Batucada and Capoeira are two musical styles from Brasil. Batucada comes from the Samba Schools of the South and Capoeira is a martial art originating from Bahia in the North of Brasil. The music that accompanies Capoeira is played on the Berimbau and drums. The Berimbau is a long stringed instrument that is played with a small stick. The most famous musician associated with this instrument is Airto Moreira. This CD features a number of famous Berimbau players from Brasil including the most famous Capoeira master of them all Mestre Bimba with two tracks recorded in Salvador in 1969. The Samba Schools of Rio are made up of hundreds of singers, dancers and drummers. The music and songs they make are called Samba. When just the drummers play, the music is called Batucada. This is what you have on this CD : Some of the heaviest Batucadas ever to come out of Brasil! Mainly taken from the early seventies and featuring the most famous Samba Schools such as Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel and Portela all these Batucadas have been known to fill dancefloors around the world.