Saturday, 10 March 2012

Capoeira





     I couldn’t decide which of these two videos on Capoeira to post. They’re both indicative of the beauty and power of this great martial art from Brazil.  So I decided to post both of them.

     What fascinates me about Capoeira is that music and folkloric dance are combined with very effective self defense.

     Capoeira is about RESISTANCE…and CELEBRATION. Resistance against the slave masters who attempted to crush a kidnapped African population beneath the weight of institutional violence. And celebration of a unique culture that reaches back to its early African roots.

     I find these videos a joy to watch. They remind me of the resiliency and the strength of those who refuse to be subjugated!

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