Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande


Music leads the movements in capoeira; without music, capoeira is only a fight.

Ladainha: litany, a solo song, sometimes improvised, which opens the capoeira roda.

Chula or Louvacao: call and response salutations performed after the ladainha and just prior to the initiation of play.

Corridos: call and response songs sung during the playing of capoeira.