capoeira


  •  Mestre Gigante 
    Francisco de Assis
    98

    Information

    He's known in the capoeira Angola roda as Bigodinho, in the capoeira Regional rodas as Gigante and by the oldest as Pequenininho. He started capoeira in a backyard in Barra, with Mestre Cobrinha Verde and later was mestre Pastinha's student. He "changed the party" going to mestre Bimba's academy. He was Menino Gordo's buddy (often mistaken with him as he looked alike) and started to teach in the Seminário Central, later moving to his Academy “Capoeira São Gonçalo”, with headquarters on Rodrigues Ferreira street 226, in Federação. Assiduously going to rodas in Lar das Pombas (on Sundays) and in Barra, in Jardim Baiano, Mestre Bigodinho has in his catalogue the creation of a berimbau rhythm called “Cinco Salomão”, which he says is for the "miudinho game, low, the miudinho game on the ground, only low". Besides having participated in the film "the Bandits" and being an excellent story-singer, Mestre Gigante, as a good and passionate serenade singer, doesn't reject a good guitar to sing and recall the adventures of the past.

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    📻 Velhos Mestres

    O canto do Berimbauman, 2001
    < >
    • 01.
      Sou de capoeira Angola
      3:57
    • 02.
      Pedro Paulo Barroquinha
      2:45
    • 03.
      Meu pai é velho homem
      4:57
    • 04.
      Eu não vou em Santo Amaro
      2:40
    • 05.
      Torpedeira Piaui
      4:11
    • 06.
      Vamo jogar capoeira
      7:51
    • 07.
      A mão lava o pé
      5:48
    • 08.
      Você cresceu problema seu
      5:23
    • 09.
      Canarinho da Alemanha
      7:35
    • 10.
      Valdemar, Valdemar
      7:04
    • 11.
      O gigante Francisco
      3:19
    • 12.
      A bela
      1:55
    • 13.
      Quando eu era moderno
      1:58
    • 14.
      Mulles e Gigante
      0:35
    • 15.
      Rio de Janeiro
      2:49

    M Gigante, 2001



    ABC of M Gigante

    1920 - Was born on 4th October in Santo Amaro (the source is the video from 2006 below).

    Maybe for the luck of being born on 4th October he received the name of a saint with the same name. [São Francisco de Assis] was born in Assis, Italy, on 26th September 1181. 4th October is his commemoration day. This sainthood giant [!] was [also] physically of modest stature [..]

    Sources1 and 2

    1950-s - He appears on Pierre Verger's and Marcel Gautherot's photos (see the photos).

    1964 - He appears on photos together with M Pastinha (see the photos).

    1968 - He participated in a series of videos playing the berimbau and in the roda for the film Dança de Guerra.

    1980 - O Pulo do Gato (see below).

    2006 - We have a longer interview, made by Francisco Canindé (see below).

    2007 - He recorded his CD O Canto do Berimbauman (listen to it above).

    2016 - M Gigante died on 30th May.

    Videos

    M Gigante, 1968

    M Gigante, 2006


    Photo gallery

    • The cover of the CD

    • with M Bimba

    • 1996

    • 2009

    • with M Boa Gente. 2014

    • 2016

    • 2016

    • with M João Pequeno

    • with, Rouxinol e a esposa do mestre

    • with M João Pequeno, M Suassuna, M Caiçara, M Leopoldina, M Angoleiro, M Paulo dos Anjos, M Joel, M Eziquiel. 1987

    • with M Bola Sete, M Boca Rica, M Gato Preto, M Gildo Alfinete, M Boa Gente, M Mala. 1999

    • with M Canelão

    • with M Dunga, M Lua Rasta, M Boca Rica, M Cláudio

    • with CM Lobisomem

    • with M Leopoldina

    • with M Bimba

    • with M Canjiquinha. 1960

    • with M Lua Rasta

    • with M Itapoan

    • with M João Pequeno, M Canjiquinha

    • with M Pedro Feitosa, M Bobó

    • with M Canjiquinha, M João Pequeno, M João Grande

    • with M Bimba, M Osvaldo

    • with M João Pequeno

    • with M João Pequeno, M Canjiquinha, M Suassuna

    • with CM Lobisomem, M Gildo Alfinete

    • with M Lua Rasta

    • with M Jaguara, M Boca Rica, M Polar

    • with M Bola Sete, M Boca Rica, M Gato Preto, M Gildo Alfinete, M João Pequeno, M Boa Gente, M Mala, M Roberto Satanás

