This week we have an istallation that illustrates how the music can inform capoeiristas not only about the game and what's going on in the roda, but life in general. Being able to speak and understand Portuguese will only further your interest in capoeira's wisdom and teachings.

Plus an added bonus... name that tune! ;)

From Tamandua...

I was rereading J. Lowell Lewis' Ring of Liberation and I came across this passage that seemed to fit perfectly:

"Older players can sometimes make up in knowledge and efficiency of movement what they lack in speed or strength, thus another song warns:

s: buraco velho = old hole

tem cobra dentro = have snakes inside

...The song above is typical of the form proverbs take in capoeira songs: literally, it describes a fact of nature--old holes have snakes inside. Metaphorically applied to the wiles of an older player, it can be used to warn young ones to beware of older players who often have tricks up their sleeves"

 

 

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