The Grace of Capoeira


When I first saw this post, it immediately had me singing Sergio Mendes:

Vem Magalenha rojo, traz a lenha pro fogo, vem fazer armao
Hoje um dia de sol, alegria de coi, curtir o verao..

ye ye ye ye ye

But alas it was a post where Capoeira is covered as follows:

The Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art with dance-like acrobatic movements that are combined with music and song. It is originates from the arrival of slaves in Brazil from Africa during the Portuguese colonization in the 16th century; it was forbidden to them to be trained for fights so the slaves camouflaged their practices behind the song, the music and the movements of dance.


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