É no sangue da raça brasileira, capoeira
It’s in the blood of the Brazilian race, capoeira
- A sweep.
Se eu dou uma rasteira, tu sai no aú
If I give a sweep, you escape with a cartwheel
- The reco-reco is a section of bamboo with notches cut into the side; it is played by rubbing a stick back and forth over the grooves. The reco-reco is believed to originate from the indigenous peoples of Brazil. It is also used in samba and reggae.
- To pray.
Cruz credo, Ave Maria / Eu rezava de noite, rezava de dia
Holy cross, Hail Mary / I prayed by night, I prayed by day
- The circle in which capoeira is played.
Na roda de capoeira, quero ver quem é melhor
I want to see who is the best in the capoeira roda