This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of the               week and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of each week, the entries will be reviewed and thenmsummarized   into a translation and a definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word  of  the   week.

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This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Compra Compra


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Compra compra literally translates to english as "buy, buy." 

When we use it the capoeira context, it means to have games of capoeira constantly going with players coming and going like someone cutting in to dance with someone else on the dance floor.  The players don't start and finish a game from the berimbau.  The games are essentially ongoing.

There are many different ways to do the same thing as we can see below...

Below is a capoeira de angola roda with Mestre Boca Rica running things at his academy at the Forte da Capoeira in Bahia...

Perhaps a bit closer to home (see if you can recognize some folks), a more contemprary capoeira roda's compra compra ...

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