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Early capoeira.

Early capoeira.

Capoeira is a combination of African and Brazilian martial arts and it is said that it cannot exist without black men but its birthplace is Brazil.  It was first born in the Brazilian sugar cane plantations in the early 16th century, when slaves shipped from West Africa started to practice fighting and self defense. It has a dark history including slavery, oppression and war.

I was watching a video on YouTube and it seemed like a peaceful ritual of some sort, people were playing drums and singing, and in the middle of the circle there are people dancing softly but swiftly. What if behind those soft movements, which look like peaceful ritual dancing, lays a lethal form of martial art?

Two students praticing at the Brazilian Embassy here in Guyana. o um one more thing this pic was stolen (i know ..i know ).

Two students praticing at the Brazilian Embassy here in Guyana. o um one more thing this pic was stolen (i know ..i know ).



Nevertheless, it is becoming popular in Guyana, a few months ago I saw three guys rehearsing in the Botanical Gardens and despite the fact that it was banned in Brazil, not long ago I found out that it is being thought at the Brazilian Embassy here and that Guyanese youths are learning the peaceful way of fighting (contemporary capoeira).


I am clueless …..yes you heard me clueless, I mean this thing had me baffled ever since I memorized the months of the year and really understand why we have them (if you know what I mean). I would like to know (seriously know) why is it at this time of the year people crave extra cash, even if it means that they will borrow the money just to spend it aimlessly or to prepare for a day.


A day that 95% of them(Yes indeed it is 95% of the Guyanese population that do this, there is no need for a census) where was i ? o yes …they do not really give a shit about that day because we all know that they are only anticipating and are preparing for when friends and family visit to show off on them and then when January comes they are penny less.


Yet every year they continue to do this pitiful deed. o gosh when will they learn?


As for me all I do is look out for the great parties and make sure that I look pretty enough at the parties while drinking a lovely glass of wine ( as you know this is the time also when its ok to have wine at dinners and social gatherings) 


Anyways back to workJ.