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:

Hino da Capoeira


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The hino da capoeira literally translates to "anthem of capoeira."

According to students of Mestre Bimba that I haven't asked about this, it came to be the call come together and make a roda.   

They said that Mestre Bimba used the rhythm as a way to tune the berimbau before the roda at the end of class.  With time, it became the signal that it was time make a roda and play capoeira

Now it's a part of capoeira's musical history, and still is used today.

For those that are curious, it is not the same as the berimbau rhythm Santa Maria