Posted by Alessandrobrs
March 01, 2009
This is an audio file with a slide show of Capoeira photographs. The English translation of the phrase "Capoeira mata um" is "Capoeira kills one (someone). These words praise the alertness and strength of thos who are skilled in Capoeira.
There are numerous YouTube videos of "Zum Zum Zum". There are also a number of different versions of the song "Zum Zum Zum". The version in this video is most familiar in the United States, thanks to the 2000 Mazda car commercials. This sound file is from the 1993 Capoeira movie "Only The Strong". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_the_Strong provides information about that movie. The complete movie is posted on multiple YouTube videos. .
The comment section of another video (sound file) video of "Zum Zum Zum" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOUmRNnTBP0 contains a number of Portuguese transcriptions of that song with English translations. Also, see the comment below for transcriptions.
Here are two comments from that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOUmRNnTBP0 video:
yoo i hate when people say thats from the movie ONLY THE STRONG and from the mazda commercial.... that song has been around for more than 150 years...
- malandrodenwk; 2009
….They say " Capoeira mata um" and the zoom zoom zoom, hes not reffering to a knife, but to a "maribondo" which is a large brazilian fly that at times can be dangerous...
- malandrodenwk 2009
Also, here's an explanation of the song "zum zum zum" from this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=creOWJGnowo *
...zoom zoom zoom capoeira kills one. Its played when someone is about to get in trouble. the zoom means the sound of the berimbau and the sound of the fast kicks...
- rezZZzz, 2009
*That sound file also ends with the a short clip of the very popular capoiera song "Paranaue".
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