In Capoeira Regional, you will be familiar with a different way of starting the roda. Mestre Bimba always opened his rodas with a “quadra”. These were originally songs composed of just 4 verses, hence the name. There are now many quadras with more verses, but they are always in multiples of 4 – 8, 12 etc. The quadra is accompanied by the charanga (1 berimbau and 2 pandeiros, the traditional Regional bateria) playing São Bento Grande de Regional.