capoeira


  • Edmundo Joaquim
     Mestre Bugalho

    THE ABC

    19?? - Was born.

    1937 - It's probable, he's the Bugaia, who appears among the participants of the roda of the II Afro-Brazilian Congress, read here.

    1945 - His name, Edmundo Joaquim, is found in the book Bahia de Todos os Santos by Jorge Amado*.

    1946 - Started to teach the future M Pelé da Bomba on the ramp of Mercado Modelo.

    1947 - Appears on M Gigante's side on the Festa da Ribeira on Pierre Verger's photo (at the back the Church of Our Lady of Penha ), see the streetview below!).

    1953 - Appears on Alice Brill's photo close to M Waldemar's hut (see below!).

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

    1960 - Appears in the video Bahia, capoeira on the breach (see below and read more here).

    19?? - Died.

    *[..] Edmundo Joaquim, known as Bugalho, master of berimbau in the capoeira orchestras, a respected name when it comes to things related to the "brincadeira".

    Interview with M Pelé da Bomba

    «I've been in the capoeira world since 1945 practicing, I was born in 1934, in 1946 I started to learn capoeira with the late Bugalho on the Mercado Modelo ramp [..]

    [..] I lived there on the Mercado Modelo ramp, when I came I worked in a tent of the late Senhora, and she is a mãe de santo and there I saw the late guy play the berimbau when I returned I heard the beautiful sound since at that time he was playing a berra boi, later he started to play a violinha and there I him play and who well he played, Mr Bugalho had one eye, huge, and I saw the movements others made on the square feasts, where I continued to play capoeira.

    [..] he taught me to play the berimbau, what he taught, he said look are you seeing how that game goes, do the same movement, so you were always looking!»

    Souza, 2010. CAPOEIRA ANGOLA: SABERES, VALORES E ATITUDES NA FORMAÇÃO DO MESTRE

    Images**

    • M Bugalho (berimbau) and M Gigante (berimbau)
      Ribeira, Salvador, 1947
      Pierre Verger

    • M Bugalho (red square)
      Ribeira?, year?
      Museu da Abolição

    • Mulunga,
      M Bugalho,
      M Waldemar (berimbau),
      Bom Cabelo,
      M Traíra
      Liberdade, Salvador
      011CXS2304CIDsalv-capoeira
      Alice Brill, 1953
      IMS's collection

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      M Bugalho (berimbau, red square)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      M Waldemar's hut
      Around 1955
      Pierre Verger

    • M Traíra (berimbau),
      Nelson (berimbau),
      M Bugalho (berimbau, red square)
      ? (pandeiro),
      ? (pandeiro)
      M Waldemar's hut
      Around 1955
      Pierre Verger

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

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

    • Documentary Bahia, capoeira on the beach

    M Bugalho

    ** A research detail: M Bugalho was left-handed.

    Location of the 1947 roda

    Ribeira


    Bahia, capoeira on the beach, 1960

    ina.fr

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