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Members of Capoeira Senzala perform the dance and music of the Afro-Brazilian Maculelê tradition at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018 in Highland Park, NJ. The sticks are struck together in rhythm with the drums.

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Sapulha Senzala of Capoeira Senzala playing pandeiro during the Maculelê segment of the group’s performance in the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series in July 2018.

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Student preparing to dance maculélé, an Afro-Brazilian dance form closely related to capoeira. The history maculélé is closely related to honoring the workers of the sugarcane plantations of Brazil, with the movements of the dance reflecting the…

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Students preparing to dance maculélé, an Afro-Brazilian dance form closely related to capoeira in Professora Amazonas’ children’s capoeira class.

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Similar to capoeira, maculélé is a martial arts and dance combination, which uses sticks and machetes to not only fight, but also keep the rhythm. Students in Professora Amazonas’ class use plastic machetes to learn, practice and play.

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Professora Amazonas students dancing maculélé, an Afro-Brazilian dance form. This movement in the dance is a collective tribute to the ancestors.

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Like capoeira, maculélé is danced in a circle. It also utilizes a similar arrangement in the batería.

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In Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, all students learn, study and play the musical instruments featured in the variety of forms taught and practiced in classes and training.

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Like capoeira, maculélé is an Afro-Brazilian dance form that disguises combat. Unlike capoeira, maculélé utilizes sticks and machetes in the combat play.

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Youth student of Professora Amazonas playing the drum patterns for students practicing the maculélé movements.

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Youth student of Professora Amazonas playing the agogô for students practicing maculélé.

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Students practice maculélé, an Afro-Brazilian dance form closely related to capoeira in Professora Amazonas’ children’s capoeira class.

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Like the capoeira roda, maculélé is played in a circle that includes the dancers/players and the batería or drummers.

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Student dancing with plastic machetes, practicing the Afro-Brazilian dance/combat form of maculélé

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When training, students playing maculélé break from the circle to practice their dance/combat in pairs.

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Students in Professora Amazonas’ children’s class dancing maculélé, an Afro-Brazilian dance form closely related to capoeira.

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Students dance maculélé in a circle, using their sticks to keep rhythm along with the drums.

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Maculelê is an Afro-Brazilian art form that is part of the practice of capoeira. Maculelê can be practiced with either machetes or sticks, which when struck together become a part of the rhythm and music.

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