I have always liked Martinho da Vila’s voice. That is not why I am posting this video, though — it is because of a strophe in this samba:
“Na minha casa ninguém liga p’ra intriga
Todo mundo xinga, todo mundo briga.”
“At my house nobody goes in for intrigue, we all just swear and fight.”
I remember this samba because of my main department, in which everyone goes in for intrigue and nobody is willing to state an opinion in public.
I would prefer an outright brawl to the tensions the others seem to enjoy so. But let’s get back to Martinho da Vila’s song.
“Na minha casa todo mundo é bamba,
Todo mundo bebe, todo mundo samba.”
“At my house everyone is bamba, everyone drinks and dances the samba.”
Bamba means: crazy-legged like a samba dancer; a tough guy; a capoeirista; an expert at physical and verbal sparring.