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Grupo Liberdade celebrating Kwanzaa with a roda at the 53rd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture in Montclair, NJ.

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Professora Amazonas demonstrating and training with students in her adult capoeira classes.

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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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Dromedario, a member of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, and a proud capoeira daddy, training during Professora Amazonas’ class.

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Capoeira is a martial art that is disguised as a dance form. Many of the combat movements used are kicks, practiced by students in Professora Amazonas’ academy during classes and training sessions.

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Students in Professora Amazonas’ adult’s class learn and practice sequences of movements that will be used when playing capoeira.

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

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A recurring theme during the classes documented by the Raíces Digital Archive was spending time on task to practice and apply takedowns.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practice specific sequences of movements in one-on-one training

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira play capoeira one-on-one to train and practice specific sequences of movements of the class.

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Adults class led by Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira explains how negativa saved her life.

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Professora Amazonas leads students in her class in a series of movements that they will use and practice in their training.

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Professora Amazonas demonstrates a sequence of movements for the students in her adult class.

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Dromedario, a member of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, warming up in preparation to train capoeira.

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Professora Amazonas and her student Dromedario warming up with the ginga.

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Professora Amazonas leading class in warm ups and acrobatic exercises before training capoeira.

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Professora Amazonas leads her class in warm ups before training and playing capoeira.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira warming up with the ginga movement. Ginga, which means to rock back and forth or to swing, is footwork that forms the foundation of movement in capoeira.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira learning and studying the songs, rhythms, and music that are played in the batería in the capoeira roda.
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