This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of the week and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of each week, the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a translation and a definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.

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This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:


São Bento Grande de Angola



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São Bento Grande de Angola is the name of a rhythm played on the berimbau.  This rhythm is predominantly used with today's contemporary capoeira.  The rhythm suggests a capoeira game where anything goes, in that there are no "do's and don'ts" in the roda nor in the game. From the ritual to the fight, from the expressive to the objective, from the lyrical to the literal, all is allowed with this rhythm, generally speaking.


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