Saturday Afternoon Street Fairs, The Performers

I spent the most time at the street fairs I went to late last month taking pictures of the performers.  The most interesting ones, and the most difficult to make photos of, were the Capoeira performers.

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It's even difficult to classify what they are, only because one word doesn't seem to cover it.  It's a Brazilian martial art.  The definition I found on the website of the group in the pictures calls it:

"a Brazilian movement form that incorporates martial arts, dance, and song with acrobatics, cleverness, and cunning. It is a dynamic physical and cultural form of expression open to all."

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When it says "open to all," they mean it. Men mixed it up with women, adults with kids. Everyone took turns singing and playing instruments.

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 The video and sound I mentioned last time?  That's not working out quite as I'd like it.  My editing skills aren't quite ready for prime time yet.  I'm working on it.