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

Saturday 8 February 2014

FICA treinel Dija in London - Classes on Thursday,(13th) Saturday (15th) and Sunday (16th)

Dija or Aldjaie is visiting us and FICA London for a few days. We have known Dija for a long time and seen him grow in Capoeira from his first classes as a young boy. He is now a mature and seasoned teacher -often leading classes in FICA Bahia.

He is still a young Capoeista (born in 1991) from the Fundacao Internacional de Capoeira Angola (FICA) in Salvador. He became Treinel at the last FICA Capoeira Conference in Salvador Bahia with his brother Aloan and others. 

He started capoeira when he was quite young - which is not so surprising once you know he is also Mestre Valmir's son. His talent shined through from his first steps of ginga.

He has a fluid, graceful and at times acrobatic style of playing Capoeira. He loves to play Berimbao and has started a youtube lesson channel if you want to take a look. Alongside his brother Aloan (who was also in London before) he makes up part of Bahia's Capoeira Angola young blood. 

He will be giving music class on Thursdays and then workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 

Take a look at the videos below to get a sense of how he plays and sings. 

Dija playing with his brother Aloan

Dija playing with Guaxini;

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