O ENCANTO DO GANTOIS
THE ENCHANTMENT OF THE
GANTOIS
(Beth Carvalho)

The Axé* of the Afoxe*
Comes from Menininha,* oh, oh
Comes from Menininha, oh, oh
Comes from Menininha, oh, oh

In its aiyé rhythm
In the beat of the agogô
I go, I go, I go, I go, I go
repeat

In every place there is a song
But not every song is a place
Because of this I sing so
The enchantment of your Gantois*
I contemplate your temple, Bahia
Of all the saints there are
You will always be Menininha
Oh, my mother cradle me

Come my mother Menininha
Come my mother cradle me
repeat 3x

repeat entire song

repeat last line 10x

Hail, the Gantois!