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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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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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New cordels (cords) ready for students who will be graduating at the 2020 Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira batizado. As more cords are made throughout the pre-batizado season, Professora Amazonas starts to leave them out during the children’s class to…

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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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