Archive | December, 2007

SOUL CAPOEIRA CAMP 2006

highlight reel of our Capoeira Camp 2006 [...more]

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The Sabia

A Story from Mestre Orelha a couple of days ago I was having a conversation with a guy who is one of the graduated students of mestre bamba.  We were conversing about many things ranging from the politics of capoeira to famous capoeiristas.  One of the things that struck me in the conversation was a […] [...more]

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Batizado and Troca de cordas 2004 pt 2

The Batizado contd We all hesitate at first, not knowing exactly how to take it and then we all dive in, the beat of the berimbau buzzing at our feet.  We all begin to play as if we had fire at our feet, tearing around the roda, fighting our nerves trying to think trying to […] [...more]

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CAPOEIRA ANGOLA- An Overview

CAPOEIRA ANGOLA:BERIMBAU TOQUES (RHYTHMS):ANGOLA, SÃO BENTO PEQUENO, SÃO BENTO GRANDE, IUNA, CAVALARIA, BANGUELA, JOGO DE DENTRO, AMAZONAS [...more]

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CAPOEIRA REGIONAL-A Basic Overview

CAPOEIRA REGIONAL TRADICIONAL:TOQUES (BERIMBAU RHYTHMS): SÃO BENTO GRANDE (DE BIMBA/DO REGIONAL), IUNA, BANGUELA, CAVALARIA, SANTA MARIA, IDALINHA, AMAZONAS [...more]

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The Associacao de Capoeira Mestre Bimba, ACMB

Roda at Mestre Bimba’s Academy Some highlights from a Roda at the ACMB in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 2005  [...more]

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Soul Capoeira 2007

SOUL CAPOEIRA RODAS Some of The highlights from a couple of the rodas this year. [...more]

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Preparing for the Batizado 2004

A Dream… about four or five years ago… I flew across these beautiful mountains, lush with vegatation and amazing rock formations, I flew this way and that, riding on the winds gentle wings, breathing the freshness of the air.  I slid above the river through well formed rock pools.  I followed its infinite sound in […] [...more]

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Batizado and Troca de cordas 2004 pt 1

The Red Cordao The world went wonky as I tried to stand up properly, face stinging the taste of blood filling my mouth.I awake to my alarm clock telling me impatiently it was time.  I laid in bed for a few minutes, wide awake, still as a lake on a full moon.  I knew that […] [...more]

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Capoeira Regional Rhythms- Iuna

The berimbau Rhythm-Iuna This Rhythm has been explained to me in many different ways by many teachers, and with various meanings.However, I am just going to say that in capoeira regional (in angola it is different), they use this for the jogo dos mestres e professores. [...more]

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