Capoeira Angola in action

I found this teaser trailer for Capoeira Angola “Come Play With Me My Brother” on the crumpdojo website. The DVD was released in October of 2007 by helicomusic, and includes a soundtrack CD of this very special event.

Some the finest angola capoeirists came together for a roda filmed in Paris. Grupo Capoeira Angola Ypiranga De Pastinha: Mestre Manoel, Mestre Cobra Mansa, Contramestre Dirceu De Angola and Trenels Marcelo Ricardo amongst other angoleiros. The DVD is described as over an hour of nicely edited and multiangled footage celebrating the encounter.

Two documentaries also place this branch of capoeira in it’s spiritual and cultural context and depict the social implication of the CYP in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Also included is a lexis explaining the key notions of this art. The project is also multilingual, with menus and subtitles in Portuguese, French and English. The in-depth translation of the singing also gives an interesting insight on the spiritual and humoristic aspect of capoeira culture.

One of the interviewees from Blvd. Warriors is experienced Capoeira Angola Instructor Eric Neff, a.k.a. Omoade Falade. Falade has appeared in numerous films, including Jean Claude Van Damme’s cult classic Blood Sport, and is the founder of the Capoeira Angola Center of Los Angeles.