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Capoeira Angola From Salvador Brazil
Grupo De Capoeira Angola Pelourinho
Capoeira Angola From Salvador Brazil
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
 
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Capoeira Angola, formerly a regional Brazilian form of self-defense and dance, has its roots in African traditions and is becoming popular in urban centers around the world, growing into a widely taught art form and philos...  more »

      
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All Artists: Grupo De Capoeira Angola Pelourinho
Title: Capoeira Angola From Salvador Brazil
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 1/23/1996
Release Date: 1/23/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074046524, 093074046548

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Capoeira Angola, formerly a regional Brazilian form of self-defense and dance, has its roots in African traditions and is becoming popular in urban centers around the world, growing into a widely taught art form and philosophy. This call-and-response singing is accompanied by compelling rhythms played on berimbau and percussion instruments that express and control the performance of the Capoeira fight/dance. The musicians and singers featured on these 39 tracks are among the finest modern performers of Capoeira Angola music. "A good introduction to this highly passionate and expressive artform." ?Cultural Survival Quarterly Capoeira Angola, una forma regional de autodefensa y danza del Brasil cuyas raíces se erigen sobre tradiciones africanas, ha alcanzado una gran popularidad en diversos centros urbanos alrededor del mundo, evolucionando en una forma artística y filosófica ampliamente cultivada. Los ritmos tocados en el berimbau y los instrumentos de percusión expresan y controlan la práctica de la Capoeira, al mismo tiempo que acompañan el diálogo cantado entre el solista y un grupo. Los intérpretes presentados en estos 39 cortes se cuentan entre los más finos exponentes de la Capoiera Angola. "Una buena introducción a esta forma artística fuertemente apasionada y expresiva." ?Cultural Survival Quarterly

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CD Reviews

A must-have for practitioners of Capoeira Angola.
Daniel Lee | Chicago, Illinois | 10/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This disc has many songs that you would hear in a roda, from the ladainha to the chula to the corridos. Definitely a must-have for capoeira Angola students who are trying to learn the words and pronunciations in Portuguese."
What an excellent CD!
Charles T. Rhys | Maryland, U.S.A | 11/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had this CD reccommended to me by my Capoeira Angola instructor, and boy was he right. I own a lot of Capoeira CDs (mostly Regional music), and this is one of the best.

Frankly I was suprised to find that the CD contains some 39 tracks!!! The best of which are definitely the live tracks (I don't usualy care for live music recordings, but the sound quality of these is excellent, and really conveys the energy of the roda.

I had previously neglected to mention that the CD liner book contains a history of the art of capoeira as well as all of the song lyrics, and their translations (in english!)... That alone is worth the purchase, and makes this CD an extremely useful resource for anyone trying to learn the songs for classess (think text book).

Good stuff, a must own for anyone interested in Capoeira Angola."
Great Beginner's CD
Charles T. Rhys | 09/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Capoeira CD that I bought. It has excellent liner notes that give a good background of Capoeira. However, what I found most helpful are the lyrics to the songs that are also printed in the liner notes, along with translations in English. It has helped me learn a lot of the songs our group uses."