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Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game


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Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial artists. The author discusses capoeira's evolution from Brazilian street play into a way of life. The philosophy of capoeira, and the practical and spiritual benefits of this ...

Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game 2002, Blue Snake Books, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781556434044

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