Five centuries ago, slaves from West Africa who ended up in Brazil practiced capoeira as a martial art, a game, and a way to keep their native cultures alive. Since then it's been spreading like a fever through the forests of Brazil, and landing in places as distant as Berkeley, California and Madison, Wisconsin. But as capoeira gets farther and farther from home, is it still recognizable?
- Nestor Capoeira, capoeira master, founder of the "London School of Contemporary Dance" capoeira program, author of "The Little Capoeira Book" and "Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game"
- Acordeón, capoeira master, founder of Capoeira Arts in California
- Joshua Rosenthal, professor of Latin American History at Western Connecticut State University