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Capoeira in the Context of the Brazilian Slave Trade

Clip: 11/23/2019 | 3m 9s

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Capoeira is a combination of music, dance, and martial arts, originally used by African slaves for secret intercommunication. Mestre Chuvisquinho, a master capoeirista, talks to Marcus about growing up practicing capoiera in his community in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and how it helped him focus his energies. Marcus touches on the inextricable influence of the slave trade on Brazilian culture.

Aired: 11/23/19 | Rating: NR

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