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Oct 28 2011

Mestre Moraes’ Blog

Mestre Moraes is the founder of GCAP (Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho) as well as an English professor and social historian. He was an extremely important part of the revitalization of capoeira angola in the 1980s. On his blog, Mestre Moraes posts song lyrics, thoughts about capoeira, and more. In Portuguese. Some of my favorite …

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Oct 26 2011

2009 – A Roda the Size of the World

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

African Spirituality in the Capoeira Universe

These are my notes from a lecture given by Mestre Moraes at the Brazilian Capoeira Angola Association in Salvador, on October 24th, 2006. Mestre Moraes began by saying that capoeira is not “genuinely Brazilian” – what on earth has Brazil contributed to capoeira? The art is African because its roots come from Africans of various ethnicities; …

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