Preta Calunga

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Preta Calunga



Song Lyrics


History and sentiment behind song

During the Afro-Brazilian festival dance of Maracatu, a calunga, a doll representing tribal deities, is often paraded. It is kept throughout the year in a special place and is only carried by women. This song reminds people of Capoeira’s origin.

Preta: Slang term used to refer to a black female – but as a compliment.


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