    • with M Bom Cabrito, M Caiçara

    • with M Caiçara, M Paulo dos Anjos, M João Pequeno. 1987

    • with M Gato Preto, M Pedro Feitosa, M Pelé da Bomba, M Waldomiro, M Gildo Alfinete, M Mala, M Colmenero

    • with M Itapoan, M João Pequeno, M Waldemar. 1989

    • with M João Pequeno, M Zambi

    • with Frede Abreu

    • with M João Grande, M Waldemar. 1984

    • with M Angola, M João Pequeno, M João Grande, M Canjiquinha, M Camisa, M Waldemar. 1985

    • with M Paulo dos Anjos, M João Pequeno, M João Grande, M Waldemar. 1989

    • with M Pelé da Bomba, M Pedro Feitosa, M Gato Preto, M Barba Branca, M Lua Rasta, M Mala, M Valdec. 1999

    • with M João Pequeno, Jair Moura

    • with M Olavo, M Eziquiel

    • with M Pelé da Bomba, M Waldomiro, M Gato Preto, M Boa Gente, M João Pequeno, M Mala, M Gildo Alfinete, M Raimundo Natividade. 1999

    • with M GIldo Alfinete, M Pelé da Bomba, M Pedro Feitosa, M Gato Preto, M Barba Branca, M Lua Rasta, M Mala, M Valdec. 1999

    • with M Eziquiel, M João Pequeno, M Waldemar, M João Grande. 1989

    • with M Nó, M Eziquiel, M João Pequeno, M Itapoan

    • with M João Grande, M João Pequeno. 2004

    • with M Camisa Roxa, M Camisa, M Bola Sete

    • with M Camisa, Jair Moura, M Bola Sete

    • with M Eziquiel, M Renato

    • with M Itapoan, M Lua Rasta, M João Pequeno

    • with M Boca Rica. 1987

    • with M Canelão, M Lua Rasta

    • with M Gildo Alfinete, M Marcos Carvalho

    • with M Boneco

    • with M Caiçara. 1987

    • with M Bola Sete, M Gildo Alfinete, M Decânio, M Caiçara, M Barba Branca, M Bom Cabrito

    • with M Zé do Lenço, M Nenel, M Cafuné, M Gildo Alfinete, M Barba Branca, M Itapoan, M Bola Sete, M Nó, M Geni, M Moa do Katendê, M Pelé da Bomba

    • with M Pelé da Bomba, M Gildo Alfinete, M Barba Branca, M Mala

    • with M Barba Branca, M Gildo Alfinete, M Caiçara, M Bola Sete

    • with M Decânio, M Caiçara, M Barca Branca

    • with M Bola Sete, M Gildo Alfinete, Decânio, M Caiçara

    • with M Burguês. 1987

    • with M Paulo dos Anjos, M Falcão. 1984

    • with M Boca Rica

    • with M Bimba

    • with M Pelé da Bomba. 2016

    • with M Pelé da Bomba, M Geni. 2016

    • with M Itapoan, M Lua Rasta

    • with M João Pequeno, M Paulo dos Anjos

    • with M João Pequeno

    • with M Boca Rica, M Paulo dos Anjos, M Gildo Alfinete, M Canjiquinha, M Mau

    • with M Lua Rasta

    • with M Canjiquinha

    • with M João Pequeno

    • with M Pastinha. 1964

    • with M João Pequeno, M Itapoan

    • with M Bobó

    • with M Lua Rasta, CM Sapoti

    • with CM Lobisomem, M Gildo Alfinete

    • with CM Lobisomem, Frede Abreu, M Lua Rasta

    • with CM Lobisomem

    • with M Boca Rica

    • with M João Pequeno

    • with M Burguês, M Boca Rica

    • with M Jaguara, M Dunga

    • with M João Pequeno, M Suassuna

    • with M Itapoan, M Suassuna, M João Pequeno, M Toni Vargas, M Lua Rasta

    • with M João Pequeno, M Suassuna

    • 2016

    • with M Bugalho

    • with M Itapoan. 2013

    • with M João Pequeno, M Lua Rasta

    • with M Suassuna, M Lua Rasta, M João Pequeno

    • with M João Pequeno, M Lua Rasta

    • with M Suassuna, M Toni Vargas, M Lua Rasta, CM Lobisomom

    • with M João Pequneo, M Itapoan, M Suassuna

    • with M Suassuna, M João Pequeno, M Lua Rasta, M Itapoan, M Toni Vargas

    • with M João Pequeno, M Lua Rasta

    • with M João Pequeno, M Itapoan

    • with M Lua Rasta, M João Pequeno, M Itapoan

    • 1955

    • 1964

    • 1964

    • 1964

    M Gigante


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