The game is competed between two athletes playing according to the style required by the rhythm of the musical instruments. The sport doesn’t focus on knocking down the opponent rather it emphasizes skill. Capoeiristas often prefer to allow the opponent to recover and get back into the game.
The game of Capoeira finishes when one of the athletes decide to leave or call the end of the game or when any other capoeirista interrupts the match to start playing either with one of the current athletes or with any other capoeirista.
Music is an integral part of the sport which sets the style and tempo that is to be played within the roda. The Capoeira music is formed by singing and instruments which are arranged in a row formed by three berimbaus, two pandeiros, three atabaques, one agogo and one ganza. This format of the instruments may vary based on the capoeira group’s traditions and the style of roda.,
The sport can be played anywhere but is mostly played in a roda. It is a circle formed by capoeira musical instruments and capoeiristas and each of the participants sings some typical songs and claps their hands following the music.
Charreria originated in the 16th century when Spanish conquerors brought horses and cattle in America. The vast agricultural landscape of Texas allowed them to raise cattle and practise their herding as a sport. Very soon, this sport became an integral part of the Mexican tradition.
At the start of the 1930s decade, Mexican president Abelardo Rodriguez, declared charrería to be the country’s national sport. Also, since 2007, an annual world Charreria championship is held in Oregon by the Unión de Asociaciones de Charros de Oregon.
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