Ladainhas and Quadras

The roda commences with the Ladainha (littany), a solo often sung by the most senior member present, usually the one playing lead Berimbau.
These songs may be improvised on the spot, but are most often chosen from a canon of extant ladainhas. The ladainha varies in from as little as two lines, to 20 or more. Topics for this song type include moral lessons, stories, history, mythology, can be topical for a particular occasion as well as pure poetry, and almost always metaphorical.(Wikipedia)

In the Capoeira Regional the Ladahina called Quadra

Songs marked with (EN) are translated to english

You can find more translated Ladainhas and Quadras in our Mestres – Music by Compositor page

Ladainhas and Quadras Songs: