• João Ramos do Nascimento
     Mestre Traíra
    192? - 1970?

    The ABC

    192? - Was born in Cachoeira, Bahia.

    1938 - M Ananias met him in the rodas of M Juvêncio in São Felix.

    1945 - Jorge Amado describes him in his book Bahia de Todos os Santos.

    1947 - Started to learn from M Waldemar. Later told that had also learned from Severo do Pelourinho.

    1953 - Appears on Alice Brill's photos in M Waldemar's hut (see below!).

    1954 - Participated in the film Vadiação of A. Robatto (see below!).

    1955? - Appears on Pierre Verger's photos in M Waldemar's hut (see below!).

    1956 - On the 2nd November O Estado de São Paulo posted two photos of him (see below!).

    1957 - Was interviewed by Aloysio de Alencar Pinto.

    1960 - Together with M Waldemar and other capoeiras was filmed for Bahia, Capoeira na Praia in Itapoã by P. Solange (see below!).

    1963 - Recorded an LP together with M Cobrinha Verde, M Gato Preto and other capoeiras (listen below!).

    1968 - M Barba Branca started to learn with him. In the same year appears in the book Capoeira Angola: ensaio sócio-etnográfico of W. Rego.

    1970? - Died of cirrhosis.



    📻 Velhos Mestres

    M Traíra and M Cobrinha Verde*, 1963
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    • 01.
      Santa Maria
      9:07
    • 02.
      São Bento Pequeno*
      5:30
    • 03.
      São Bento Grande
      5:21
    • 04.
      Jogo de Dentro
      6:33
    • 05.
      Cavalaria
      5:09
    • 06.
      Iúna
      1:38
    • 07.
      Seqüencia de ritmos
      7:39

    M Traíra and M Cobrinha Verde*, 1963



    «Vadiação», 1954

    «Vadiação», 1954


    «Bahia, capoeira na praia», 1960

    ina.fr, 1960


    Photo gallery

    • Mulunga,
      Bugalho,
      M Waldemar (berimbau),
      Bom Cabelo,
      M Traíra
      Liberdade, Salvador
      Alice Brill, 1953
      IMS's collection

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Squatting: ? and Nagê

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Squatting: ? and Nagê

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Squatting: ? and Nagê

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Playing: (old) Curió and Nagê
      Sitting at the back A. Robatto

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Playing: (old) Curió and Nagê

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Playing: (old) Curió and Nagê
      Sitting at the back A. Robatto

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar
      Playing: (old) Curió and Nagê

    • Instruments: Zacarias, Traíra, M Waldemar

    • Instruments: ?, ?, ?
      Playing: Traíra and Zacarias?
      Sitting: Nagê and ?

    • Instruments: M Waldemar, ?, ?
      Playing: Traíra? and ?
      Sitting: ?

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau)
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau)
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      Bugalho (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      Bugalho (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      Playing: ? and ?
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      Playing: ? and ?
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      Playing: ? and ?
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      Playing: ? and ?
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      Playing: ? and ?
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      Playing: ? and ?
      M Waldemar's hut
      Pierre Verger, around 1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation

    • In the "atelier" of Mário Cravo, in Salvador, capoeirista Traíra makes the berimbau sound
      In the engraving: the correct way to hold the berimbau and the caxixi
      O Estado de São Paulo, 1956


    • ?,
      M Traíra (berimbau),
      M Cobrinha Verde,
      M Bugalho? (berimbau),
      ?

      Photo by Salomão Scliar?

    • Berimbau in M Traíra's hands

      Photo by Salomão Scliar?

    • ?,
      ?,
      M Traíra (pandeiro),
      ? (berimbau),
      M Waldemar (berimbau),
      ? (berimbau)
      Playing: ? and ?
      The 60-s?

    M Traíra

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