Tag Archive: itapoan

Oct 27 2011

The movie “Mestre Bimba: A Capoeira Iluminada”

Quotes from the movie: Mestre Bimba had a street capoeira phase. It even reached the point that, having been imprisoned various times, the police chief called him over and wanted to make him the police inspector of the neighborhood where he lived, because that way he would behave and not fight since he was the …

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Oct 27 2011

Lecture on Mestre Bimba and Capoeira Regional

These are my notes from a lecture given by Mestre Itapoan at the Brazilian Capoeira Angola Association in Salvador, on October 25th, 2006. Mestre Itapoan began by saying that no one ever spread lies or rumors about Bimba and Pastinha while they were alive – since they were present to respond; all the talking and …

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Oct 27 2011

Interview with Mestre Itapoãn

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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 26 2011

2009 – A Roda the Size of the World

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Bahia’s capoeira mestres, heirs of the legendary Bimba and Pastinha, circulate among more than 150 countries teaching the game-art. With the participation of Mestres Joao Pequeno, Joao Grande, Acordeon, Itapua, Camisa, Nenel, Curio, Boca Rica, Moraes, Janja, and Sabia. By Tatiana Mendonça Published May 10, 2009 in Revista Muito Translated into English by Shayna McHugh The two …

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