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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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Oct 26 2011

Women in Capoeira: Interview with Mestra Janja

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Written by Lilia Benvenuti de Menezes Rosangela Costa Araujo, known as Mestra Janja, is one of the most recognizable figures in the world of capoeira. With a degree in History at the Federal University of Bahia and a doctorate in Education at the University of Sao Paulo, she has dedicated over twenty years of her …

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