Afro-Brazilian art form developed in Brazil, with dance, music, acrobatics, kicks and percussion elements. Salt Lake Capoeira has been teaching kids and adults for over 15 years now, under the leadership of Mestre Jamaika, a world renowned capoeira master, also a resident of Salt Lake City.
Capoeira was developed between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries by African slaves imported to Brazil during the slave trade. Prohibited from openly practicing forms of self-defense, slaves living on Brazilian plantations disguised their training by incorporating elements of dance, acrobatics, ritual, and music to their practice.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.