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Capoeira Reading List

Capoeira Reading List

Capoeira Reading List

I’m compiling a list of Capoeira books & papers, I’ll update this page as I find and read more books.

* Capoeira Angola – Mestre Pastinha (PDF)
* A Herança de Mestre Pastinha PDF
* The Heritage of Pastinha (English) PDF
* Mestre Pastinha’s Manuscripts (photos) by Hilton Souza

* A Herança de Mestre Bimba PDF
* The Heritage of Bimba (English) PDF

* Canjiquinha – A alegria da Capoeira PDF
* Canjiquinha – The Joy of Capoeira (English) PDF

* ‘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

CAPOEIRA, A PHILOSOPHY OF THE BODY – extract by Camille Marc Dumoulié

* Mestre Traira CD + Historia (found here, @ capoeiranomade)

* Dr Sara Delamont’s Team resources.

* 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 Roxinho – Historia, Cantoria e versos

* Mestre Ousado – As Asas do Mestre

* This site is a goldmine – in Portuguese: http://capoeiranomade.blogspot.co.uk/

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