What’s the problem in admiting that we’re (re)creating Capoeira as we go along?!

Lately I’ve been listening to Caymmi, Tom Jobim and Vinícius a lot. Probably because I’m often home-sick and these composers are well known for their ability of capturing Brazil with all its idiosyncrasies, characters, rhythm, history and stories… in their songs.  Their songs translate into beautiful lyrics and melodies the extraordinary daily culture of ordinary people. Continue reading