2016 Happy New Year from Mestre Val

Happy New Year 2016 from Mestre Val Boa Morte

In 2015 I prayed to God almost everyday to give me signals for me to make the right decisions, I prayed to a God every day for my Children, for my Family, for my Friends and for Humanity. God knows the truth, only God know what we all being through, God is the one who made as all and have all the plans for Us all, lets him decide. Lets put our faith on him, I have done that already and he begun to connect with me. I only have God, my Friends, my Family to be thankful and surely my beautiful and beloved mother ‘Dona Cleuza’ who is always by my side.

Its already 2016, lets us all join this force together.

That’s what I wish for you this year because you are special!

PEACE

COURAGE

HARMONY

HEALTH

HAPPINESS

LOVE

FAITH

LIGHT

PROSPERITY

Let us learn from all our mistakes so that God gives us a lot of strength, health, a chance to do what must be done, correct what was done wrong, for us to be friends, companions, understanding, mother, father, daughter, son, wife, husband.

Edval Santos

Mestre Val Boa Morte 1-1-2016

 

Em 2015 eu orei a Deus quase todos os dias para me dar sinais para eu tomar as decisões corretas, eu orei a Deus todos os dias pelos os meus filhos, pela minha família, pelo meus amigos e pela a humanidade. Só Deus sabe da pura verdade, só Deus sabe o que todos nós passamos e estamos por passar, Deus é o nosso criador e quem tem todos os planos para todos nós, deixemos ele decidir. Vamos colocar a nossa fé nele seja ele qual for, eu tenho feito isso e ele já começou a se conectar comigo, eu só tenho a Deus, meus amigos e a minha família a agradecer e com certeza a minha linda e querida mãe ‘ Dona Cleuza ‘ que está sempre ao meu lado.

Já é 2016, vamos todos unir essa forca juntos.

É o que eu desejo para você este ano, porque você é especial!

PAZ

CORAGEM

HARMONIA

SAÚDE

ALEGRIA

AMOR

LUZ

PROSPERIDADE

Vamos aprender com todos os nossos erros para que Deus nos der muita força, saúde , a chance de fazer o que deve ser feito, corrigir o que foi feito de errado, para que sejamos amigos, companheiros, compreensivos, mãe, pai, filha, filho, esposa, marido.

Edval Santos

Mestre Val Boa Morte 01/01/2016

Voce nao sabe o valor da Capoeira Tem by Mestre Val & Thalia Boa Morte

Me and Thalia singing

Voce no sabe o valor que a Capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEla tem valor demais, Ê se segura rapazVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEla tem valor demais, Ê se segura rapazVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temUm dia a capoeira ela lhe ajudouTirou você da miséria lhe transformouOs seus amigos jamais , nenhum deles foram capazDe te dar ajuda na vida quando precisouTu não sabe o valorVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEla tem valor demais, Ê se segura rapazVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temUm dia um grande amigo ele me disse assimVamos jogar capoeira , vamos lá brincarMuita gente conheci , ai foi que eu entendiQue a capoeira ela veio pra me ajudarTu não sabe o valorVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEla tem valor demais, Ê se segura rapazVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temHoje eu lembro de um mundo em que um dia passeiTudo na vida parceiro a primeira vezAgradeço ao bom SenhorA capoeira me ajudouEla me fez ser na vida hoje quem eu souTu não sabe o valorVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEla tem valor demais, Ê se segura rapazVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEu falo da capoeira com muita emoçãoMexe com meu corpo todo com meu coraçãoSe é pra falar de amor ,ela que me conquistouEla me botou nos braços e me tirou do chãoTu ao sabe o valorVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira temEla tem valor demais, Ê se segura rapazVocê não sabe o valor que a capoeira tem

Posted by Mestre Val Boa Morte on Monday, November 2, 2015

Mestre of the month

Mestre Leopoldina

‘Dermeval Lopes de Lacerda’

(Dec 2nd 1933 – Oct 17th 2007)

Mestre Leopoldina passed away at the age of 74 in Sao Paulo Brazil.

