Capoeira is a cross between a martial art and a dance, performed to music. It originated, and is most common, in Brazil but is practised all over the world. Here you can find a history, pictures and explanations of it, with a glossary, and recordings of typical capoeira rhythms.
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/kapoohayrə/ noun a Brazilian martial art and dance form which originated among slaves of African descent capoeirista /kapoo·ireestə/ ...