• Washington Bruno da Silva - M Canjiquinha
    25/Sep/1925 - 8/Nov/1994
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    📻 Velhos Mestres

    M Canjiquinha, Bigodinho (Gigante)* and Manoel**, 1960
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    • 01.
      Interview
      7:24
    • 02.
      Instrumentss
      1:27
    • 03.
      Angola, Angolinha, São Bento Grande
      1:42
    • 04.
      São Bento Pequeno, Cavalaria, Banguela, Samango, Muzenza, Samba de Angola
      2:20
    • 05.
      Hino da capoeira
      1:09
    • 06.
      Panha laranja no chão tico-tico*
      0:52
    • 07.
      Regional**
      0:50
    • 08.
      São Bento Grande
      0:54
    • 09.
      Ladainha and corridos
      4:26

    M Canjiquinha, Bigodinho (Gigante)* and Manoel**, 1960



    ABC of M Canjiquinha

    1925 - Was born on 25th September, son of a tailor José Bruno da Silva and a washing-woman Amália Maria da Conceição, on R. Maciel de Baixo n° 6, Salvador.

    1935-1942 - Learned with M Raimundo Aberrê in Matatu Pequeno, in Baixa de Tubo, Brotas.

    1942/44 - Started to work in for the Town Hall, first as a landscaper, later as a mimeograph.

    1950 - Was M Pastinha's contra-mestre.

    1951 - Was Ipiranga's striker.

    1954 - Started to teach capoeira.

    1955 - Married Ivone.

    1959 - Traveled to Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre with M Pastinha and his students. Also gave many exhibitions in the following years.

    1960 - On 24th October was recorded by Janice Marie Smith (listen above).

    1962 - Participated in films O Pagador de Promessas and Barravento.

    1963 - Taught in Naval Base.

    1970 - Participated in the event Berimbau de Ouro in Fonte Nova, Salvador.

    1981 - Participated in the event Troféu Mestre Canjiquinha in São Paulo.

    1984 - Participated in the great event in Rio with other old masters.

    1986 - Recorded the CD with M Waldemar.

    1988 - Wrote the book A Alegria da Capoeira, which was published in 1989. In 1988 he also created the Academia de Canjiquinha e Seus Amigos, in Colina do Mar neighborhood.

    1994 - Died on 8th November.

    The supposed place of the Sunday roda (red marking)

    M Aberrê and Canjiquinha, 1935


    Interview with M Canjiquinha, 1982

    M Canjiquinha, 1982


    The photo gallery

    • M Canjiquinha

    • Conjunto Aberrê

    • M Gildo Alfinete and M Canjiquinha at the back, playing M João Pequeno
      Forte de Capoeira, Salvador

    • M Cigana, M Canjiquinha, ?
      1988

    • M Canjiquinha in front

    • Standing:
      ?,
      M Gigante,
      M Canjiquinha,
      ?,
      ?,
      ?
      Playing: ? and ?
      Itapoã?
      1960 (possibly taken by J. M. Smith)

    • M Canjiquinha squatting with berimbau
      Itapoã?
      1960 (possibly taken by J. M. Smith)

    • M Canjiquinha and ?

    • ?, M Canjiquinha, ?

    • M Boca Rica, M João Pequeno, M Eziquiel, ?, M Canjiquinha, M Indio, M Bobó, ?

    • M Nó, M Canjiquinha, ?

    • M Canjiquinha in front

    • ?, M Ananias, M Brasília, ?, M Canjiquinha, ?, ?, ?, ?

    • Standing:
      ?,
      M Itapoan,
      M Paulo dos Anjos,
      M Eziquiel,
      M Canjiquinha,
      M Xaréu?,
      M João Pequeno
      Agachados:
      ?,
      M Suassuna,
      M Nenel,
      ?

    • M Gigante (aka Bigodinho, Francisquinho)

    • M Canjiquinha and ?

    • M Canjiquinha, M Tabosa, M Suassuna

    M Canjiquinha



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