Rolha Capoeira

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It’s easy enough to search an online bookstore, such as Barnes and Noble or Amazon, for “capoeira” and take a chance on whatever comes up—but if you aren’t familiar with the authors or specific topics, how will you know where to begin?

This list is meant for the beginner: someone who is just starting their capoeira journey and hunting for as much information as any human can reasonably absorb. Your enthusiasm will be rewarded with three essential books: two from well-respected mestres (masters of capoeira) that give a great overview of the art’s philosophy and history, and one superbly researched book on the less cliché aspects of its history in Brazil and beyond. After you’ve digested these three, you’ll have a much better idea of where to go next. Enjoy!