Monday, 20 April 2009

Photo on the Internet

It's crazy what one can find on the Internet. As I was browsing I once noticed this photo in an article related to capoeira in the streets (tried finding it again without success). It must have been taken nearly fifteen years ago.

It's a photo of Pedreiro, who'd just gotten back from the beach and was having a game of capoeira by the Elevador Lacerda in Salvador. He's looking slightly skinnier than today :) and is playing with Mestre Dois de Ouro, a great capoeira, who unfortunately is no longer with us.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Capoeira according to Mestre Pastinha

A capoeira tem negativa. A capoeira nega. A capoeira é positiva. Tem verdade. Negativa é fazer que vai e nao vai e na hora que nego nao mais espera, o capoeirista vai e entra e ganha (...).

Capoeira has "negativa". Capoeira negates. Capoeira is positive. It has truth. "Negativa" is to pretend going and not going and when the person doesn't expect it anymore, the capoeirista goes in and wins (...).

Monday, 6 April 2009

Youtube channel

Here's a video of Pedreiro & Axé in 2003

To check the other videos out, go to our Youtube channel