He thus demonstrated capoeira not only to the Brazilian presidents Vargas and Kubitchek , but also to Eisenhower and ... 1975.106 Subsequently both participated in a range of other productions , such as The Capoeiras of Bahia ( 1979 ) .

Author: Matthias Röhrig Assunção

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714650315

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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Capoeira: The History of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art explores capoeira as a field of confrontation where different struggles that divide Brazilian society are played out. It contains a first English language scholarly account of capoeira's early history and development to the present day.

The Hidden History of Capoeira

Brasília: editôra Universidade de Brasília, 1985. Moura, Jair. “Bimba, a lendária figura do mestre na luta/dança capoeira.” Tribuna da Bahia, 5 Mar. 1975. ———. “Bimba, mestre dos mestres no jogo da capoeira.” A Tarde, 15 apr. 1967. ———.

Author: Maya Talmon-Chvaicer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773585

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 249

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Capoeira, a Brazilian battle dance and national sport, has become popular all over the world. First brought to Brazil by African slaves and first documented in the late eighteenth century, capoeira has undergone many transformations as it has diffused throughout Brazilian society and beyond, taking on a multiplicity of meanings for those who participate in it and for the societies in which it is practiced. In this book, Maya Talmon-Chvaicer combines cultural history with anthropological research to offer an in-depth study of the development and meaning of capoeira, starting with the African cultures in which it originated and continuing up to the present day. Using a wealth of primary sources, Talmon-Chvaicer analyzes the outlooks on life, symbols, and rituals of the three major cultures that inspired capoeira—the Congolese (the historic area known today as Congo-Angola), the Yoruban, and the Catholic Portuguese cultures. As she traces the evolution of capoeira through successive historical eras, Talmon-Chvaicer maintains a dual perspective, depicting capoeira as it was experienced, observed, and understood by both Europeans and Africans, as well as by their descendants. This dual perspective uncovers many covert aspects of capoeira that have been repressed by the dominant Brazilian culture. This rich study reclaims the African origins and meanings of capoeira, while also acknowledging the many ways in which Catholic-Christian culture has contributed to it. The book will be fascinating reading not only for scholars but also for capoeira participants who may not know the deeper spiritual meanings of the customs, amulets, and rituals of this jogo da vida, "game of life."


Muzenza produces its own CDs and also seems well represented in capoeira magazines with CDs as attached freebies distributed to magazine vendors all over Brazil . Mestre Traira : Capoeira da Bahia , featuring Mestres Traira and Cobrinha ...

Author: Gerard Taylor

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583941835

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

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Capoeira evolved as a Brazilian martial art developed initially by that country’s African slaves. Marked by deft, deceptive movements played on the ground or completely inverted, the form started gaining worldwide popularity in the early 20th century, when this second volume of Gerard Taylor’s wide-ranging history begins. The book opens with a study of the capoeira “Bamba,” Mestre Bimba, who became renowned as a fighting champion in Bahia and opened the first legal academy during the dictatorship of Getulio Vargas. Taylor investigates the dramatic development of the schism that resulted in the competing styles of Regional and Angola. Moving into contemporary capoeira, the author provides an overview of new trends, such as international encounters, long distance “mail-order mestres,” mass membership capoeira associations, cyber-capoeira, and grading systems. The book features the wisdom of a number of important mestres recounting their experiences teaching capoeira professionally around the world. In frank, inspiring interviews they talk about the highs and lows of the capoeira life, and how its lessons can enrich people’s lives. Photographs, illustrations, and an extensive glossary of terms illuminate the complex history of this fighting art.

The Little Capoeira Book Revised Edition

Capoeira Angola. Salvador: /s.n./1964. QUERINO, M.R. A capoeira, Bahia de outrora. Salvador: Ed. Progresso, I955. REGO, W. Capoeira Angola, Salvador: Ed. Itapoan, 1968. REIS, Leticia V.S. O mundo de permas para o ar.

Author: Nestor Capoeira

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583941980

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace of dance with lethal self-defense techniques in a unique game-song structure. He discusses some of the most famous capoeristas and their influence on the art. In addition, he describes how the two major branches of capoeira (Angola and Regional) came about and the differences between them. The Little Capoeira Book’s clear descriptions of the game, or jogo, explain the actual application of capoeira, vaguely similar to sparring but very different in purpose and style. The music of capoeira, which is played during all jogo, is also examined, along with its main instrument, the berimbau. The author includes a how-to guide with photographs showing basic moves for beginners, with offensive and defensive applications for simple kicks, takedowns, advanced kicks and movements, head butts, hand strikes, and knee and elbow strikes. Each technique is vividly depicted with drawings that are easy to understand and learn from, and mestre capoeira includes an explanation of both Angola and Regional versions.

Diversity equity and inclusion in sport and leisure

Marketing strategy three: presenting Brazilian/Bahian capoeira As Bahia – especially the city of Salvador – was the cradle of many famous mestres and the scene for several legendary capoeira rodas in the twentieth century, ...

