Music and Dance

Music and Dance

Music is an essential element of Capoeira, lending rhythm to the game. The leading instrument is the Berimbau, a one-stringed bow-like instrument sacred to Capoeira. Its rhythms command the game, determining its speed and energy. The Berimbau is accompanied by the Pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine) and the singing of call-and-response songs in Portuguese. The music preserves and passes on much of Capoeira’s cultural heritage.

Our Instructor, Professor Reni, is an experienced musician specializing in traditional Brazilian percussion and drumming, brining Brazil’s rhythms and energy to Edmonton. ┬áThese rhythms include the traditional music of capoeira, samba, samba-reggae, afro-brazilian rhythms, and many more.

The Capoeira Academy also teaches traditional Brazilian dances, such as Samba and Maculele.