A 100 years of The Revolt of the Whip – By Manuel Amaral

“Two characters that made history. One fought the abuse, indignity and humiliation suffered by sailors. The other fought for the liberation of slaves both in the Parlament and the press, as far as the abolition did not happen due to the slaves’ own hands.
Joaquim Nabuco and João Candido did not met in life. The first did not know about the latter’s existance. The latter knew the first. When they finally met one of them was dead, and the other was about to make history. …” Continue reading

The Emory University Database on the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Sent by Teimosia, a capoeira youtuber, blogger, and great contributor of our community. Axé Camarada! The Emory University, in Atlanta, EUA, recently launched a free and interactive database named Voyages. The database, which is available on the website www.slavevoyages.org contains nearly 35,000 copies of original documents about the transatlantic slave trade between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides lists of slave ships and their target regions, and planning classes and other educational tools. Information is divided into five regions: Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and Brazil, the latter indicated as the country that “dominated” the slave trade.

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