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.


  • 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.


  • bras-icon Revista Praticando Capoeira



  • 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


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


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


Samba de Roda

  • Mestre Ananias e Grupo Garoa do Recôncavo – Ao vivo


  • Mestre Cupijó
  • Pinduca
  • Dona Onete


  • Marinês
  • Luiz Ganzaga
  • Jackson do Pandeiro


  • 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.


  • 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!
    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 😉


    French website focusing on gathering information about Capoeira, its Mestres, history and other.

Mestres & Groups


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