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Zumbi ruled a huge settlement of runaway slaves who defended themselves against the Portuguese with capoeira, a form of martial arts.
The oppression of capoeira diminished significantly during the 1930s.
A team of 600 coaches and staff will lead dance, capoeira, football and more at community sports centers — some of which have been renovated by Nike — with a goal of impacting 50,000 youth over the next five years.
Past editions have included tap-capoeira fusions, statements of political protest and digital experiments with sound.
Most nights there's an impromptu soccer game or capoeira (Bahian martial arts) match, made all the more captivating by the balmy night air.
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Origin and Etymology of capoeira
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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