Capoeira is a unique art in that we practice and preserve the traditions and rituals of our ancestors, including singing the songs that were born of their experiences. Yet there is also room for us to make our personal mark in Capoeira’s story by writing our own songs, in hopes that they too may weave into the fabric and history of this rich and vast art form. This CD tells our Capoeira story through its words and melodies. The songs are original compositions inspired by the past 8 years of teaching, playing, and sharing Capoeira with children and adults in our own academy, schools, and wider communities of Brooklyn and Ithaca, New York. Capoeira, a collective art form, cannot fully grow and flower without such dynamic community. We thank you for making Capoeira a priority in your lives and believing in its transformative powers.
The album insert contains the lyrics to all the songs on the cd--an excellent tool for learning not just the songs, but Portuguese and the culture of Capoeira. Some of the songs we wrote as teaching-tools for children have become the favorites of our adult & young students alike. Sing, read, explore, play, train and sing some more! Vem brinCAPOEIRA!
--Mestre Foca & Instrutora Rouxinol
Album Design by Mickey "Lilica" WInter
Silhouettes from Photos by Daniel "Zorro" Perez