Our selection for today, Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Arts! by George Ancona describes the sport, it's history, music and language of capoeiristas.
Played worldwide, Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts and game, pays homage to an African tradition. Beautifully detailed, including colorful photos, this book introduces readers to Portuguese terms woven into the text to explain how the game is played.
Interesting fact: Ancona discusses the African origins and the incorporation of music to disguise to fighting skills so slave owners would think they were dancing.
Also included in the book is a glossary and additional resources.
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