Capoeira was originally practiced by African slaves brought to Brazil by the Portuguese during nearly 500 years of slavery. The Africans brought with them their own cultures and rituals, but were not allowed to practice them, according to Capoeira of San Jose master Wagner Bueno. The movements were set to music and meant to mimic a dance, he said “It was created to disguise the martial arts,” Bueno said. “So it looks like a dance.” Born in Brazil, Bueno founded Capoeira of San Jose in 1995. He began practicing Capoeira in the 1970s and has been teaching Capoeira in America since the early 1990s. The free hour-long performance in the auditorium, part of the library’s Summer Reading Challenge program, included songs in Portuguese and music created on instruments with origins in Brazil, such as the berimbau, a one-string, bow-like string instrument. Familiar instruments included a drum and a tambourine. Movements, both quick and complex, included jumps, kicks, flips and headstands. Children selected from the audience participated in the non-contact demonstration with Capoeira of San Jose members. There were 10 people at the library in the Capoeira of San Jose group, including Bueno. Report an errorPolicies and StandardsContact UsSubscribe Today!All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents!blog comments powered by DisqusGet Morning Report and other email newsletters.
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