Following Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho's introduction via their 1996 release Capoeira Angola from Salvador, Brazil, the group returns with an even stronger statement, well worth the wait. Delving deeper into capoeira's mental and physical "poetry in motion," the music on Brincando na Roda brings to life the essence of this graceful art form's self-defense-styled movements. An integral part of capoeira, the music is a complementary 'soundtrack' which resulted from a cross-pollination of African origins and Brazilian culture. Capoeira as a whole continues to flourish and spread exponentially throughout the world today. This album received a 2004 GRAMMY Award nominee for Best Traditional World Music Album. Extensive notes in English and Portuguese. 45 minutes.