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Capoeira is a Brazilian type of martial art that combines elements of fight, dance and music. It was developed in Brazil by African slaves. www.capoeira.bz Mestre Acordeon - Capoeira
Some historians believe that slaves practiced Capoeira as a fight, but made it look like a dance so it would not make the slave owners uncomfortable.
Check out this awesome Capoeira video www.youtube.com Capoeiristas Olivier Cauzinille (Bicudinho) & Isaak Lartey from the group Senzala de Santos. I don't own this video, I found it at www.d1autremonde.com. The ...
Music is a very important part of Capoeira. The instruments used are Berimbau, Pandeiro, Atabaque, Agogô, and Reco-reco. www.capoeirabcv.com
The word capoeira probably comes from the Tupi language. The Tupi people were one of the main ethnic groups of Brazilian indigenous people. In English capoeira it is pronounced cap-oh-ay-ra.
Capoeira is more than a sport, more than a dance. It is a life-changing community and cultural experience. Read this beautiful testimonial. streetsmartbrazil.com --> Olivia Shetler As a child, I used to be rather awful at sports; I had a hard time understanding certain rules and methodology and I found using tools in physical activities to be cumbersome. For a while, I thought I would give up on organized team sports and instead relegate my time to other studies. It wasn’t until I discovered capoeira that I found a sport I could truly fall in love with, and it isn’t necessarily because of its style, but also because of its community, and the dedication that unites so many people from various backgrounds.
Learn a Capoeira song! www.youtube.com Full lyrics at http://capoeirascience.com/capoeira%20music/song/meu%20patua%20meu%20pai in English and Portuguese. Learn the lyrics to Meu Patua with Contra ...
Capoeira wasn’t always a popular activity. At one point in the Brazilian history it could get you in prison. streetsmartbrazil.com (Source, click to see more visual references) Between 1890, after the proclamation of the Republic of Brazil, and the final years of the 1920's, capoeira references could be found, not in cultural literature of the time, but in the Penal Code of the Republic. The name capoeira itself became a pejorative term applied to vagrants, thieves and undesirables, but let's return to this theme later while we take a look at the possible etymologies of the word.
We use the verb Jogar = to play to say “to do capoeira”: Jogar capoeira. Você joga capoeira?
Capoeira is practiced in a circle of people. The circle is a universal symbol for inclusion, wholeness, focus, unity. We call the capoeira circle Roda de Capoeira. In Brazil it is common to see Rodas de Capoeira at the beach, in the parks, or on the streets. www.youtube.com Roda de Rua 3 Trailer - The music is Rock Capoeira and available as an MP3 Download at the VirtualCapoeira media store.
Enjoy Capoeira at the beach. Warning: Do not try this at home! www.youtube.com Go to http://www.capoeirascience.com to download and keep this video clip for free. Banzay's 2004 Muidinho Capoeira Showreel. Banzay is an expert at the intr...
Another great Capoeira video! www.youtube.com Small Capoeira demonstration with students of our group. I know that the toques don't fit ;-) Demonstracão de Capoeira com alunos do nosso grupo. Eu sei que ...
Learning Portuguese is important for a Capoeirista (this is how we call those who practice Capoeira). streetsmartbrazil.com Learn Brazilian Portuguese from anywhere with friendly and professional instructors. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of lessons via webcam.