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Capoeira Circle

Language: English

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian cultural practice, simultaneously a fight and a dance, that promotes mutual respect and social cohesion. Players form a circle at the centre of which two players engage with one another. The movements require great bodily dexterity. The other players around the circle sing, chant, clap and play percussive instruments. Capoeira circles comprise a master, counter-master and disciples. The master is the guardian of the knowledge of the circle that is learnt by other participants through observation and imitation.

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Place/region: Brazil, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Publisher: IPHAN, Brazil; Bossa Pro, Brazil
Published in:
Rights: IPHAN; Bossa Pro

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0089200020
Source ref.: DOC:0089200020; CAND:00892
Rights holder: UNESCO ; IPHAN; Bossa Pro