A Capoeira encyclopaedia concerning all things capoeira. Learn about the art, culture, philosophy, music and practice. Learn the capoeira way of life and move towards better fitness, health, and spiritual transcendence.
15 Basic Capoeira Terms Every Beginner Should Know
If you are here, then it is most probably because you are interested to know more about the intangible cultural heritage known as Capoeira. To be more precise - you want to learn more about the basic capoeira terms that you have probably heard often, but had no idea what they meant.
What Is The Capoeira Batizado Ceremony?
As Capoeira continues to spread around the globe, more and more people grow curious and become interested in the art. Schools sprout in local cities to teach Capoeira both in its traditional and contemporary forms. Everyone knows that Capoeira is a sport that requires a lot of personal discipl
A batizado is an initiation ceremony where students can have the chance to showcase their skills alongside advanced students and mestres in the Capoeira roda within their respective group or association. There is no involvement of any religious acts during a Capoeira Batizado so all members of diffe
By the 16th century, along the outskirt towns of Brazil, sprung a colourful culture from a wild mesh of fighting techniques, acrobatics, music and passion. It seemed like a harmless ritualistic episode but it masks a country's burning desire for liberty from oppression. A statement of passion; an at
Atabaque Musicâ€”the Beat Of Capoeira
Music plays a vital role in the development of capoeira by injecting energy, style and rhythm to the game. Apart from infusing power to the players, it also helps in masking the self-defence techniques developed by them, which they had perfected as a tool against rebellion
Berimbau - A Soul Full Piece Of Musical History.
Music is at the very core of capoeira; as it emerged from very very poor and submissive people, mainly treated as outcasts, it was the beat of the berimbau which imbibed in them togetherness, improved quality of life and most importantly social justice. It gave identity to the game. The berimbau was
Capoeira - A Secret History Of A Freedom Struggle.
The art of capoeira began its development centuries ago. The fusion of african and local settlers, during the colonial period acted as a perfect climate for development of this unique art form. The majority of questions about formation of capoeira still remain unanswered, due to lack of written r
Capoeria And Film
As Capoeira continues to capture the interested hearts of people around the world, we hear and see more and more of it every day. Big thanks to modern media, we get to learn about the beloved art even within the convenience of our homes. We get to witness a game and even feel like weâ€™re part of th
Agogo-The Playful Partner Of Capoeira
This crucial element of capoeira has been perfected by using traditional African instruments which have subsequently been mastered over the centuries. Agogo is such an instrument, which initially originated from the Yoruba tribe of west Africa, and dates back to 5th-century bc. It actually means gon