Friday, November 27, 2009

New space to train!

Hi all, good news!!!!!

We've got 2 days of capoeira for next week!

* Mondays as usual at 19h30 (but do come at 19h if you want to learn berimbau or pandeiro properly, I will be there to give personalized attention). Session as usual with music, movements and games.
* Wednesday in the Romsey Mill centre (Check the map on the right) From 19h to 20h30. Do come at 18h30 to learn bbau or pandeiro properly.It is a great space with all instruments and atabaque included! We can play some music, movements and do a proper roda!

This is thanks to Paul, from Dance Offensive, who allows us to use this space.
By the way, he has some berimbaus to sell in case somebody is interested.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Music Session this thurday!

Hi everybody!

Nice to see you all so motivated for the music! We can meet at 12h30 at Darwin reception. We will go to my house and practice till 13h30 or so (2min walking). For more infos drop an email or phone the contact on the right panel.

Please bring your instrument if you have any (berimbau, pandeiro...) AND a sandwich if you plan to eat during this time....

I enclose some lyrics, you can listen to some of them here. Can you bring a printed copy of it?

If there are different songs you'd like to learn or focus more on a special instruments, please suggest! :-)
I have a pandeiro method book, which is quite useful... we could work towards performing some samba as well! ;-P

C u on Thursday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Last session + next session

Hi all,

Just a quick post for the ones who were there on Monday: those were the movement we practiced:

Ginga: the main dance step of capoeira
Meia Lua: litteraly half moon: the first (and easy) front standing kick
rabo de raia: stingray tail: low spining kick with hands on the ground
esquiva: mid escape movement
negativa: literally negative; lower defense
rolé: roll
: the kind of cart-wheel with the legs in front of you we did at the end of the class

At the beginning we played some music.
The orchestra is called bateria and he instruments are called:
agogo (2 tin cans: it is supposed to be a cowbell)
reco-reco (1 tin can: also known as güiro)
we are missing the atabaque, which is like a big drum (conga-like)

The songs we sang are:
Oi sim sim sim
São Bento me chama
and can be found here

Next week we most probably sing Boa Viagem which is as well there. So you could learn it and have a go on Monday ;)

Next week, we will introduce some new movements like
Benção (front kick which projects the opponent far away ;) )
Cabeçá (headbutt)
Tisoura (scissors) done with the legs on the floor while pushing yourself with hands.
Rasteira (sweep opponent's foot)
which still are quite basic moves
And to start developping our Mandinga, (and make it more playful for our senior players ;) ) we will work on many different variations of Rabo de Raia with Rasteira, cabeçá, tisoura,.....

Solta mandinga!!!!!!