Wednesday, January 10, 2007


BALANÇAR by Mestre Iram Custodio.

You know what Balançar sounds like it? It sounds like the umpteenth rendition of one of those counting songs like 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 12 Days of Christmas... the, er, Ashley Cole song.

So here everyone goes mad and runs all the words together before collapsing in a drunken heap, BalançarBalançarBalançar!!!

Well, maybe if you're smashing buttons playing Eddy in Tekken Tag or something. But Balançar is actually something like "to swing" or "to balance" in Portuguese (go ahead, look it up!), and this music, at this tempo, accompanies those amazingly precise capoeira routines you see from time to time.


Photo: At the Cloisters.


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