In his book (in French), Bira Almeida (Mestre Acordeon), describes the Capoeira with the eye of the historian and the heart of the enthusiast. It tells the story of this fabulous art, the history of Brazil and Salvador de Bahia (the birthplace of Capoeira), but also the emancipation of this practice in major North American and European cities.
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This illustrated book is aimed at those who wish to deepen their knowledge of capoeira, as well as those who are interested in its dimension of martial art, or those who wish to discover the ethno-cultural aspect Of this tradition.
Born in Brazil, Bira Almeida was the pupil of the legendary Mestre Bimba. He is the author of several books on capoeira, has even recorded seven records as a musician and has founded or co-founded several schools, including the Capoeira Art Cafe in Berkeley, California.
Author: Bira Almeida (Mestre Acordeon)
Translation: Pierre-Augustin de Baecque and Valérie Gagnon
Date of publication: May 19, 2005
Format: 18 x 1.5 x 24 cm
Number of pages: 192 pages