capoeira ……

capoeira is a martial art, invented by the Angolan slaves, that was disguised as a dance to fool the slave owners. In capoeira, the two contestants never made physical contact. Instead, they taunt each other, usually to music, with deceptive kicks and trip-ups. The hip-swinging body language used by a capoeirista is very similar to samba dancers and Brazilian soccer dribblers.

3 Comments to “capoeira ……”

  1. is the image something you painted? if so (and if not too) i like the light and dark contrast and the use of colors

  2. Sounds fantastic…what a way to keep traditions alive!

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