Movimento Novo 2010 – 3rd Edition

Folks, I just got an email from Itapuã promoting their annual meeting – The Movimento Novo. They took the history of the art to guide the discussions and counted with Mestres Nestor Capoeira, Marrom, Tisza, and the researcher Matthias Röhrig as special guests. I’m happy to learn that their movement is thriving, bringing diverse people together and widening the range of issues approached. Axé meus Camaradas!!! I hope that those who are looking for this kind of light may find your candeeiro’ to enlighten their path.

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Capoeira – Diverse paths to human understanding

GREG Downey encountered the berimbau when conducting field work in Brazil for his PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Its music accompanies the complicated dance cum martial arts form capoeira, and he was so fascinated by it that he mastered and then taught the instrument and the physical discipline. Continue reading