Music is one of the main paths towards a better understanding of the cultural context from which Capoeira sprung from. It was a pleasure to see people sharing songs, their meanings, contexts and translations. Some were taking note of rhythm patterns and songs like real ethnographers. I’m sure some of you guys will play an important role in upholding the true values of Capoeira for the next generations.
I believe that if we keep the exchange running more people will benefit from our efforts. My idea is to post and discuss lyrics through this thread adding further comments on the song’s authors and context. In addition, I would like to provide tracks with short samples of each song so that we can learn their melodies as well.
If you know how to edit sound tracks, please contact me and we’ll organise ways to provide this extra resource through this post.
After we have gather a good number of songs used during the event, I’ll put a song book available for download in a pdf file.
ps: (re-posted on 23-04-10) Folks, I just posted this same message at the bottom of the comments’ thread, but I think it’s worth it to note these issues here as well.
The team that will be editing this material and I believe we already have enough material to be working with. We’ll be adding cultural context to the translations and making it available as a pdf file to all via blog.
From now on, the contexts of these songs should be our concern, so if you have something to add, please do so. We appreciate if you can add more to our little research, and well be happy to acknowledge everyones’ contribuition in the songbook.
Axé! E muito obrigado!