Interviews

Mestre Zé Antonio

Interview with Mestre Zé Antonio – Barracão da Capoeira

José Antônio dos Santos de Almeida, AKA Mestre Zé Antônio, was born in Guaratinguetá-SP on 07/01/1958. He began Capoeira at age 15 with Cledir Fitipaldi. In this interview he shares with us not only his experiences in Capoeira, but also talks about the importance of music in his life, and the afro-brazilian folkloric dance Jongo. …

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Interview with Mestra Nega Uara – Grupo Senzala

From a very young age, Alessandra AKA Mestra Nega, began to show that strong character and energy that she is renowned for. Who besides Nega would have dared to begin to teach classes in a favela at only 12 years old? Pure adrenaline and a huge heart have led the capoeirista community to adore her. …

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