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This podcast is dedicated to educating people on the history of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Each episode will focus on either an important historical figure or Capoeira song, and will examine what we can learn about the past and future of Capoeira from those stories.

Singing for Survival: Capoeira History Mike Pinto

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This podcast is dedicated to educating people on the history of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Each episode will focus on either an important historical figure or Capoeira song, and will examine what we can learn about the past and future of Capoeira from those stories.

    Madame Satã: What it Means to be a Malandro

    Madame Satã: What it Means to be a Malandro

    Today's episode is about an extremely interesting legend in recent Capoeira history. We will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro in the early 1900's, only a few decades after slavery was abolished, and while Capoeira was still explicitly illegal. We are...

    • 25 min
    Dandara & Luisa Mahin: How Racism and Sexism Affects our Histories

    Dandara & Luisa Mahin: How Racism and Sexism Affects our Histories

    In this episode we take a look at the histories of Dandara and Luisa Mahin, and discuss how institutional racism and sexism has affected how they are remembered and viewed today.Dandara is commonly known as the wife of Zumbi, and was a fierce warrior...

    • 39 min
    Lampiao: Follow-up and Questions

    Lampiao: Follow-up and Questions

    In this episode, I go over some questions that were sent in about Lampiao and go over a song describing life in the sertao. It's nice to have another opportunity to look more into Lampiao and this unique region of Brazil!Send questions and suggestions...

    • 20 min
    Lampião: King of the Sertão

    Lampião: King of the Sertão

    In this episode, we look into the history of Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, also known as Lampião! Lampião is a very important folkloric hero of the Brazilian sertão, who is often seen as a Robin-Hood like figure. The full history of Lampião is...

    • 52 min
    Zumbi: Follow-up and Questions

    Zumbi: Follow-up and Questions

    In this episode, I go through a handful of questions that were sent in relating to our last episode on Zumbi and the Quilombos dos Palmares. These questions lead us to a lot of interesting places, such as African rooted arts in the Caribbean and present...

    • 23 min
    Zumbi and the Quilombos dos Palmares

    Zumbi and the Quilombos dos Palmares

    In this episode, we dive into the history of the Quilombos dos Palmares, as well as the most famous person to come from there, Zumbi! Here we will talk about how the Quilombos came to exist, and why the Palmares were so important to Brazilian and...

    • 36 min

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