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    During the early 1500's Brazil received more Africans salves than any other place in the world. These slaves came from many different nations/tribes in Africa. Once they landed in Brazilian
 soil, the  slaves  mourned the loss of their  freedom  and the demise of so many family and friends. Using the  skill   and
knowledge    learned    from mother Africa the  slaves  did not   surrender  easily,   they fought vigorously to keep their freedom. And in this new land they had sons  and  daughters, who were now children of Brazil... 
        While  we  still  train  and  practice  this  ancient  art  form, capoeira  does  not  look as it did when the slaves were  doing  it.
In  the  beginning,  capoeira  was  a  way  for the slaves to defend themselves while trying to escape in to the jungles of Brazil. With time,  the  late  1700's  to  the early 1900's, when free and fugitive slaves  migrated  to  the  main  cities  of Brazil,  capoeira  passed through  an  urbanization  process.  Over  time  capoeira  has incorporated  culture,   music,  acrobatics  and  dance  becoming much more than just a form of self-defense.
     Capoeira began  its  international  journey during   the   1970's  when   two   important  Mestres (Masters) Jelon Vieira and Acordeon went to live the US and share capoeira. Around   the   same  time the  capoeira group "Senzala" took their  performance  to Europe. As a result of these and many others pioneers of culture the art of capoeira  has  maintained its  primitive   roots  while  growing  with  a contemporary vision.
    A true form of  self-expresion, today capoeira attracts people from all walks of life. 
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Capoeira Brasil San diego 2009
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Capoeira Brasil in Europe 2002
Great exemple of contemporary Capoeira (one of the most wached videos in "capoeira" of you tube). It is very acrobatic edition...
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This is an interview with Master Bimba Founder of the first legal Capoeira Studio in Brazil. Creator of the "Regional" style of capoeira. This is the base of the contemporary capoeira.
Mestre Bimba without suport to his art Left the state of Bahia. He moved to teach in Goiania state in 1972 and died in there, missing his homeland, in feb. 5 1974. After wach this video we can clearly see, waching the others, how much capoeira developed after Mestre Bimba left us... (the audio is not good but is worth the for the images...
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Great Exemple of CONTEMPORARY CAPOEIRA , Eberson play others from grupo Abada
A capoeirista on the top off his game and physical condicion! With an acrobatic but also agresive style...
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Capoeira Brasil Mestre Boneco, Los Angeles 2008. Green and blue cords roda
Contemporary Capoeira high cords play at event hosted by Mestre Boneco one of the tree founders of "Grupo Capoeira Brasil". Playing: Ligerinho, Pavao, Massape, Jabu and others...
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