9th track of the album Soulfly (1998)
Sung by Max Cavalera, Jackson Bandeira, Marcelo Dias, Roy Mayorga, Gilmar Bolla Oito, Jorge Du Peixe, Chuck Johnson, Eric Bobo, Los Hooligans, Mario Caldato Jr., Paul Booth, Ross Robinson
Duration 4:46
Genre(s) Nu metal, groove metal
Written by Jorge Ben Jor
Produced by Ross Robinson, Mario Caldato Jr.
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Released on May 5, 1998
Record label Roadrunner

"Umbabarauma" is a song included on the self-titled album Soulfly. This is the second single released by the band. This song was originally recorded by the Brazilian samba rock group Jorge Ben for their album África Brasil in the mid-1970's. This is one of two songs on the album where backing vocals were performed by numerous members, mostly session musicians.

The song is unique relative to other Soulfly songs as it features classical grooves overlaid with 1970's style of hard rock riffs. This song speaks about Umbabarauma, an African-Brazilian soccer player in the distant past. The lyrics were written and sung in Portuguese.

Lyrics Edit

Um, dois, tres, quatro...

Umbabarauma homen gol
Umbabarauma homen gol

Joga bola joga bola jogador
Joga bola quero jogar bola jogador
Pula, pula, cai, levanta, sobe e desce
Corre, chuta, abre espaco, vibra e agradece
Olha que a cidade toda ficou vazia
Nessa tarde bonita pra te ver jogar

Joga bola jogador
Joga bola corocondo
Favela Pelada Favela Pelada
Futebol Futebol Futebol Futebol...

  • Eis ai a historia de Umbabarauma

Um ponta de lanca Africano
Um ponta de lanca decidido

Videos Edit

Soulfly - Umbabarauma

Soulfly - Umbabarauma

Soulfly - Umbabarauma (Live @ Montreux Jazz Festival 2002)

Soulfly - Umbabarauma (Live @ Montreux Jazz Festival 2002)

More videos of this song

Personnel Edit


Guest/session musicians



Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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