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  • Mestre pe de Chumbo and Professor Mestra...
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 23, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Mestre Pe de Chumbo plays his senior student Professor Mestrando Jurubeba in a game knows as "jogo de dentro."

  • Mestre Joao Pequeno and Pe de Chumbo
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 23, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    Mestre Pe de Chumbo plays a game with his teacher Joao Pequeno who is at the time 90 years old.

  • Mestres Pe de Chumbo and Cobrinha
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 23, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Mestre Pe de Chumbo plays a game of capoeira with Mestre Cobrinha, founder of FICA.

  • Mestres Pe de Chumbo and Ciro Lima
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 23, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    Mestre Pe de Chumbo plays his colleague and friend Mestre Ciro Lima.

  • Mestre Pastinha 1950s
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 23, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    This video features footage of Mestre Pastinha, founder of CECA, demonstrating movements and playing capoeira. The video is one of the few videos that captures the capoeira of the great Mestre Pastinha.

  • Interview with Mestre Pe de Chumbo in As...
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 23, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    This excerpt from a documentary of the Asheville Capoeira group features Mestre Pe de Chumbo speaking to the importance of spirit, music and tradition.

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    CECA Encounter 2009
    by Capoeira Asheville on August 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    This video documents the attendence of the Asheville Capoeira group in the CECA 2009 Encounter in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


    This video documents the 2009 CECA Capoeira Encounter from the perspective of an American capoeira student. It uses photographs, text and video footage to present the viewer with an overview of the encounter. The video also offers viewers a deeper understanding of the traditional form of capoeira angola by introducing many of the important capoeira elders. The video concludes by highlighting some of the projects which use capoeira angola as a tool to empower communities and engage under-served youth.

    The Centro Esportivo de Capoeira Angola (CECA) was founded in the early 1940's by Mestre Pastinha, a capoeira master who today is known as the grandfather of Capoeira Angola. Today Mestre Pastinha's work is continued by Joao Pequeno's graduated students including Mestre Pe de Chumbo, Mestre Ciro Lima, Professor Zoinho and Professora Nani.




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