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Unknown Capoeira, Volume Two: A History of the Brazilian Martial Art

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Capoeira’s unique blend of martial art, dance, and thrilling sport has made it an increasingly popular activity worldwide. But its origins have been shrouded in mystery and its complex history not well understood. For volume two of his Unknown Capoeira series, Mestre Ricardo Cachorro has done extensive archival research to shed light on these shadowy areas. Reaching back as far as the year 1415, Cachorro documents the cultures and individuals that gave birth to—and helped alter and redefine— capoeira. He uncovers its beginnings in the dramatic saga of the Akindele family, who lived in a storied Yoruba kingdom in pre-Colonial Africa, and in the vibrant culture of newly explored Bahia de Todos os Santos in 1531. Cachorro continues his investigation with the Feitorias and Capitanias—the legendary sugarcane mills of the seventeenth century—an important but little-known cradle of capoeira. He explores the historical and cultural aspects of each significant period of the discipline’s development from ancient Africa to present-day Brazil, in the process profiling its key contemporary players and answering such longstanding questions as why capoeira did not emerge in other enslaved countries of the New World.

About the Author

Mestre Ricardo Cachorro is a red-cord graduate from Grupo Bantus de Capoeira at Morro do Pavão e Pavãozinho. The first Master of the YMCA Capoeira Group in Governor’s Island in 1975, he became a certified Mestre in 1976 at age 21. That same year, he introduced capoeira to the U.S. in a live television show. He lives in Rio de Janeiro.

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ISBN:
9781583942345
Author:
Cachorro, Ricardo
Publisher:
Blue Snake Books
Author:
Mestre Ricardo Cachorro
Author:
Cachorro, Ricardo Mestre
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 FULL-COLOR ILLUS.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.38 x 6.52 x 0.54 in 0.94 lb

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