Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Similarly Requested CDs
Only the Strong (soundtrack)
Irene G. Clark | Ashley, OH United States | 02/14/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do not purchase this CD unless you enjoy rap (which I don't like). I bought this CD because I like the "Zoom Zoom" music that is part of the Mazda TV commercial, and this is an inspiring track, but it is not representative of the rest of the CD."
Watered down capoeira music
Matthew Underwood | Tucson, AZ | 03/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I admit that I have the CD and the movie to go with it. I am a capoeirista, and I think that this movie was only good to bring capoeira into the mainstream. The music is decent (I actually listen to 3 songs on the CD regularly), but they gave it too much of a hip-hop/rap feel. I'm ok with a snare drum in Paranaué (or however they chose to spell it) and Zum Zum Zum (yes, that's how to spell it, none of this Zoom business. Damn Mazda). I just feel that capoeira music is best left to the berimbau, atabaque, pondeira, agogo, reco-reco, etc. BTW the whole happy movie part with the making bad kids good? Listen to Zum Zum Zum. "...Zum Zum Zum Capoeira mata um..." it means capoeira can kill you (literally, capoeira kills one). If you want a good capoeira CD, get something by Mestre Suassuna (my capoeira grandfather), Mestre Barrao, or Mestre Deputado. You can feel axé in their music, no offence to Serapis Bey who did the capoeira music to "Only the Strong." They should have had Mestre Amen do the CD, HE WAS IN THE MOVIE AFTER ALL. If this is a first capoeira CD for someone to have fun with, it's got a good beat. It's not capoeira music to play to. Go buy/make a berimbau and make your own."
Original of Mazda's Zoom Zoom Zoom song
(3 out of 5 stars)
"According to Mazda, they got Spank to remake Serapis Bey's "Zoom Zoom Zoom" for their television commercial. It took me a while to find this original because the person I talked to at Mazda botched the spelling of Serapis Bey. I like the Spank version better, though. It sounds more polished."