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The translation into english is right here.
Caetano Veloso no Chico&Caetano 1986
Milagres do povo
by Caetano Veloso
Quem é ateu
Who is atheist
E viu milagres como eu
and saw miracles like I did
Sabe que os deuses sem Deus
knows that the Gods without God
Não cessam de brotar
don't stop sprouting,
Nem cansam de esperar
neither get tired of waiting.
E o coração que é soberano e que é senhor
And the heart that is sovereign and is the Lord
Não cabe na escravidão
doesn't fit in the slavery.
Não cabe no seu não
Doesn't fit in its NO.
Não cabe em si de tanto sim
Doesn't fit in itself of so much YES.
É pura dança e sexo e glória
It is pure dance, sex, and glory,
E paira para além da história
and stays hung beyond History.
Ojúobá ia lá e via
Ojúobá would go there and would see
Xangô manda chamar
Xango ordered to call
The spiritt of Obatalá
Mamãe Oxum chora
Mother Oxum cries
Tears of happiness
Pétala de Iemanjá
Petals of Iemanja
Iansã would go
Ojuobá ia lá e via
Ojuobá would go there and would see
OjuoBahia (Bahia is a state in Brazil)
É no xaréu
It is in shoal
Que brilha a prata luz do céu
That shines the silver light from heaven
E o povo negro entendeu
The african brazilian people understood
Que o grande vencedor/ Se ergue além da dor
that the big winner raises himself beyond of pain,
Tudo chegou sobrevivente num navio
when all survived arrived in a ship.
Quem descobriu o Brasil/Foi o negro que viu/ A crueldade bem de frente e ainda produziu milagres/De fé no extremo Ocidente.
Who discovered Brasil/was the african brazilian who saw cruelty right in front their eyes,/ and still was able to make miracles of faith in the extreme occident.
Ps. Translated by David Bonfim
Africans was brought to Brazil as slaves in 1600. They came with their faith.
Their religion is candomblé (spiritism)
These are some of their saints. (spirits)
Xangô, King of Oyo (Africa) became a guia (spirit) His manifestation is thunder, thunderlighting. He is the son of Obatalá.
Obatalá = Warrior! The high spirit, good spirit below Orogum. Father of Xangô.
Oxum Is the youngest of Xango's wives. It is the spirit of sweet waters.
Iemanjá It is the Goddess of Sea. Wife of Oxalá. She drove Oxala crazy until he got sick of her complaints. She was tired of being slave. When he was sick, Iemanja did some teas that she invented with herbs and she cured Oxala. Today she is the spirit who helps ease the mind.
Iansã (the goddess of war) was wife of Ogum but chose Xango instead.
Obá Warrior. She fought with Ogum. Ogum won the fight and made love with her when she was tired of fighting. Later she chose Xango over Ogum.