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Capoeira performances highlight 'Taste of Brazil,' Dec. 6

"A Taste of Brazil: Princeton Capoeira Batizado 2003," featuring performances of the Afro-Brazilian art form, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Jadwin Gymnasium.

Capoeira combines acrobatics, music, martial arts and dance. According to historians, capoeira's dance-like movements were used by Brazilian slaves to conceal combat and self-defense training.

Capoeira masters from Brazil and the United States will be featured in the Dec. 6 event, which is sponsored by Princeton Capoeira . It is co-sponsored by the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, Black Graduate Caucus, Program in African Studies, Program in African-American Studies, Program in Latin American Studies, International Center, Office of Religious Life, Undergraduate Student Government Social Fund, Modern Improvisational Music Association and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Admission is free for University ID holders and $15 for others. For more information, contact Samir Succar .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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