capoeira


  • 11th - 20th January 1937
     II AFRO-BRAZILIAN CONGRESS
    Capoeira de Angola - 14th January

    Information

    The 2nd Congress counted with the presence of Edison de Souza Carneiro (organizer), Martiniano do Bonfim, Camargo Guarnieri and Jorge Amado. Arthur Ramos and Melville Herskovits didn't participate in person.

    Carneiro had good intentions when he wrote to Arthur Ramos:

    "Club Itapagipe will lend us the tennis court for capoeira games. [..] Lets establish the Union of Capoeiras of Bahia, with the best capoeiras of the land. Maybe we do the same - and you know how this is difficult - with the saints-fathers."*

    However these unions were never founded.

    *Fundação Biblioteca Nacional - Archive Arthur Ramos - I 35, 25, 880 - Letter of Edison de Souza Carneiro to Arthur Ramos.
    CARNEIRO, Edison de Souza. Letter to Arthur Ramos clarifying why the II Afro-Brazilian Congress was postponed, showing the intention to found the Union of the Capoeiras of Bahia and agreeing to pay tribute to Nina Rodrigues during the congress.
    Bahia, 12/12/1936. 2 p. Orig. Dat.

    Regatta Club Itapagipe where the capoeira show took place in 1937

    Regatta Club Itapagipe


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    • 2° Afro-Brazilian Congress

      Diario de Notícias 06.01.1937

    • 2° Afro-Brazilian Congress

      Diario de Notícias 07.01.1937

    • Read page 1 below.

    • Read page 2 below.

    • Today is set up the 2° Afro-Brazilian Congress

      Estado da Bahia 11.01.1937

    • Second Afro-Brazilian Congress - how its setup session took place

      Estado da Bahia 12.01.1937

    • Read page 3 below.

    • Read page 4 below.

    • Barbosa and Juvenal.
      Read page 5 below.

    • Read page 6 below.

    • Read page 7 below.

    • Today ends the Afro-Brazilian Congress

      Estado da Bahia 20.01.1937

    • The 2° Afro-Brazilian Congress ended

      Estado da Bahia 20.01.1937

    • Read page 8 below.

    • Bahia, 1937. Field notebook; as drawn by the composer [Camargo Guarnieri], Aninha's shrine.

    II Afro-Brazilian Congress


    The texts

    • page 1

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      2° Afro-Brazilian Congress - The program of works of this important scientific discussion

      [..] On the afternoon of the 13th and the 14th on the basketball field in Regatta Club Itapagipe, which was gallantly lended by the president of this club, dr. Antonio Mattos, will be, respectively, demonstrations of samba and capoeira, those last ones under the immediate leadership of Samuel Querido de Deus, considered by his companions of "vadiação" as the best capoeirista of Bahia.

      Estado da Bahia 08.01.1937

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      page 2

      2° Afro-Brazilian Congress - The program of works of this important discussion

      [..] The 13th - Ordinary session, at 9 o'clock. Exhibition of samba and batuque on the basketball court of Club de Regatas Itapagipe, at 14 1/2 hours. Visit to the Holy Cross Centre of Aché do Opô Afonjá in São Gonçalo do Retiro, at 20 hours; The 14th - Exhibition of capoeira de Angola, under the leadership of Samuel Querido de Deus, on the basketball field of Regatta Club Itapagipe, at 9 o'clock.

      Estado da Bahia 11.01.1937

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      page 3

      Yesterday at Afro-Brazilian Congress

      [..] CAPOEIRA DE ANGOLA
      At half past nine in the morning, there will be, on the basketball field of Regatta Club Itapagipe, a demonstration of capoeira de Angola, the fetishist fight of the bantu negroes of Bahia. The "vadiação" will be led by Samuel Querido de Deus, who is considered by his peers as the best capoeirista of Bahia, and there will be a contest of Barbosa, Onça Preta, Juvenal, Zeppelin, Bugaia, Fernandes, Eutychio, Nenen, Zei, Ambrosio, Barroso, Arthur Mattos, Raphael, Edgard, Damião and other adepts of the great art of Mangangá.

      Estado da Bahia 13.01.1937

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      page 4

      Second Afro-Brazilian Congress

      [..] CAPOEIRA DE ANGOLA
      Today, in the morning, there was a demonstration of capoeira de Angola in the Regatta Club Itapagipe, of which 'vadiação' various capoeiristas took part, including Barbosa, Zeppelin, Bugaia, Onça Preta, Juvenal and others.

      Estado da Bahia 14.01.1937

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      page 5

      Capoeiristas Barbosa and Juvenal in a special demonstration for the Afro-Brazilian Congress of Bahia
      Juvenal stays probably to the right since he used to play barefoot
      14.01.1937
      Regatta Club Itapagipe (see the location on Google Maps below)
      Author: Carneiro, Édison

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      page 6

      What will be the second Afro-Brazilian Congress of Bahia

      [..] The 14th - Exhibition of capoeira de Angola, under the leadership of Samuel Querido de Deus, on the basketball field of Regatta Club Itapagipe, at 9 o'clock.

      Diario da Manhã 15.01.1937

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      page 7

      The last meetings of the Afro-Brazilian Congress

      [..] Well-applauded were also the special demonstrations of samba and of capoeira de Angola for the Congress on the basketball field of Regatta Club Itapagipe.

      Estado da Bahia 18.01.1937

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      page 8

      2° Afro-Brazilian Congress

      [..] The congress decided for the religious liberty of the negroes of Bahia and of Brazil and decided to create the Afro Brazilian Institute of Bahia, which would deal with founding samba and capoeira de Angola schools.

      Estado da Bahia 21.01.1937


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