Capoeira is a UGA club sport and student organization that mixes parts of martial arts, fitness, dance, gymnastics, music and Brazilian culture.
The art form came about when slaves were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean during the colonial period of Brazil. Slaves brought their cultural traditions and religions with them, and Capoeira helped them to resist opperessors by practicing art and culture.
The players line up in a circle and play instruments. I’ll add more this weekend about the history, the two different forms, what the instruments are and the history of the UGA chapter. I also have audio of the sound I took last night during practice. This week, because it’s the beginning of the year and there are several new players, they started learning the instruments. I’ll go back to get more of the dance.