Category Archives: Capoeira in Rio de janeiro

Leopoldina Destaque

By Nestor Capoeira. The disciple I met Leopoldina in 1965, at the age of 18.…

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Aonde Chegou Destaque

By Julio Cesar de Tavares. Who would have been able to imagine, a century ago,…

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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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Sata Destaque

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

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Largo Paco Destaque

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

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Tourinho

By Katya Wesolowski (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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Roda Do Teles 2

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

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