Capoeira Reading List
I’m compiling a list of Capoeira books & papers, I’ll update this page as I find and read more books.
* ‘The Little Capoeira Book’ – Nestor Capoeira
* Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game – Nestor Capoeira. Read this after ‘The Little Capoeira Book’. There’s a third book written by him as part of the trilogy but I can’t find it at an affordable price…
* Capoeira A Brazilian Art Form – Bira de Almeida (Mestre Acordeon).
* A negregada instituição – os capoeiras no Rio de Janeiro 1850-1890,
Carlos Eugenio Libano Soares.
* Capoeira and Candomble – Floyd Merrell, currently reading.
* Mysticism in Capoeira – amongst other things, explains the meaning of various capoeira songs. I don’t know who wrote this originally, but it was translated to English by Shayna McHugh, 2005
* A Roda do mundo – Celso de Brito 2010 Post-graduate social anthropology paper
* Rosangêla Costa Araújo (Mestra Janja) – É preta Kalungá – A Capoeira Angola como Prática da Política entre os Angoleiros Baianos – Anos 80-90 (Fundação Gregório de Mattos)
* Mestre Brasilia – Vivências e fundamentos de um mestre de capoeira (Editora Matrix)
* Mestre Ousado – As Asas do Mestre
* This site is a goldmine – in Portuguese: http://capoeiranomade.blogspot.co.uk/