Capoeira DancersApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The streets of Bahia are frequently lined with entertainment and history in the form of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art/dance form. Capoeira is an ancient dance practiced by 18th century Brazilian slaves as their masters saw it only as an innocent recreational dance accompanied by berimbau, tambourine and chanting, but therein lies the dichotomy of the dance as underneath the surface lies disciplined martial art. Capoeira is in fact a serious martial art form that takes years of dedicated study to master; however, the music that accompanies it as well as the fluid movements are both captivating and beautiful.