Leopoldina’s live story starts less prosperous in Rio de Janeiro though. He didn’t grow up with his own mother and therefore he was often beaten and neglected. At a certain age he decided to leave his home. He slept in train wagons and made living selling sweets at public places. He started to make up rhymes to enhance his selling and also started to sell in the trains. People say he was nicknamed after one of Rio’s train stations, but he states that his nickname was after a locomotive he used to imitate. Having lived like this for a while Leopoldina heard of a place were street children were sheltered and fed. This made the struggle a bit easier.

Somewhere in 1952 or ’53 at the age of nineteen was the first time Leopoldina encountered Capoeira. He saw a guy named ‘Quinzinho’ leaping from left to right, standing on his feet and next on his hands. Leopoldina thought:’ Wow, I want to learn that stuff’. In order to do so he had to get nearer to his only example (Capoeira had been prohibited till that time and was therefore nearly absent in public live). This guy Quinzinho was a ‘malandro’ (as in criminal). Just a month before him being released from five years of imprisonment, Leopoldina started to go to the bars frequented by Quinzinho and offered him beers.

One of those occasions all of a sudden Quinzinho grasped Leopoldina’s hat challenging him to a fight. Leopoldina had a reputation as a street fighter to live up to. But at every move he made, Quinzinho easily leaped away. Finally Leopoldina had to give up. He was scared, but knew he had to come up with something. He left for the place where he hid his knife. On his way someone, seeing how upset Leopoldina was, stopped him to find out what was going on. Explaining him, Leopoldina spotted the boy to whom Quinzinho had given the hat, still wearing it. Leopoldina took it back and used other routes for a while. One day he was waiting at the final stop for the bus to come. When it arrived, first six of Quinzinho’s friends and finally Quinzinho himself came out.
When Quinzinho saw that all of his friends were happy to see Leopoldina again, he smiled and accepted him as part of the group. Now Leopoldina felt confident to reveal his wish to learn Capoeira. The first morning he arrived at Quinzinho’s house in a Favela, Quinzinho had already left. But from the next day on he came every day at seven to train with Quinzinho at the front of his house. Quinzinho would show him a movement and ask him to imitate it. Quinzinho didn’t use any names for the  movements.
After three or four months they could play together and Leopoldina was joining in Quinzinho’s fame, because he was the only one that could play with him. One day the two came across someone who could also play. This guy was called ‘Juvenil’. He invited Leopoldina to come play a little. When Juvenil struck Leopoldina with a ‘meia-lua’, Quinzinho pulled his gun and put it on Juvenil’s head saying: “Don’t do that. You will make him afraid to learn”. One of the other adventures Leopoldina had with Quinzinho was when the latter made him drink a few shots of straight cachaça (sugarcane liquor) before training. It made Leopoldina so sick and dizzy, that he kept easy on the stuff for the rest of his life. Finally Quinzinho got killed in a dispute over a woman. Now Leopoldina had to train by himself. He would do so on a soccer field, very early in the morning: “Otherwise people would say I was some lunatic!”.

The next capoeirista whom Leopoldina met was called Artur Emidio. He was top performer at the Waldemar Santana Academy. The owner of the academy had heard that Leopoldina could play Capoeira and invited him to come see the performance. Leopoldina entered a new world on the day of that performance. At first he even wondered if Artur was gay. Leopoldina was used to the dressing code of the malandros: wearing toe slippers and a scarf around his neck. The people at the academy were of different social standing. Though after Artur had done his solo, Leopoldina knew he had found a better player then Quinzinho. Artur had heard another capoeirista was present and invited him to come and play. Leopoldina made a good impression on Artur, because he invited Leopoldina to come to his lesson. The new contacts Leopoldina made in this group got him a job of which he enjoyed a pension until the day of his death. This is how Capoeira got Mestre Leopoldina ‘out of marginality into society.’

Mestre Leopoldina trained six years with Mestre Artur Emidio.

Mestre Leopoldina is resting in a very special place we all know because he were a very special kid, man, malandro, friend, son, father, brother and Mestre.

