Wants to hear you sing, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


Who can not with mandinga, parana

Does not carry patua, parana


Parana,

Parana, parana


Who can not call, Parana

Let who can call, Parana


Parana,

Parana, parana

History and sentiment behind song

A southern state of Brasil, which borders Paraguay and whose river (also called the Paraná) was fought over in a war with Paraguay in the 1860s. Many slaves (among them, capoeiristas) were sent to fight in this war, with the promise of earning their freedom. As such Paraná has come to represent freedom and is used symbolically in many capoeira songs. Aruande and Luanda (the capital of Angola) are often used similarly representing freedom, or even heaven, and often carry a feeling of nostalgia. This would have been a common theme among slaves singing of desired freedoms.



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