Capoeira – A Brazilian Art Form –

Bira Almeida – Mestre Acordeon –

– History, Philosophy, and Practice –

“Capoeira weaves fighting, music, dance, prayer, and ritual into an urgent strategy by which people live, struggle, celebrate, and survive together. In this book Bira Almeida – or Mestre Acordeon as he is respectfully called in capoeira circles – documents his own tradition with both the panoramic eye of the historian and the passionate heart of the capoeirista. He transports the reader from the dawn of New World history in Brazil to the streets of twentieth-century Bahia (the spiritual home of capoeira) to the giant urban centers of North America (where capoeira is now spreading in new lineages from the old masters).

This book is filled with tales, visions, techniques, songs, and derivative forms (such as break-dancing, which arose from capoeira as an alternative to gang-fighting on the American East Coast). It is valuable for anyone interested in ethnocultural traditions, martial arts, and music, as well as for those who want to listen to the words of an actual mestre dedicated to preserving his Afro-Brazilian legacy.”





North Atlantic Books



Artikelnummer: 11508 Categorie:
Talen Engels
Landen Brazilië,


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