Media

In this section is a non-exhaustive list of titles of articles, books, music albums, sites and other media related to Capoeira.

This page acts as a reference for Capoeiristas that are interested in research or they can use it as entertainment.

History / Philosophy

  • eng-icon Capoeira: A Brazilian Art Form: History, Philosophy, and Practice Mestre Acordeon
  • eng-icon The Little Capoeira Book, Revised Edition / bras-icon Capoeira Nestor Capoeira
  • eng-icon Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game / bras-icon Capoeira: Os fundamentos da malicia  Nestor Capoeira
  • eng-icon A Street-Smart Song: Capoeira Philosophy and Inner Life / bras-icon Capoeira: Galo Já CantouNestor Capoeira
  • eng-icon Capoeira: The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace – Gerard Taylor
  • bras-icon Mestres e capoeiras famosos da Bahia – Pedro Rodolpho Jungers Abib
    Without the memory of ancestors, capoeira has no charm. In this book are the names of those who deserve a place in our memory, the importance they had in the Capoeira history. This book proposes to tell stories and cases of capoeira of Bahia.

Techniques

  • eng-icon Capoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements – Gerard Taylor
    A great book for conditioning techniques and practice.
  • eng-icon Capoeira 100: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques – Gerard Taylor
    A useful book containing main capoeira techniques and how to achieve them.

Magasines

  • bras-icon Revista Praticando Capoeira

Capoeira

Angola

  • Grupo Nzínga de Capoeira Angola
  • Ao Vivo Rio e Janeiro 2000Marrom Capoeira e Alunos
  • Roda À BeiramarMestre Itapua Beiramar
  • Berimbau ChorouMestre Camaleão
  • Vai Na Paz De DeusMestre Camaleão

Regional

  • Curso de Capoeira RegionalMestre Bimba
  • Um Berimbau e Dois Pandeiros- A Tribute to Mestre Bimba  – Mestre Acordeon

Contemporânea

  • Couro e madeiraMestre Suassuna
  • CapoeiraSenzala de Santos
  • Capoeira Voices Vol II Força Baiana – Mestre Acordeon
  • Capoeira Voices Vol I  – Mestre Acordeon

Samba

Samba de Roda

  • Mestre Ananias e Grupo Garoa do Recôncavo – Ao vivo

Forró

Classical

  • Marinês
  • Luiz Ganzaga
  • Jackson do Pandeiro

Contemporary

  • Cipó Cravo

Documentaries

  • eng-icon Deadly Arts – Capoeira
    A documentary made by a Canadian with Mestre Jogo de Dentro & Mestre Acordeon.
  •  bras-icon eng-icon Mestre Bimba, a Capoeira Iluminada
    About Mestre Bimba’s life & work. Stories /experiences shared by his students and family.
  • bras-icon eng-icon O Zelador
    O Zelador explores the life of Master Russo who lives with him family in a tough suburb of Rio de Janeiro.
  • bras-icon eng-icon Capoeira na Veia
    A documentary about Capoeira at large, made in Switzerland by the group Capoeira Gerais.

Movies

  • bras-icon Madame Sata
    Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro. A good movie with a bit of Capoeira but worth watching.
  • bras-icon Cordão De Ouro
    This movie tells the story of the regime in Brazil and Jorge (Mestre Nestor Capoeira), who is a runaway slave from the Eldorado goldmines. An old movie with great capoeiristas staring in it.
  • bras-icon Besouro
    Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, “Besouro” spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.
  • eng-icon Only the strong
    Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence. A movie made at a time martial art movies were fashionable in the USA. Not great but motivated a whole generation to start capoeira.

Youtube Channels

  • Mestre Ananias
    The channel of the living Capoeira / Samba legend Mestre Ananias. Just enjoy!
  • abeiramar.tv
    Started by Mestre Itapua Beira Mar, one of the guru of the ‘Movimento Novo’ the channel aims to share all kind of videos on Capoeira. For those who like Capoeira 😉

Info

  • capoeira-infos.org
    French website focusing on gathering information about Capoeira, its Mestres, history and other.

Mestres & Groups

Other

  • eng-icon samuka-da-india.com
    Musical instruments (Atabaque, pandeiro,…) made by Samuka da India.
  • bras-icon eng-icon dundak.com
    You will find on it most of the Capoeira music made today.