Our group is a welcoming, down earth group led by experienced teachers with many years of experience of Capoeira Angola in Brazil. Both Beginners and those who have done capoeira before are welcome.Join our blossoming group learning to play Capoeira. While learning to keep your wits about you you will learn movement, music, rhythm and new ways of looking at the world. Capoeira is one of the defining arts of African Brazil expressing the essence of resistance to oppression, dedication to beauty and skill and collective play. Enslaved African's provided the base on which Capoeira Angola developed into a mature art form with complex music, lyrical, ritual and physical self-expression. Classes currently on Wednesdays at 7.30

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Roda this Wednesday - Montly Roda Memorias da Gengibirra

Its already that time again!. The Memorias da Ginigbirra Roda again this Wednesday with FICA London (http://ficalondon.org/) in Stockwell. 

All are welcome to join our joint monthly roda. 

The Roda will be at the YMCA Stockwell - just a few steps down the Stockwell Road from the tube station.

To get us all in the mood below is another Pastinha video from from the 1960s. Lots of really interesting details in this video to think about - just look at how its changed since the other video from the 50s.

Its a French TV film and was made just after Brazil and Bahia had become a focus for academics for its African heritage. 

A generation of academics and young researchers, many financed by UNESCO, focused on racial issues in daily life in Brazil for the first time. While sometimes misguided and prejudiced much of the attention that Capoeira, Candomble and racial issues in Brazil got in terms of the international media in the 60s came from this academic work. For more of a read take a look at some of the articles oat http://www.geledes.org.br/esquecer-jamais.

Our good friend Toca will be back soon and the roda will revert to the normal schedule between FICA london and Stockwell. 


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