Self-expression or market reflexion?

‘Regionalist alienation’, ‘Angolan fundamentalism’, and ‘Group totalitarianism’ are all reflexions of the same ‘game’. Different strategies to cope with the same market. The question of ‘to what extent one becomes more of an entertainer than an artist in order to make a living from Capoeira?’ maybe ge a good way of thinking about these reflexions. Continue reading

Capoeira: Origins, Development, and Global Diffusion 3/3

 

The global diffusion of Capoeira, as a historical and geographical standpoint, marks the rampant intensification of the art’s recognition intertwined with its commercialisation processes. The transnational scenario of Capoeira, established next, brought an intricate institutional, cultural, and economic interplay amongst practitioners the world over. Continue reading