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Professora Amazonas (Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira), Instrutora Cuica (Capoeira Mandinga), and Instrutora Canarinha (Capoeira Sol Nascente) taking a group photo after their collaborative demonstration of the rhythms and movements of capoeira at the…

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Close up of Professora Amazonas playing the djembe drum at the March 8, 2020 event “Celebrating Women in World Music” hosted by 10PRL in Long Branch, NJ.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira demonstrates African rhythms on the djembe drum.

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Instrutora Cuica of Capoeira Mandinga demonstrates the agogô, in collaboration with Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, at the March 8, 2020 “Celebrating Women in World Music” event.

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The agogô is a set of bells used in the batería of capoeira and throughout the African diaspora .

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Professora Amazonas (Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira) and Instrutora Cuica (Capoeira Mandinga) demonstrate the rhythms played in the batería of capoeira at the March 8, 2020 “Celebrating Women in World Music” event.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira demonstrates the atabaque, a drum used to play of Afro-Brazilian rhythms including capoeira, maculélé, and samba de roda.

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Instrutora Cuica of Capoeira Mandinga demonstrates the agogô, a set of bells used in the batería of capoeira and throughout the African diaspora at the March 8, 2020 “Celebrating Women in World Music” event.

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Professora Amazonas (Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira) and Instrutora Cuica (Capoeira Mandinga) demonstrate the berimbau and the agogô, transitioning from the music of capoeira to samba.

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"Liberdade" means freedom. Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira collaborates with and travels to support other capoeira groups, demonstrating the freedom of cultural and artistic exchange.

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Professora Amazonas (Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira), Instrutora Cuica (Capoeira Mandinga), and Instrutora Canarinha (Capoeira Sol Nascente) demonstrate the movements and rhythms of capoeira.

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Professora Amazonas (Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira) and Instrutora Cuica (Capoeira Mandinga) demonstrate the historic capoeira sequence created by Mestre Bimba. Mestre Bimba is the founder capoeira regional, and persevered in the fight to legalize…

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On March 8, 2020, Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira participated in 10PRL’s event “Celebrating Women in World Music”, collaborating with Instrutor Canarinha from Sol Nascente Capoeira and Instrutora Cuica from Capoeira Mandinga to…

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Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira members Oito Vidas and Rasta playing capoeira in the roda at the end of class.

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In training and in the roda, members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira work together cooperatively, and as a family. Capoeiristas don't lose gracefully, they create learning opportunities, as noted by this high five, which says "well executed…

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Rasta and Abelha, students of Professora Amazonas, playing capoeira in the class roda.

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Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira members Rasta and Abelha in the roda, applying what they learned during training in that night’s class.

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Professora Amazonas and her student Abelha in the roda at the end of class.

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At the end of each class, students practice what they have studied and trained by applying it in the roda, playing capoeira with Professora Amazonas and each other.

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Student Oito Vidas practicing meia lua compasso with Professora Amazonas.

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Professora Amazonas trains one-on-one with her students in all classes.

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João Pequeno and Oito Vidas practice drills for balance and precision at Professora Amazonas’ academy in Vauxhall, NJ.

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Professora Amazonas leading her class through drills to warm up.

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Professora Amazonas demonstrating drills to encourage precision in identifying and hitting a target.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira teaching her adult capoeira class.
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