Brazilian Capoeira Angola

Born in the Salvador Bahia Brazil 500 years ago, Brazilian Capoeira Angola was created in Brazil to help the communities survive during difficult times.

Brazilian Capoeira Angola combines music, theater, movement and deep cultural history into a game or “jogo” between two people.  The purpose of Brazilian Capoeira Angola is to enhance the capacity of individuals through expanding their creativity, patience and understanding in a “conversation of movements” between two people. The philosophy of the art challenges people to view each other by their capacity and not by identity (male, female, big, small etc). 

The art consists of a 8-instrument orchestra that creates the music in Brazilian Capoeira Angola accompanied by songs sung in Portuguese Brazilian dialect in a “call and response” manner. Each instrument and song have a distinct meaning and role in the orchestra based in the ritual of Brazilian Capoeira Angola. The orchestra formation starts with 3 berimbaus at one end, two pandeiros(tambourines), reco-reco, agogo and an atabaque at the other end. The movements in this art form use the entire body and are used at various speeds from slow to fast. The idea is together with the music, the game of Brazilian Capoeira Angola is a “conversation of movements” between two people.  

Centro T.A.B.C.A.T do Mestre Caboclinho

Brazilian Capoeira Angola