‘Onde quer que o Senhor esteja Mestre Leopoldina, a Capoeira e nós seus verdadeiros e nobres amigos sempre estaremos juntos’

Mestre Val Boa Morte

Ganga Zumbí
Mestre Leopoldinha

Alguém me disse
Que pareço Ganga Zumbí
Foi o Rei lá dos Palmares
Outros já me disseram
Que na outra encarnação
Eu era rico, muito rico
Que eu tinha muitas fazendas
E grande canavial
E eu era um bom patrão
Só mulher eu tinha nove
só mulher eu tinha nove
Com idade variada
Mais agora, o que eu tenho?
Nem sequer tenho casa pra morar
e nem dinheiro pra gastar
Mas tenho a Graça Divina
Que é a minha companheira
E esta grande amizade
Dentro do meu coração, camarada…Iê Galo Cantou…
Someone told me
I look like Ganga Zumbí
He was the king in Palmares
Others already told me
That in another incarnation
I was rich, very rich
I had a lot of farms
And a big sugar cane plantation
I was a good boss
Just women I had nineJust women I had nine
Of different ages
But now what do I have?
Not even a house to live in
Nor money to spend
But I have the divine grace
Which is my companionAnd that great friendship
Deep in my heart, comrade

 

Mestre Val says “Happy Childrens Day to all Children of Brazil and the World”

Façam todas as criancas felizes, cuidando-as, dando-lhes muito amor, carinho, respeito e compreensao. Ai sim teremos um futuro promissor.

“Feliz Dias a todas as Criancas do Brasil e do Mundo.”

Make all children happy, caring for them, giving them lots of love, affection, respect and understanding. And than we will have a promising future.

Happy Children Days to all Children of Brazil and the world.

– Mestre Val Boa Morte

13 OCT 2015

 

Celebrate the São Cosme e Sao Damião – SUNDAY 27 SEPT

Presented by: ABRISA

Hi Everyone!

THIS SUNDAY 27th from 1-4 pm we celebrate the São Cosme e Sao Damião day for our children and their families. The twin saints became known for curing people and animals without a charge for their service and became the representative saint for the pharmaceuticals and doctors. During this day, there will be a number of activities and entertainment for children of all backgrounds and age, we’ll also give out lollies as it is the tradition. It is expected that the parents will remain in attendance to supervise their children for the duration of the event.

Capoeira from 2-3pm

(WORKSHOP & LITTLE DEMO) Students must bring Uniform.

ADDRESS:
Sol Green Community Centre
Cnr. Montague and Coventry St, South Melbourne 3205 Melways Ref: 2J/K2 de

by: Mestre Val Boa Morte

 

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Neste evento celebramos o Dia de São Cosme e São Damião para nossas crianças e seus familiares. Os santos gêmeos ficaram conhecidos por curarem pessoas e animais sem cobrar nada pelo serviço e são considerados padroeiros dos farmacêuticos e médicos. Nesse dia, proporcionamos várias atividades e brincadeiras para criancas de todas as comunidades e idades. Também são distribuídas balinhas, como manda a tradição.  E expectative da ABRISA que os pais estarão presente para supervisionar seus filhos.

Mestre Val performs with SistaNative at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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A Message from SistaNative (aka Cantora)

When my Master helps me & is by my side.. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE :) <3

Creative life is a wonderous hectic supernatural storm that rages fulfillment & also wages war on the senses, the Heart and sometimes the community.. To create is to live life to the fullest.

No one person is an island.. my wish is that all beings feel the touch of inspiration to create & manifest something, even one thing and share it in their lifetime – however long or however short <3

Feeling blessed by the enthusiasm, dedication & follow through with Heart-felt, inspired action by my Creative Team <3

<3 The humility, ability to change, creative energy, dedication, inspiration, willpower, improvisational power, changing force, willingness, hard-working, endurance, intelligence, co-operative spirit, accessibility, resilience, sheer musical skill, artistic vision, commitment, sheer beauty & drive of my Capoeira Master is nothing short of sheer brilliance.

