The rhythm and soul of Capoeira
Music brings us together; it unites people of all ages from different cultures and can be referred to as a universal language that we all understand. This is the spirit of Capoeira, its soul. In order to feel the energy of the Roda, or to get inspired during training, music will be the key that will unlock your potential. This distinctly unique sound that has stretched across continents is made up primarily of the berimbau (accompanied by the caxixi), the pandeiro (tambourine) and atabaque (drum). You will learn how to play each of these to form a Bateria (the music band if you will) of Capoeira.
The great news is that there will be an instrument for the musically enthusiastic, as well as for those that only wish to play to one beat. It is the part of the martial art that will instil rhythm and routine and will help you with the natural flow of your movements. You will also get familiar with the songs and lyrics of the game, and as an added bonus will come to learn the basics of speaking a new language (if you don’t already know how to speak Portuguese).