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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.

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.

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.

Like many African derived music and dance traditions, songs and chants in capoeira are sung using call and response. All members of the group present, including the drummers and musicians, respond to the lead singer with the chorus of the song.

Capoeiristas from Grupo Senzala perform the Brazilian art of capoeira, sharing their traditions, culture and music with our community in Highland Park, NJ.

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

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…

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.

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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