Mestre Joao Grande was a student of Mestre Pastinha. Here he is, well in his seventies, playing with mestre Indio, of the group ACAD, in Italy. Mestre Joao Grande's school is based in New York City.
Mestre Moraes (who sings many of the songs we listen to at practice) was a student of Mestre Joao Grande and Mestre Pastinha. Mestre Moraes founded GCAP (Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho, whose headquarters are in Salvador, Bahia) together with Mestre Cobra Mansa, who later took a different path and founded FICA (the International Capoeira Angola Foundation). This video shows the two of them playing together in GCAP's space in Salvador.
The corridos are:
-Tim Tim Tim La Vai Viola
-Tanto Mar, Tanta Mare', p'ra que na lagoa tanto jacare?
Mestre Jurandir was among the original students of Mestre Moraes' at the founding of GCAP. Here he is playing with Mestre Cobra Mansa.
In the video, they sing these three corridos:
-Sai Sai Catarina
-A bananeira caiu
-A onça morreu, o mato e meu
Mestre Silvinho is a student of Mestre Jurandir, and our immediate mentor. See if you notice the subtle moments of danger in this game
The corrido is sung very beautifully, and it goes: -Angolinha, Angola