Capoeira Angola

Capoeira Angola is an African-Brazilian art form with its roots in Bantu traditons, which were carried to Brazil by enslaved africans. The development of Capoeira into a “dance-fight” burgeoned in Brazil, out of the struggle for liberation by Africans, indigenous Brazilians and other marginalized peoples during the Portuguese colonization. Today, Capoeira Angola continues to be a social tool for resistance and empowerment, through the teaching of community building, social equality, and diaspora studies. The fundamental African traditions and philosophies contained within the teachings of Capoeira Angola, and even more specifically, within the roda, or circle, where Capoeira is played, can build self-esteem and self-awareness of both the mind and body. Through the dynamics of the roda, individuals can discover and maximize their potentials, using them to construct a foundation built upon patience, endurance and elegance.

2 thoughts on “Capoeira Angola

  1. kirsty

    Hiya – I’m a beginner and wondered whether there was a capoeira class taking place this evening that I could come and try out?

    Many thanks,

    • ficalondon Post author

      Hi Kirsty, Sorry we’ve just found your comment now… you are welcome to just turn up at any of our classes held every week. Or for the further details please e-mail or call us on this website. Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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