Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Portuguese of the Week!

Hola! Here's a simple lesson for today! Counting!

Um      = 1
Dois     = 2
Tres     = 3
Quatro = 4
Cinco   = 5
Seis      = 6
Seite     = 7
Oito      = 8
Novo    = 9
Diez      = 10

Don't worry, next week will be more advance! Mwahahahahhaha!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Video of the Week

Hello Hello! We seem to be stuck in Israel, because here's more of Instructor Simba. Its a compilation of a lot of his popular you tube videos. Prepare to be Wowed, Razzled, Dazzled, and Entertained!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Song of the Week!

Hello hello and welcome to the song of the week! Today we're featuring the song Corvo was trying to sing on Tuesday. This proves he isn't crazy and didn't just make it up! You should learn it too and show him how its done!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vocab of the Week!

This week's word is cabeca. What's that you say? Cabeca, the sphere - like piece of the mystical capoeira instrument, the berimbau. Its actually what resonates the sounds from the instrument. Cabecas are made from a type of brazillian squash that's hollowed out, dried, and the glossed and sometimes its even designed. There are three main types of cabecas used in capoeira: Gunga, Medio, and Viola. The gunga is the largest and deepest sounding cabeca. The gunga tends to be held by the mestre, or the leader of the roda. Mostly the gunga maintains the torque and the variations are the most basic. The Medio is the 2nd biggest and used to maintain the torque, but is open to play more variations. The viola is the smallest and highest pitch of the three. This is where the majority of the variations come from in the bateria. Also, remember to always be careful with cabecas because they are the most delicate part of the berimbau.

Video of the Week!

Welcome! This week's video shows some capoeira from around the world! Here we're in Israel and checking out Instructor Simba from CDO Israel! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Song of the Week!

Welcome! Welcome to this week's Song. This song is really meant for Corvo, Boemio and Piaba, but I'm sure everyone can enjoy and finally know sing this wonderful maculele song.

Portuguese of the Week!

What's going on guys? Its time for the language portion of our dailies, Portuguese of the Week! Today we featured a list of descriptive words that you might here Professor say from time to time, especially when he's explaining movements. Atras - behind, diante (adiante) - ahead, in front, em frente - ahead, in front, em baixo - below, ao lado - beside, dentro - inside, fora - outside, and longe - far.