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2010 | 20 | 4 | 280-289
Article title

Capoeira jako politicky funkční fenomén

Content
Title variants
EN
CAPOEIRA AS A POLITICALLY FUNCTIONING PHENOMENON
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
Capoeira is a Brazilian cultural phenomenon. It is a motion activity at the boundary of fight, dance and play accompanied by specific music and songs, whose outstanding feature is a unique leading musical instrument. Today, capoeira serves as a legacy of slavery because it originates in mingling of the dragged Africans´ cultures with the new environment suppressing every human liberty. The essay deals with the development of capoeira within the political relations of the country. It follows how capoeira reflects the changes of political regimes in Brazil, pointing out that the phenomenon - because of its character - entered into the political events directly, having become a bearer of certain ideas. The author comes to a conclusion that the political significance of the observed phenomenon has changed lately and capoeira is becoming rather an instrument of social mechanisms. The issue if the phenomenon is influencing the political events even today or if it can be a part of political programs remains opened, leaving room for next research.
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Year
Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
280-289
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Kristyna Slezakova, Janacek's Academy of Music, Ceskobratrska 958/40, 702 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11CZAAAA095222
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.3f82e82c-dd6d-36b3-baea-10d11da3bca7
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