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Oct 27 2011

Mestre Bimba’s life and work

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Translation by Shayna McHugh Source: http://ibahia.globo.com/sosevenabahia/bimba.asp (01/06/2004) Did you know that the Capoeira so often seen on Salvador’s street corners was once a crime prohibited by the Penal Code of the Republic? This occurred between the years of 1890 and 1937, when any capoeira exercises whatsoever in the street could be punished with up to …

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