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The process of making cords requires concentration and a precise count on the number of folds in the yard being twisted to ensure that all cords are uniform and without bumps or kinks in the yarn.

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Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira hand makes all cords given out at their annual batizado, the public ceremony, initiation and graduation for the group members.

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The process of making cords needs at least two people and a lot of patience. Here, Abelha steps in to hold the cord in place while Professora Amazonas smooths out a bump in the twist.

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Professora Amazonas taking a knot out of the yarn in order to make a smooth cord. Capoeiristas try not to throw things away, but problem solve to have less waste.

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Professora Amazonas and her student, Abelha, are working together to make cords for the 2020 Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira batizado.

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Every year, months before Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira’s annual batizado, Professora Amazonas starts hand making cords, with help from other members of the group.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practicing the instruments, rhythms, and songs of capoeira. Humor and play are sprinkled throughout the classes, from the music to the physical training.

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Playing the rhythms and singing the songs of capoeira celebrating happiness.

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Abelha and Rasta, members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, playing in the batería during one of Professora Amazonas’ classes.

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Berimbau, an essential instrument in the capoeira batería.

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Abelha, a member of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, leading the batería during one of Professora Amazonas’ classes.

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The drums are the heartbeat and the pulse that runs through a variety of genres in the African diaspora, including in Afro-Brazilian capoeira.

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Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez plays with members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practice the rhythms and songs of the batería before training and playing capoeira.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practice the rhythms and songs of the batería before training and playing capoeira.

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Abelha, a member of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, training with Professora Amazonas during capoeira classes in Vauxhall, NJ.

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Capoeira is a martial art born in Brazil, with roots in Africa. Many of the combat movements used are kicks, which students in Professora Amazonas’ academy practice during classes.

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Professora Amazonas and Abelha of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira train one-on-one. The rocking or swinging step implemented in between motions and movements is called the ginga.

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Abelha, a member of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, following the movements of Professora Amazonas during capoeira classes in Vauxhall, NJ.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira during a capoeira class in Vauxhall, NJ.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practice sequences of movements learned during class.
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