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SLUMS DRUMS AND CAPOEIRA

Posted on 06 October 2010 by chan

Slums drums and Capoeira follows the journey of a few kids that live in the slums of Rio, tracing a pathway to create a documentary about Capoeira. With many famous Capoeira Mestre’s interviewed along the way, the journey jumps backwards and forwards between Sao Salvador and Rio De Janeiro.

The documentary also follows the journey of their teacher, Tiane who lives in Rocinha, the largest slum in Rio. Tiane works to establish a new capoeira group with its main focus on helping keep the kids in that area occupied and away from drug gangs.

The DVD’s audio is in Portuguese with English subtitles, and has some really beautiful shots of Salvador and Rio. The interviews with many well renowned mestre’s are very interesting, giving great insight into their Capoeira knowledge and experience.

This documentary is yet another great contribution towards expanding the capoeirista’s knowledge and views of the art.

My favorite quote in the DVD:
“Capoeira for me is a way of living. Whereby you reach out to your ancestry, and thus your identity.” Mestre Moraes.

If you would like more information, the website has some great information on some of the mestre’s interviewed and provides details of how to purchase this DVD.
go to:
www.slumsdrums.com

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