Mestres & Famous

Many Capoeiristas have been portrayed in the world of Capoeira, some for their feats, some for their mischief, or some for the contributions they have made to the art. Each of these figures represent one of the aspects of Capoeira. Through their charisma, they practiced a Capoeira of the past; they have become the roots of today’s Capoeira, and the base that will be used to create the Capoeira of the future.

It is necessary to know the story of these Capoeira legends in order to understand the development of the art and to respect the perpetuation of the knowledge that they have transmitted.