Archive | February, 2008

Salto Mortal- The backsault in Capoeira

Capoeira Acrobatics is spontaneous, agile and sometimes mysterious, I remember watching countless amounts of videos, searching the world for new tricks, different movements. The more I have experimented and tried different movements the more I have come to realise three things: [...more]

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SOUL CAPOEIRA DEMO REEL 2006

Soul Capoeira has been in Adelaide, South Australia since 2000. Some come for the acrobatics, some for the martial arts, some come for the brazilian music, whatever the case Soul Capoeira has always tried to give the community an authentic style of Capoeira. These are a few clippings from some rodas and demonstrations that we […] [...more]

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SOUL CAPOEIRA RAINBOW SERPENT 2006

RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL Imagine, 7,000 people partying and frollicking around in the middle of arid bushland and in the midst of it all a capoeira roda. Combine it with a bit of doof doof music, beautiful vibe, wierd and interesting people and an array of visual delights and you have the rainbow serpent festival. Thousands […] [...more]

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CAPOEIRA IN LONDON

MY FIRST CAPOEIRA CLASS IN LONDON 2004 Walking down the street to buy a coffee I was trying to think of how to introduce myself to mestre carlos. I walked up this dirty street of london, filled with run down shops and small delis. It was a beautiful day as the sun was shining few […] [...more]

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The Saints in Capoeira Music

Written by Sarah Bartch Some of the capoeira songs that we sing make references to certain catholic saints. Songs with religious references are often quite obscure and it can be very hard to try to understand the depths of the words especially without any cultural background knowledge. Also, often the meanings are purposely veiled in […] [...more]

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ADAPTING THE GAME OF CAPOEIRA

One of the most beautiful attributes of capoeira is its ability to adapt. It is in the non-committing, loosely phrased, sneaky way of the brazilian culture that glues the game together. [...more]

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MACULELE- AN INTERVIEW WITH MESTRE POPO

MACULELE Here is an interview between Paulino Aloisio Andrade (mestre Popo) and Maria Mutti, 1968. This interview was extracted from a book called MACULELE, which was released in 1977. Mestre Popo passed away on the 16th of september 1969. This interview was undertaken by the Folkloric Group Oxala, from Santo Amaro Da Purificacao. Translated text […] [...more]

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CINTURA DESPREZADA – BALANCA DURADA

MESTRE BIMBA’S ADVANCED SEQUENCES This is a clip of my mestre, mestre bamba and Instrutor Toinho doing the cintura desprezada. There are a few variations you will see around the place, but these are the standard ones that are taught in the academy. Cintura desprezada traditionally, [...more]

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SOUL CAPOEIRA AT RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL 2008

The rainbow serpent festival is a big music festival out in the middle of nowhere, in beaufort, victoria, australia. Thousands of people come to see the weird mix of people and the doof doof music. Its a great festival with a really nice vibe. [...more]

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INSTRUTOR TOINHO

This is a video of one of the instructors from the Associacao de Capoeira Mestre Bimba. Toinho is currently teaching in Russia. I was fortunate enough to train a lot with Toinho whenever I went to Brazil. He was both a good instructor and a good teacher. His style is very beautiful, I would have […] [...more]

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