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madame_destaque

Madame Satã is a singular character in the capoeira universe of Rio de Janeiro. He…

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Leopoldina_crop

By Nestor Capoeira. Master Quinzinho (approx.1925-1950) was a dreaded and well-known young outcast in his…

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Leopoldina_destaque

By Nestor Capoeira. Mestre Leopoldina, joyous on a parade day at the Rio de Janeiro…

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Satã_destaque

By Geisa Rodrigues. Madame Satan, in the Correio da Manhã, 1972. Source: National Archive. In…

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Largo Paço_destaque

By Matthias Röhrig Assunção. Largo do Paço (detail). Engraving by Fredrich Salathé (1793-1858), from the…

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tourinho

By Katya Welowski (Camarão). Manda saltar aí, capoeirista!” Obligingly, Tourinho launched his short, muscular body…

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By Matthias Röhrig Assunção. Capoeira street rodas are documented in Rio de Janeiro since the…

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prana4

Juan Diego Díaz (University of California, Davis) Davis, CA, Jun 11, 2019 Have you heard…

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Roda do Teles 2

By Matthias Röhrig Assunção. The Teles Arch O Arco do Teles (detail from Debret, 1830)…

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