Capoeira: A Martial Art and a Cultural Tradition

Capoeira: A Martial Art and a Cultural Tradition

Our library of African American Arts and Culture is an exciting series covering the way African American arts, from jazz tap to hip hop, have evolved from African influences and flourished in America.Capoeira is a beautiful, unique martial art. Developed hundreds of years ago by African slaves in Brazil, it combines combat, play, dance, music, theater, ritual, and philosophy. People of all cultures are now learning capoeira, which will be featured in the 2004 Olympic Games. This book describes capoeira, its history, and its renowned players. It gives teens resources for getting started in this exciting sport.


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