Book: Mandinga em Manhattan
The idea for the book returns with the transcription of the long interviews in the documentary. With the same title, the publication is selected by the public notice Capoeira Viva, also from MinC. After further interviews and dealing with bureaucracy in public bodies, the work is finally edited. It contains twenty-one interviews with the pioneering masters responsible for spreading capoeira around the world. In addition to scholars like Dr. Ubiratan Castro, by writer Ildázio Tavares; ethnomusicologist Emília Biancardi, ethnolinguist Yeda Pessoa de Castro, former ministers Gilberto Gil and Juca Ferreira, among others.
Fundamental in Lucia's book are the testimonies of the masters who made capoeira their source of work and research. Jelon Vieira, opens the first capoeira school in New York in 1975. He enters the history of Afro-Brazilian fight-art; the Master and doctor Decneo, gives his last interview in life; Camisa is a “boing” that travels the world, being received with reverence; Suassuna lost count of how many groups she has outside Brazil; Mestre Amen, brought capoeira to the powerful Hollywood movie industry; Accordion put capoeira in the most traditional universities in California, and many others. Among the speeches of the foreigners are the sociologist Kenned Dossar, the anthropologist Greg Downey, a student of master João Grande, received at the White House, for homage.
The Bahian artist's work was produced by the Gregório de Matos Foundation, in Salvador, and is being distributed to several countries via international groups. It was released in Salvador; at the MST school in Vitória da Conquista, in Inhambupe and will be presented at an international event with capoeiras from over 60 countries, from August 9th to 13th of this year, in the 50th anniversary of the Cordão de Ouro school in São Paulo. At the Eletropaulo club, with programming on the website. On the 11th, Friday at 3 pm, Lucia Correia Lima will give a lecture on the conception of the book and documentary Mandinga em Manhattan, this one being awarded by DOCTV, managed by the Padre Anchieta Foundation in São Paulo. In Rio de Janeiro, the book will be presented at the Abadá Capoeira school from the 23rd to the 27th of August. The work should be relaunched in Salvador still in 2017. Also in August of this year the author was invited to launch her work in Santo André, also with a lecture and exhibition of the documentary.
Jolivaldo Freitas – JournalistSize: 18x26cm
edition 2016, print run: 1000 copies
208 pages, color