Mestres Boca Rica and Toni Vargas singing “Que saudadaes do meu maranhao” at the beach of Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. It’s a beautiful song and I highly recommend to learn and sing it everywhere you have the chance.
Menina solta os cabelos Por baixo do limoeiro Se o limoerio morrer, o, o Eu pago com meu dinheiro Maranhao, Maranhao
Maranhao, Maranhao, o, o Que saudades do meu Maranhao, o, o
No fundo do mar tem um peixe dourado Menina bointa sou seu namorado No fundo do mar tem um peixe de escama Menina bonita sou eu quem te ama Penteando seus cabelos Com pente de barbatana Quem me dera ser candeia, o, o Pra alumiar sua cama Maranhao, Maranhao
Maranhao Maranhao, o, o Que saudades do meu Maranhao, o, o
Mestres Bailarino, Umoi and Cocorinha, Professores Eddy Murphy and Milani improvising in the music during a training roda at the Integração event, organised by Mestres Bailarino and Saulo, with the presence of Mestres Umoi and Cocorinha, and Professores Eddy Murphy, Milani and Ganso. Berlin, 17-20th May 2012.
The Kalumbu is a one-stringed musical bow, the ancient origins of which lie with the San people. In Zambia only found amongst the Ba-Tonga and Ba-Ila peoples of Southern Province. Chris Haambwiila, born in 1947, is an Ila from Chitongo village and one of the best kalumbu players to be found. Another traditional instrument in danger of disappearing, recorded here by Michael Baird in 2008 with essential assistance from Mrs. Esnart Mweemba.