Author: Katherine Dashper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317751403


Page: 209

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Despite the mythology of sport bringing people together and encouraging everyone to work collectively to success, modern sport remains a site of exclusionary practices that operate on a number of levels. Although sports participation is, in some cases at least, becoming more open and meritocratic, at the management level it remains very homogenous; dominated by western, white, middle-aged, able-bodied men. This has implications both for how sport develops and how it is experienced by different participant groups, across all levels. Critical studies of sport have revealed that, rather than being a passive mechanism and merely reflecting inequality, sport, via social agents’ interactions with sporting spaces, is actively involved in producing, reproducing, sustaining and indeed, resisting, various manifestations of inequality. The experiences of marginalised groups can act as a resource for explaining contemporary political struggles over what sport means, how it should be played (and by whom), and its place within wider society. Central to this collection is the argument that the dynamics of cultural identities are contextually contingent; influenced heavily by time and place and the extent to which they are embedded in the culture of their geographic location. They also come to function differently within certain sites and institutions; be it in one’s everyday routine or leisure pursuits, such as sport. Among the themes and issues explored by the contributors to this volume are: social inclusion and exclusion in relation to class, ‘race’ and ethnicity, gender and sexuality; social identities and authenticity; social policy, deviance and fandom. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Capoeira Mobility and Tourism

Capoeira sem Mestre. Rio de Janeiro: editorial Ediouro. Cruz, Jose Luís Oliveira (Mestre Bola Sete). 1989. A Capoeira Angola na Bahia. Salvador, Bahia: Empresa Gráfica da Bahia. ———. 2006. Histórias e Estórias da Capoeiragem.

Author: Sergio González Varela

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498570336

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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In Capoeira, Mobility, and Tourism: Preserving an Afro-Brazilian Tradition in a Globalized World, Sergio González Varela examines the mobility of capoeira leaders and practitioners. He analyzes their motivations and spirituality as well as their ability to reconfigure social practices.


There are always capoeira touts around the Pelourinho and the Mercado Modelo performing often inferior shows for tourists and charging for photos. Some now tout lessons too. For the real McCoy head for one of the capoeira schools where ...

Author: Alex Robinson

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841623290

Category: Travel

Page: 266

View: 283


When Brazilians are far from home they dream of Bahia - of its powder-fine beaches and reef-ringed islands; of waterfalls in the Diamond mountains of the arid sertão, of cobbled streets and pastel-painted houses in Salvador. They long for capoeira and the rich spicy smell of Bahian cooking; the rhythms of axé and the colour of the world's largest carnival. "Você tem que ir." they say. "You must go." Bradt's Bahia shows the way to the World Heritage sites of Salvador (which has the largest collection of colonial baroque in the world) and the Discovery Coast rainforests; to the best of the beaches around the resorts of Itacaré, Porto Seguro and Trancoso; and beyond to the unspoilt island of Boipeba; the northern Linha Verde near Mangue Seco; and the little-explored coast of Sergipe and Alagoas states to Bahia's north.

Capoeira a Brazilian Art Form

São Paulo ) , 53 Capoeira , jogo de capoeira , capoeiragem -capoeira angola , 2 , 37 ; -capoeira essence , 3 , 11 , 156 , 157 ... 38 Capoeira Bahia ( School of Mestre Acordeon in Oakland , California ) , 58 Capoeira class , 154 Capoeira ...

Author: Bira Almeida


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110811002

Category: Blacks

Page: 181

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Where to Learn More About Capoeira Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande , Inc. Mestre João Grande 69 West 14th ... DC 20011 ( 800 ) 920-3277 Web site : http : // Capoeira Bahia Mestre Acordeon ...

Author: Jane Atwood

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823918599

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 595


Traces the roots and history of the martial art which was developed by Brazilian slaves and combines dance, play, ritual, and self-defense.

Salvador Bahia Footprint Focus Guide

Forte de Santo Antônio Alem do Carmo, T071-3117 1488, www.fortesantantonio. Has a number ofschools teaching capoeira, usually in the evenings. They include Pele da Bahia,T071-3387 6485, www.mestrepeledabahia.blogspot. com, ...

Author: Alex Robinson

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781909268869

Category: Travel

Page: 112

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Relax on one of Salvador’s white-sand beaches and you will see the art ballet of capoeira, smell the rich spicy cooking of Bahia, and get the unmistakable feeling that you are in African Brazil. The homeland of Brazil’s African heritage is like nowhere else in Brazil: carnivals sway to the rhythms of the drum troupe orchestras while churches are decorated with statues of black saints. Footprint Focus Bahia & Salvador will take you from the cultural capital Salvador, along Bahia’s beautiful coast, stopping off at an assortment of laid-back little towns and hedonistic party-cities on the way. Includes practical advice on getting to and around the region plus fascinating insights into the area’s culture and history. • Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around. • Highlights maps of the region so you know what not to miss. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and party. • Detailed street maps for Salvador and other key towns. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprint Focus guide will help you get the most out of Bahia and Salvador without weighing you down.The content of Footprint Focus Bahia & Salvador guide has been extracted from Footprint’s Brazil Handbook.