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Capeiora Angola

Name: Capoeira

Country: Brazil

Capoeira (pronounced cap-oh-ay-rah) is an Afro-Brazilian art form that involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. In capoeira there is a 'ritualised' combat, which is called 'jogo', two capoeiristas exchange movements of attack and defence in a constant flow while observing rituals and proper manners of the art. Both players attempt to control the space by confusing the opponent with feints and deceptive moves. During the jogo, the capoeiristas explore their strengths and weaknesses, fears and fatigue in a sometimes frustrating, but enjoyable, challenging and constant process of personal expression, self-reflection and growth. Many Afro-Brazilian instruments are used in this martial art to determine the speed and character of the game by their different rhythms. The principal instruments include the berimbau, a one-string musical bow, which is considered to be the primary symbol of this art form. The berimbau is complemented by the pandeiro (tambourine), atabaque (single-headed standing drum), agogo (double bell), and reco-reco (grooved segment of bamboo scraped with a stick) to form a unique ensemble of instruments. Inspiring solos and collective singing in a call-and-response dialogue join the hypnotic percussion to complete the musical ambiance for the capoeira session. The session is called 'roda de capoeira', literally "capoeira wheel," or simply 'roda'. The term 'roda', refers to the ring of participants that defines the physical space for the two capoeiristas engaged in the ritualised combat.

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i am we

Mar 23 2007 11:02P

help destroy the "willie lynch personality-disorder" please practice the "10 basic stops - the Code".....

The Code... "10 Basic Stops!"

1. Stop Snitching.

2. Stop Name-Calling one another.

3. Stop Cursing at one another.

4. Stop Gossiping.

5. Stop being Discourteous to one another.

6. Stop Stealing from one another.

7. Stop Robbing one another.

8. Stop Fighting one another.

9. Stop Killing one another.

10. Stop Squabbling with one another and asking "others" to settle it.

brought forward by the Elder Nelly Fuller Jr.

* by practicing The Code... we can prevent "others" from so easily dividing and ruling over us!

take courage. BlackLove.

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Hungry Mob

Mar 13 2007 2:42P

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Val Imani Jones

Mar 10 2007 6:24A

From one "edutainer" to another, greetings, peace and much creativity. Maybe we can vibe on a stage one day and you'll get a chance to see how I throw it down. NOT your average poet edutainer. (^_^)