Music Class

Last week was the monthly music class and if you too found yourself staring at people’s mouths to make out the chorus to certain songs don’t worry, you’re not alone. Below you will find a few of those songs with a translation and also a link to their youtube video. It’s a great way to listen to the melody and read the lyrics at the same time.
Enjoy!

Falou Berimbau
www.youtube.com/falouberimbau

Falou, falou da escravidão, falou,
falou, falou da opressão, falou,
falou, la nos tempos de bimba, falou,
falou, hoje se escutou…

O negro que sofria na senzala
trabalhava na fazenda da feitor,
e um dia ele escutou um lamento
era zumbi dos palmares
foi ele que quem libertou
hoje falou…

Coro

Berimbau ajudava os capoeiras
la no tempo la no tempo da opressão
se escutava (o) toque de cavalaria
quando a policia seguia
berimbau ja me avisou
hoje falou

coro

Manuel foi o mestre respeitado
criador da arte da regional,
hoje em dia, seu nome será lembrado,
ja não se esqueçeu do homen
que a capoeira falou…

coro

Historia que se narran do passado
jogadores que se escutam ate hoje
e os cantos que me levan pelos tempos
lembrando issos momentos
onde o berimbao toco falou

Translation

It spoke, it spoke of the slavery, it spoke, 

it spoke, it spoke of the oppression, it spoke, 

it spoke, back in the times of bimba, it spoke, 

it spoke, today 
 was listened to…

The black that suffered in senzala 

he worked in the farm of the administrator, 

one day he listened to a lamentation
it was the buzz of palmares 

it was him who freed 

today he said… 
 


Coro

Berimbau helped to the capoeiras 

back in the time back in the time of the oppression 

if 
 listened to the cavalry touch it
polices when it followed berimbau
already informed 
 to me today it said 
 


Chorus

Manuel was the respected master 

creator of the art of the regional one, 

nowadays its name will be remembered, 

already if man did not forget it who the capoeira said… 
 


Chorus

History that if narran of the past 

players who if listen tie today
e the cantos that me levan for the times 
 remembering issos moments where
berimbao I touch it spoke

Capoeira Que Tem Sangue Na Veia
youtube.com/sanguenaveia

Capoeira que tem sangue na veia
nao pode escutar um berimbau
sua perna estremece, onde o capoeira cresce
e levanta seu astral

Coro

Seja de noite ou de dua
nao importa o lugar
quando toca o berimbau
da vontade de jogar

Coro

Na roda de capoeira
todos tem o seu valor
eu respeito a um aluno
quanto mais a um professor

Coro

O astral do capoeira
vem do som do berimbau
onde o capoeira cresce
e levanta seu astral

Coro

Translation

Capoeira that has blood in the veins
can’t listen to a berimbau
your leg begins to shake
and lifts your spirits

Chorus

Whether day or night
doesn’t matter the locale
when the berimbau begins to play
you feel like playing

Chorus

In capoeira’s rodas
everyone has their worth
I respect a student
even more so a teacher

Chorus

Capoeira’s soul
comes from the sound of the berimbau
where capoeira is born
and lifts your spirits

Hoje Me Leva O Coracao Pra Bahia
youtube.com/prabahia

Hoje me leva o coraçao pra Bahia,
lembra dos mestres que agora estam com Deus,
minha bahiaaaaa.

Saudade e dor eu tenho no coraçao,
So de lembrar do Mestre Waldemar,
Tocando Sao Bento e Angola no Pero Vaz,
Dia de festa domingo no barracao, minha bahiaaaa

Coro

Pastinha deu ao mundo sua expressao,
Jogando Angola com muita dedicaçao,
E o sol raio cuando a morte chegou,
Eu agradeço ao mestre que se foi Minhaa bahiaaaa

Coro

A arte que o mundo conheçe hoje dia,
Ela começou pelos barrios da Bahia,
E o trabalho que hoje ja se conheçeu,
Foi Manoel que agora esta com Deus. Minhaa Bahiaa

Coro

Translation

Today take my heart to bahia
Remember the mestres that are now with God
My Bahia

I miss and have pain in my heart
remembering Mestre Waldemar
playing Sao Bento and Angola at Pero Vaz
sunday day of celebration. My Bahia

Chorus

Pastinha gave the world his expression
playing Angola with much dedication,
and the sun dawned when death arrived
I thank my Mestre that passed, My bahia

Chorus

The art the world knows today
she started in the neighbourhoods of Bahia
and the work that is recognized today
was Manoel who is with God. My Bahia

Chorus