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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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Members of Grupo Senzala de Capoeira playing capoeira at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series, July 14, 2018.


About Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and shared their knowledge of…

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Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presenting songs, instruments and movements of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form and cultural tradition.

Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and…

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Dance by Mestre Zumbi and Jean Vieux at the Raíces Music Concert Series 2018

Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and shared their knowledge of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira at the Reformed Church…

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Dance by Mestre Zumbi and Jean Vieux at the Raíces Music Concert Series 2018

Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and shared their knowledge of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira at the Reformed Church…

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Capoeira Senzala in a group photo with Raíces Cultural Center Co-founder and Archive Curator Nicole Wines after their performance at the 2018 Raíes Roots Music Concert Series.

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Mestre Zumbi and Francisco G. Gómez exchange words and gestures of affection and gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate on sharing the cultural traditions of capoeira from Brazil at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

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Mestre Zumbi of Capoeira Senzala giving thanks to the audience, organizers and fellow performers at their presentation at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series July 2018 in Highland Park, NJ.

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Students in the Capoeira Senzala school were invited to share with the audience at the groups performance during the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

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Capoeira is more than a martial art or dance, it is a community and way of life that builds character and guides its practitioners with a set of values. Students are requested to share what they have learned with the community.

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Mestre Zumbi of Capoeira Senzala invites students and youth capoeiristas to the stage to share about their own experiences with capoeira.

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Capoeira Senzala’s Mestre Zumbi introduced all forms of dance, music and song presenting in their concert as variations of capoeira, as they come from the same roots and share similar elements, such as samba dance in a circle, or roda, like in…

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Drummers performing with Capoeira Senzala in July 2018 at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series in Highland Park, NJ

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Capoeira Senzala performs the samba tradition at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018, adding the element of theatrical narrative to their performance.

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Capoeira Senzala demonstrates the evolution of the samba tradition by adding the element theatrical narrative to their presentation of samba dance, rhythms and songs at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series in July 2018.

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Capoeira Senzala illustrates the evolution of the samba tradition by adding the element of theater and theatrical narrative to their samba performance at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series in July 2018.

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Capoeira Senzala’s Sapulha Senzala is “stabbed” by Levi Cacique de Ramos Guerrero in a choreographed narrative samba dance dramatizing a fight and stabbing.

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Capoeira Senzala members Sapulha Senzala and Levi Cacique de Ramos Guerrero choreographed a narrative samba dance dramatizing a fight and stabbing.

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Capoeira Senzala shares the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Samba in Highland Park, NJ as part of the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018, adding a dramatic flare as the dance tells a story.

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Samba is another art form within the range of Afro-Brazilian folkloric traditions. Samba rhythms, dance and songs vary throughout different regions of Brazil, as well as the diaspora.
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