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Historical Connections and the Emergence of a National Symbol

Historical Connections and the Emergence of a National Symbol

Chapter:
(p.19) Chapter 1 Historical Connections and the Emergence of a National Symbol
Source:
The Berimbau
Author(s):
Eric A. Galm
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.003.0002

This chapter presents a historical introduction to the berimbau and capoeira. Topics discussed include the history of capoeira in Brazil; the berimbau’s survival and formal association with capoeira; the strong connection between African-derived religious beliefs, capoeira, and the berimbau; and capoeira and gender.

Keywords:   berimbau, capoeira, Brazil, religious beliefs, gender

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