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GRUPO BESOURO CAPOEIRA ANGOLA NEW ORLEANS

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Capoeira Angola movements and instrument classes. All level welcome.

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Open registration walk-ins are welcome
Wednesday & Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm  $10.00 per class
children's class 6:00 to 7:00pm FREE for 18 and under

Attire;Sneakers T-Shirt and loose fitting clothes no shorts or tank tops
Classes taught by MESTRE Curtis Pierre Student of Mestre Cobra Mansa

Located at the N.O.R.D. Annunciation Center located at 800 Race Street in the lower Garden District
For more info call 504-236-7479

Capoeira Angola an Afro-Brasilian Martial Art Form

 Origins of Capoeira Angola:  The roots of "Capoeira " are in Angola, West Africa  Its presence in Brasil dates back to the 1500's with the African Slave trade. This new art form of Capoeira came with them as part of their indigenous culture. Capoeira  was originally an Angola,  "Zebra dance", used to train young men that exhibited great strength and endurance. As a "Rights of passage", the young men who past these tests were then groomed for position of authority within their tribe or clan.  The dance pantomimed the fighting movements of animals namely the Zebra.  Capoeira  got its name from Brasilians meaning "to mimic or dance like a chicken or rooster".  As an effort to preserve this art form, the African slaves camouflaged the martial art by practicing it with drums and singing as if it were a dance, as it is still practiced today.  As a result the men doing it could perform the secret art openly about their slave quarters with their masters looking on somewhat amused at a "dance" in which two opponents would seemingly do acrobatics and kick at each other with their feet.

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