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Original Travel can arrange private or group capoeira and samba lessons in Rio or in Salvador; after all, where better to learn?
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The Afro-Brazilian art form in which pairs of dancers break out from a circle and 'spar' with hands and feet was created by slaves who, it is believed, disguised weapons held between their toes in what appeared to be nothing more than an elaborate dance game.
It is a breathtakingly fast demonstration of human agility and utterly mesmerizing to watch, whether in a formal show or impromptu display.