Your are picked up at the pier and driven to Salvador´s upper city for a Capoeira class at the Angola Capoeira Association, either at Pelourinho historical centre or the Santo Antonio do Carmo Fort.
Capoeira is a unique African-Brazilian martial art combining sport, self-defence skills, dance, folklore, music, theatre and philosophy. All these elements are connected by the rhythms of percussion instruments such as the atabake and berimbau.
Music is essential to Capoeira tradition. Singing merges with percussion and tales are told through songs sung in Portuguese, conveying Brazilian history and the history of Capoeira.
Everyone can learn how to perform Capoeira and to express it in a unique way. You meet the master who tells about the tradition and provides a one-hour lesson, showing and explaining all the physical and mental benefits that the art form promotes. Learn and gain an understanding of the basic techniques to apply in your own life.