Tag Archive: interviews

Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Preguiça

Source: Revista Capoeira Translated into English by Shayna McHugh Waldenkolk Oliveira, known as mestre Preguiça, was born in Sítio do Mato in Bahia, Brazil. It was June of 1947. His mother died when he was only seven years old, and he was left alone to face the world about which he knew so little. Three …

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Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Burguês

Source: Mestre Burguês website Translated into English by Shayna McHugh Tell us about the work of Grupo Muzenza inside and outside Brazil. Grupo Muzenza has grown, especially in poor schools and communities. We’re working to support the true mestres. We’ve also grown a lot outside Brazil, aiming to integrate capoeira into schools in Portugual, Spain, and …

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Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Squisito

Source: InfoCapoeira Translated into English by Shayna McHugh  Mestre Squisito was born in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais on March 11, 1953. His first contact with capoeira occurred around 1968 in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, where he met a capoeirista at school. He really established himself in capoeira in Brasília in 1974, in the Academia …

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Oct 27 2011

Q & A with Mestres Nenel and Burguês

Translation into English: Shayna McHugh Source: Praticando Capoeira What were the main discharacterizations suffered by capoeira regional with the passage of time? Should the capoeira practiced today be called “regional”? Mestre Nenel: Since the term “capoeira regional” is understood to mean Mestre Bimba’s teaching methods and traditions, it’s possible to say that capoeira regional became extinct …

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Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Itapoãn

Translation into English: Shayna McHugh Source: Revista União Capoeira. Ano 3, n. 6 – May 2006 What do you think of capoeira today? Today’s capoeira is different from the capoeira of the past because of the players’ physical fitness. People are in much better shape than they used to be. For example, in the past …

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Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Camisa

Interview with Revista Capoeira Translated into English by Shayna McHugh When the subject at hand is Capoeira, he exudes enthusiasm, energy, knowledge, force of will, determination, and much more. This man is Mestre Camisa, the President and Founder of ABADÁ Capoeira. Tell us a bit about where you were born, Mestre. My day-to-day life on …

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Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Cafuné

Source: Revista União Capoeira, Ano 3, n. 6 – May 2006 Translation into English: Shayna McHugh Mestre Cafuné, what was your first contact with capoeira? Like every Bahian, my first contact with capoeira was in the street festivals that my parents took me to watch ever since I was a young boy. I always tried …

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Oct 26 2011

Interview with Mestra Cigana

Source: Praticando Capoeira, ano 01, n.04 Translated into English by Shayna McHugh The first woman to become a capoeira mestre in Brazil, and the current president of the Rio de Janeiro Capoeira Federation, speaks about the difficulties she had to overcome to reach her goals. Fatima Colombiana (43) was born in Rio de Janeiro and …

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