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Game Of Freedom: Mestre Bimba And The Art Of Capoeira

Game Of Freedom: Mestre Bimba And The Art Of Capoeira

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A meia lua whooshed in the air. The strike was evaded and followed with an aú. Two young men were playing capoeira in the middle of the roda. Bimba wanted to play too. Although it is debated when and where capoeira-an art form that blends martial arts, dance, acrobatics, music, and spirituality-originated exactly, one thing is certain: in the early 20th century, Brazil was the only country in the world where capoeira was played, and it was mainly practiced by people of African descent. In 1890, two years after Brazil officially abolished slavery, the game was outlawed. Wealthy, lighter-skinned society feared and looked down on capoeira, seeing it as a game for malandros-what people in power called the poor Black communities they disdained. But in the early 1920s in the city of Salvador, a man called Bimba would advocate for capoeira, and those who practiced it, to be treated with dignity and the respect it deserved. Duncan Tonatiuh's lyrical prose and beloved illustration style, inspired by pre-Columbian codices, tell the story of arguably the greatest capoeirista of all time, who fought to turn a misunderstood, persecuted Afro-Brazilian activity into a celebrated art practiced by millions around the world.

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Title: Game Of Freedom: Mestre Bimba And The Art Of Capoeira
Genre: Animation
Release Date: 3/12/2024
Original Year: 2023
Product Type: DVD
Rated: TVY
Catalog #: 63898
UPC: 9781666638981
Item #: 2609136X

Technical Information

Street Date: 3/12/2024
Original Language: ENG
Run Time: 27 minutes
Studio: Dreamscape