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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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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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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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The process of making cords requires concentration and a precise count on the number of folds in the yard being twisted to ensure that all cords are uniform and without bumps or kinks in the yarn.

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Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira hand makes all cords given out at their annual batizado, the public ceremony, initiation and graduation for the group members.

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The process of making cords needs at least two people and a lot of patience. Here, Abelha steps in to hold the cord in place while Professora Amazonas smooths out a bump in the twist.

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Professora Amazonas taking a knot out of the yarn in order to make a smooth cord. Capoeiristas try not to throw things away, but problem solve to have less waste.

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Professora Amazonas begins making cords for GLDC’s annual batizado at least four months before the event. It is a long and tedious process to make the cords, not only because they represent hard work, dedication, responsibility, and community through…

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Professora Amazonas and her student, Abelha, are working together to make cords for the 2020 Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira batizado.

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The process of making cords is similar to the process of making twisted lanyard friendship bracelets, but on a much larger scale. It is always a happy moment when a cord comes out with a perfect twist.

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Making cords for the annual batizado is a long process. Professora Amazonas uses her ingenuity, adapting a power drill with a hook attachment to speed the process up.

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Every year, months before Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira’s annual batizado, Professora Amazonas starts hand making cords, with help from other members of the group.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practicing the instruments, rhythms, and songs of capoeira. Humor and play are sprinkled throughout the classes, from the music to the physical training.

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Students break into partner training during the 2019 Halloween roda with Professora Amazonas & Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira.

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Playing in the roda provides capoeiristas and students of capoeira to practice and apply the skills they learn while training and in classes and workshops, but also provide a hands-on opportunity to learn more. Here is an example of students helping…

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Students from Professora Amazonas' children's class participate in the 2019 Halloween roda. These rodas are held on the first Friday of every month and are often themed for celebrations like holidays and birthdays. At these rodas, students have a…

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Grupo Liberdade celebrating Kwanzaa with a roda at the 53rd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture in Montclair, NJ.

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The “officer” appears to break up a capoeira roda, but finds it disguised as samba instead and leaves the capoeiristas who quickly get back to training.
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