Uma Vida Pela Capoeira

This film tells the story of the legendary Master Pastinha, Poet and the Guardian of Capoeira Angola.

Capoeira Evolução Batizado

A great video clip of the 2015 Batizado with Contra Mestre Metido and Capoeira Evolução in Austin, TX.

A Capoeira Illuminada

Mestre Bimba, Capoeira Iluminada is a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of Manoel dos Reis Machado, Mestre Bimba.

Learn to play the Berimbau

We hope you enjoy these video tutorials with Mestre Virgulinho on how to play the Berimbau.

São Bento Grande de Angloa

This is a generally a faster paced game played with ample movements. Rasteiras, tesouras, and vingativas are common in this game.


Considered the oldest and most traditional toque. Used for the Angola game, a generally slower paced rhythm…


Banguela is a slower rhythm created by Mestre Bimba. It is a “jogo de floreios”, not in the sense of acrobatics…

São Bento Grande de Mestre Bimba

This rhythm is often called “São Bento Grande de Regional” or simply “Regional”.


A medium-paced and graceful game, it is played traditionally by “formados” (graduated students)…

Santa Maria

Mestre Bimba’s Santa Maria is different from the Santa Maria in Capoeira Angola.

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