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cap·o·ei·ra

 (kăp′ō-ā′rə, kä′po͝o-ā′rä)
n.
A martial art of Brazilian origin that is based around a rhythmic, dancelike movement.

[Brazilian Portuguese, perhaps from capoeira, cultivated field that has reverted to forest or scrubland (perhaps in reference to the origins of the martial art in gatherings held by slaves and poor rural communities), from Tupí kopu̯era (influenced by Tupí kaa, scrubland) : ko, clearing, agricultural field cleared in a forest : pu̯era, that once was.]
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capoeira

(ˌkæpʊˈeɪrə)
n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
2. (Dancing) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
[C20: from Portuguese]
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multiethnic country, Salvador is steeped in Afro-Brazilian culture -- from the worship of Yoruba deities (orixEis), to the acrobatic practice of capoeira, to a cuisine tinged with deep orange dende oil and smoldering with a stronger dose of hot peppers than the delicate-tongued rest of the country can handle.
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The Embassy of Brazil is re-starting classes of CAPOEIRA at the Brazilian Embassy with Pakistani master Amar, trained in Brazil.
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Nairobi, Kenya, December 08, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Since the early 90's interest in the Afro-Brazilian martial art, Capoeira Angola grew worldwide prompting many Brazilian instructors, Mestres, to move to North America and Europe to shepherd the growth and to maintain its authenticity which includes the history of enslaved Africans, religious practices, and peaceful conflict resolution through movement.
Since the early 90s interest in the Afro-Brazilian martial art, Capoeira Angola grew worldwide prompting many Brazilian instructors, Mestres, to move to North America and Europe to shepherd the growth and to maintain its authenticity which includes the history of enslaved Africans, religious practices, and peaceful conflict resolution through movement.