Welcome to Papoeira

A Site by Capoeiristas for Capoeiristas

Check out the latest Posts and Podcasts from Papoeira:

What is Papoeira?

Papoeira.com is a podcast and blog for anyone with an interest in Capoeira, regardless of their style, group, or experience.

Perhaps you’ve only just heard of Capoeira and want to do a little research before joining a class, or maybe you’ve been training for years, but want to get deeper into the history and culture, or learn more about different groups and styles.

Hopefully you will find a little something for everyone here. If you don’t find what you are looking for, let us know so we can add it!

Learn Capoeira Songs and their Meanings with Papoeira:

Team Papoeira




Ana Claudia






We are Simon, Ana Claudia and Cinzia, also now known as Lapinha, Cutia and Manteiga since that fateful day we got bitten by the capoeira bug!

One day, we had a thought – To try to create a space where every Capoerista, regardless of nationality, group, style of capoeira, age or ability, could find information, advice, history, curiosities and music… essentially anything that the capoeira bug might demand – Papoeira.com!

Learn Portuguese with Papoeira!

You train, you play, you sing – but can you speak Portuguese?
It’s a must if you want to be a complete Capoeirista.
The good news is that we’re here to help with our new book – Portuguese for Capoeirstas!