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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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Students break into partner training during the 2019 Halloween roda with Professora Amazonas & Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira.

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Playing in the roda provides capoeiristas and students of capoeira to practice and apply the skills they learn while training and in classes and workshops, but also provide a hands-on opportunity to learn more. Here is an example of students helping…

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Students from Professora Amazonas' children's class participate in the 2019 Halloween roda. These rodas are held on the first Friday of every month and are often themed for celebrations like holidays and birthdays. At these rodas, students have a…

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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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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira sharing songs of capoeira with Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez.

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Pandeiro, a type of frame drum, is one of the instruments used in the batería of capoeira.

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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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Berimbau, an essential instrument in the capoeira batería.

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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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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira training during Professora Amazonas’ holiday inspired rodas.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira who attend children’s classes play in the monthly roda presented by Professora Amazonas’ academy.

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Children who participate regularly as well as guests who are former students are all welcome in the roda.

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Youth who participate in Professora Amazonas’ children's classes attend a monthly roda, often holiday inspired, like the annual Halloween roda.

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Professora Amazonas integrates acrobatics into her classes and training sessions, and students have the chance to apply what they learn in the roda at the end of each class.
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