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“As much as we have that origin, we aren’t African. That has to be perfectly clear. We are a mix. We live something else here. We don’t live in Africa. In fact, we don’t know what it’s like in Africa. It’s really different. For example, we have Capoiera Angola. Capoeira has an African origin, but the way it is today, it’s Brazilian. I think it’s the same with us. We understand where we came from, but we know that we are different. We live in a different reality, so we can’t say we’re African. We’re Afro-descendants. We’re Afro-Brasilian.”

São Paulo, Brasil

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