Capoeira Angola is a phenomenon of the African Diaspora, developed from the N’golo ritual. But what of the African diaspora in other parts of the world?
In Martinque, the art form of Danmyé (or Ladja or Ag'ya) developed from the N’golo ritual, like Capoeira Angola. One site notes:
The singer spurs on the wrestlers by means of provocative lyrics. These lyrics are derived from the history of Martinique. They either praise a famous "major" or highlight the qualities of courage, strength or even wickedness of one of the wrestlers.Sound familiar?
The video is pretty amazing, and it is interesting to note the similarities and differences between the two forms.