My favorite sites:
Capoeira.com - best international discussion board with over 15000 users
Capoeiragem - capoeira resource page with an e-zine and good links
- great new resource page with databases of mestres, photos, videos, songs,
Capoeirista.com - lists of schools, mestres, song lyrics, websites, and forums. Their links
page has over 900 links
Ozcapoeira - site of Grupo Capoeira Brasil in Sydney, Australia. Lots and lots of high-quality
videos of floreios, rodas, and performances; also pictures, news, links, and extras including a 60-page capoeira songbook!
Capoeiras.com - in Spanish. Nicely designed site with TONS of pictures and videos
(both of rodas and of individual moves)
Open Roda - Teimosia's site with lyrics, articles about capoeira that he translated into
English, a couple ripped videos and mp3s, lots of links
Capoeira-shop - capoeira shirts, pants, shoes, music, instruments, books, videos, magazines, artwork... great service and fast shipping
Brazilianpercussion - berimbaus, atabaques, pandeiros, and other instruments used in the roda.
The berimbaus are much cheaper than any you'll find here in the U.S. - I just ordered one from them (Gope brand) and it arrived
in perfect condition and sounds great!
Sdobrado - based in Brazil, sells accessories, cords, CDs, DVDs, videos, magazines,
instruments, and clothes
Afrobahia - AfroBahia has a HUGE selection of capoeira pants in a ton of colors and sizes
- even short people like me!!! I bought most of my pants from them while I
was in Salvador. Also carries capris, pants cut for women, and shorts.
Schools and groups:
Instead of attempting to create a complete list of schools and their websites,
I'm giving you links to sites with very nicely organized lists of thousands of schools. Enjoy!
Capoeuropa - click on "Academies" for a comprehensive list of schools in Europe
The Capoeira List - great list of schools in the U.S., Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto
sonia-portuguese.com - Awesome site by Sonia, native Brazilian Portuguese speaker who is a
qualified and experienced teacher of the language. Extensive sections for pronunciation and grammar, phrases, a message board,
and her book and CD-rom course for sale
Portuguese Language Online - Comprehensive online dictionary; however, it is all in Portuguese, so I recommend it for more proficient speakers
who are having a hard time finding particular words
***more Portuguese and Brazilian culture links coming soon!***