Capoeira: The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace

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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 ...

Capoeira: The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace 2007, Blue Snake Books, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781583941836

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