This week's video(s) takes us through what may be considered cousin art forms of capoeira. These videos show other people of African descent, in other parts of the new world, participating in their some of their respective pastimes.

 

These first two videos are from primary sources, meaning they are the actual people at the time participating in the art.

Ag`ya of Martinique

 

The first two are from Mestre Nenel's work in Bahia at their 2006 formatura. He said these performers are from Ilha da Reuniao. More info to come after the holidays.

According to french wikipedia Moringue came about in Madagascar in the 1700's

 

And now something from a little closer to our neck of the woods... mardi gras indians singing after a funeral

 

Finally, from Nigeria, two contemporary accounts about Dambe Boxing. The first is a CNN report on it, and then a link to a raw video of the art which must be viewed at YouTube's website.

 

click here for Dambe Boxing video #2

 

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