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Show Macaya: Celebrating Brazilian Culture and Syncretism

Macaya means ‘celebration, party’ in Iorubá. Relying exclusively on voluntary work, the troupe was entirely cast of capoeiras, mostly of beginners without any previous experience in theatre or dance. Profa. Josi Rocha, besides directing and choreographing the troupe, was one … Continue reading

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Mestre Suassuna: his biography and take on Capoeira, styles, and today’s groups. 4/4

This is the final post on Mestre Suassuna’s biography, in it he covers his decision of moving to São Paulo, his difficulties as an interstate migrant and harsh times endeavouring to establish the practice of Capoeira in the South-east of … Continue reading

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Mestre Suassuna: his biography and take on Capoeira, styles, and today’s groups. 3/4

Continuing the posts on Mestre Suassuna’s biography, in this third post he shares more of trips to Salvador and the cultural context of that time. He also shares his experience with the beginning of the folkloric groups, Capoeira Angola and … Continue reading

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