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Oct 26 2011

Capoeira and Mandingas Part II – Mestre Cobrinha Verde (1921-1983)

For Part 1 of this text, click here. Many thanks to Contra-Mestre Perere for making this text available for translation! [Phrases in italics and brackets are my added notes on the translation – Shayna McHugh] It was Besouro himself, my mestre, who gave me my nickname Cobrinha Verde (little green snake) because I was very …

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Oct 26 2011

Capoeira and Mandingas – Mestre Cobrinha Verde (1921-1983)

If the facts in this book did not occur as Cobrinha Verde tells them… too bad for the facts. Brief Introduction by Marcelino dos Santos (Mestre Mau) I was born in Santo Amaro da Purificação, and I met Cobrinha here in Salvador. Knowing that he was one of the best capoeira mestres in Bahia, I …

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