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– November 12, 2013
This book is all about Capoeira, a captivating and deeply cultural art form. This 'fight/dance' like art form is steeped with rich cultural history and controversy. The author explains his passion for Capoeira and how it changed his life. Along with his own views, he attempts to expose all angles and variations of the different beliefs associated with this intriguing art form. The book informs readers about the history, philosophy and physical aspects of Capoeira. It also gives an overview on contemporary issues surrounding Capoeira on a global scale. Written from an 'African perspective' it attempts to trace and explore the art form's elusive roots since its departure from African shores to its return, also exploring the fascinating, yet unbelievably cruel time of slavery. Read all about this culturally rich art form which has survived through the ages even after being outlawed for many years with severe punishment for those found practicing it. This is a testament that the power and impact of Capoeira on mind and body can never be squashed.
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