Sunday, May 07, 2006

Welcome to Capoeira!

It is hoped that this year the festival will include a display of the exicting Capoeira by a Galway city-based Brazilian group.

Capoeira is a fusion of martial arts and dance which originated amongst the African slaves in colonial Brazil. It is danced in a circle to the sound of the berimbau, a percussion instrument of African origin. Opposed by the Brasilian authorities until the beginning of the twentieth century, today Capoeira is regarded as a national sport.


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Lillian said...

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