Capoeira: Resistance and Resilience

A book display sign featuring a photograph of people practicing capoeira.
Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858, Germani, “Jogar capoêra ou danse de la guerre” (1835).

This book display features selections from the LACC collection in English and Portuguese on the Afro-Brazilian martial art form capoeira. 

Did you know the UF Capoeira Club meets Mondays 5:45-6:45pm at the Reitz Union Dance Studio A/B? No need to sign up and no payment required. Connect with them on Instagram and try capoeira yourself!

Here is a list of print books selected from our stacks as well as eBooks and videos you can access online through the library catalog (use VPN if off campus). 

Selected print books in the Latin American and Caribbean Collection

EBooks and Videos (if not on campus, use VPN): 

Capoeira. Episodes 1-5.  Goulart, Luiz Fernando, director. Bossa Produções; TV Brasil. 2010. Film. Available Online. 

How to become a Capoeira master  Vieira, Jelon; Vieira, Tiba; Howcast. 2015. Available Online.

Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion. Wesolowski, Katya. 2023. Available Online, UF Digital Collections.

Browse the library catalog to find additional materials on capoeira!