Tag Archive: nenel

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

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

Mestre Bimba’s life and work

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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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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