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I’ve always been fascinated by capoeira angola; I love the playful yet dangerous dynamic that exists in the game.
I’m not an expert on angola by any means, but I think one of the best examples of this dynamic exists in the Chamada, which, up until a few days ago, I was woefully ignorant about.
One of the reasons I’ve never participated in an angola roda is because I would have no idea about what I’m doing, and that holds me back because I have tons of respect for the traditions and rules of the angola game. Of these traditions, I think it’s really the Chamada that has held me back the most; I’d have no idea what to do if someone called me to one. And the last thing I’d want to do is make a mockery of capoeira angola by ignoring it or trying to make something up.
Thanks to Angoleiro’s blog, I now know more about the Chamada than I ever have. I don’t think watching a couple of videos and reading a blog post makes me ready to jump into an angola roda, but his post about the Chamada is very informative, and I’m glad he decided to write about it.
Go check it out, I’m sure you can learn something too!
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