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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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Professora Amazonas singing and playing the pandeiro in the roda in costume.

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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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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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Professora Amazonas foretelling the closing of the roda through song.

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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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Professora Amazonas demonstrating capoeira movements with Rasta, a member of her class and Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira.

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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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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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Cavalo, member of Grupo Capoeira de Liberdade training with Professora Amazonas

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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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Practicing capoeira movements in lines before one-on-one training and playing in the adult Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira class taught by Professora Amazonas

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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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