two more capoeira books

i just received two capoeira books from amazon: Learning Capoeira: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art and Capoeira and Candomblé: Conformity and Resistance through Afro-Brazilian Experience. if amazon has an accurate representation of the english language books on the subject, i now own 100% (or close to) all of those that aren’t american faux-fitness for-profit trash. (1) (2)

i note that most of the books in that list relate to capoeira regional, which is not what i currently practice; i played it for two years but have recently moved on to capoeira angola, which is a game so different that my observations of the differences deserve (at least) their own blog post. but the most recent pick ups relate more closely to angola – it seems more academics are attracted to writing about it.

i thought i would mention this purchase because i haven’t written on this subject for a very long time. this, despite the fact that capoeira has its own category on my blog. there are a lot of reasons for this, which i intend to go into a little more at a later time. until then, there’s loads of resources in bookstores and on the web, some of which i’ve linked to in this very post. enjoy.





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