He is often embarrassed if you say these things directly to him, but others often don’t see those moments, when he fills a gap, or leaves a silence but is still listening, when he disappears but is still with you.. when he sees your plan, on the floor and all the tools and a big empty space.. when he understands what you intend but he sees that you are too busy to tend to it..

I like to celebrate those people & those acts of extreme kindness.. who do those things in the crevices of realistic time gone wild with flow.. there is a fortune to be experienced in service of self through service to others :)

I feel that most people experience this.. we are rarely celebrated absolutely for the small invisible tasks of doing & sometimes not-doing, for others.

The best things in life are intangible: love, humour, honesty, trust, leadership, enthusiasm, beauty, cleverness, etc..

I cannot count the infinite ways that Creative life reminds me of the grand organised design of all things – when Love & inspiration is present, living is truly a Divine experience.

#BrandNiU – YOU ARE HERE [portality40]
Art installation at MCA ARTBAR #MCAARTBAR
(photo by: KoCo Carey​)

#BrandNiU – YOU ARE HERE [portality40] – Artwork set intallation 25/9/15 MCA Museum Contemporary Art – Sydney

 

 

The Sunset.. Mestre Val reflects..

The sunset…
While the sun was hiding
The night came us Capoeiristas we get another night of busking on the streets until late from Barra Beach to Pituba Beach.
We were Filhos da Bahia Capoeira Group fighting, playing, running and surviving. Axe for everyone who went through those experiences with me ….. Edilney Ribeiro, Gugu, Nando De Oliveira Goncalves, Edson Santos, Mestre Nei Boa Morte, Edi-Carlos Jorge Boa Morte, and many others. Thanks to all of you first and foremost to God and my Parents.

O por do sol…
Enquanto o sol ia se escondendo
A noite chegava e nos Capoeiristas nos preparávamos para mais uma noite de show de rua que ia ate madrugada adentro desde a Barra ate a Pituba.
Eramos nos os Filhos da Bahia lutando, brincando, correndo e sobrevivendo.
Axe para todos que passaram por essas experiências juntamente comigo….. Edilney Ribeiro, Gugu Capoeira Feliz da Vida, Nando Goncalves De Oliveira, Edson Santos e muitos outros. Obrigado a todos voces e em primeiro lugar a Deus e aos meus Pais.

Mestre Val remembers…

Filhos da Bahia!
From the Streets of Brazil to the Broadway and the Stages and Streets of 57 Countries. My first overseas Trip happened in 1984 when I was only 16 Years old when We went to Angola with my Dancer Master Luiz Badaro and the first time I step on the street as a busker was when I was 18 in Rio de janeiro in Carioca Street with my Street Performer Master Lencinho, so on it never stopped thanks to those great influences. The first Trip I went from Bahia my State was in 1983 to Sao Paulo and I was only 15. So many great Memories, please you can visit my albums called ‘Old pics from the Street & around the World Performances’. I arrived in Australia in November 10th 1992 and since them I have experienced all of that much more, Thanks God, my family, my Master Alfredo Duarte Borges Neto my friends and the Australia Community for Support me and my Culture.
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Desde as ruas do Brasil para a Broadway e os Palcos e Ruas de 57 países.
A minha primeira viagem ao exterior aconteceu em 1984, quando eu tinha apenas 16 anos, Fomos para Angola com o meu Mestre de Danca Badaró, e a primeira vez que eu me apresentei como artista de Rua foi quando eu tinha 18 anos no Rio de Janeiro Praca da Carioca com o Mestre Lencinho que da Rua foi o meu Mestre, assim por diante eu nunca parei graças a essas grandes influências . A primeira viagem que eu fiz fora do meu Estado Bahia foi em 1983 para São Paulo e eu tinha apenas 15. Então, muitas grandes e boas memórias, se queres você pode visitar os meus álbuns chamados ‘Old pics from the Street & around the World Performances’. Cheguei na Austrália, no dia 10 de novembro de 1992 e desde então eu tenho experimentado tudo isso e muito mais, graças a Deus, minha família, meus amigos e a comunidade da Austrália. Obrigado Australia por apoiar a min, minha família e a nossa Cultura.
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