CAPOEIRA ANGOLA CONFERENCE WEST COAST
OCTOBER 3-6, 2008
From October 3 - 6, 2008, the Capoeira Angola Conference - West Coast will be presented by Ngolo Arts Preservation Society at Roger's Park in Inglewood, California.* As in previous Conferences, the information presented will be invaluable, the energy invigorating and the camaraderie unforgettable. As of now, this is what you can expect at the Conference:
Featured are the exclusive North American appearances this year of:
Mestre Moraes - Founder of Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelhourino (GCAP), Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter. Coming from Salvador, Bahia, Mestre Moraes learned capoeira under Mestre Joao Grande at Mestre Pastinha's academy.
Mestre Jogo de Dentro - Founder of Grupo Sementes do Jogo de Capoeira Angola, singer and musician with several cd's and dvd's to his credit. Coming from his academy in Salvador, Bahia, Mestre Jogo de Dentro acquired his skills under Mestre Joao Pequeno.
THE BRAIN FOOD
Thought provoking discussion to nourish the mind will be led by this year's lecturers:
Dr. T.J. Desch Obi, Professor of History at Baruch College, will be discussing African derived martial traditions in the western hemisphere and signing his recently released book, "Fighting for Honor - The History of African Martial Arts Traditions in the Atlantic World." http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/2008/3718.html
Dr. C. Daniel Dawson is an oft quoted scholar, writer and lecturer on capoeira whose work focuses on African cultural manifestations in the western hemisphere.
SPECIAL ADDITION - THE FILMS
A special feature this year is the premier public screening of the
much anticipated film "Let the Circle Be Unbroken - A Capoeira Odyssey." This is a film which cannot be missed.
Also showing is the award winning film, "Maré Capoeira," detailing the thoughts of a young capoeirista as he considers the challenges of the roda and his life.
SEE YOU IN OCTOBER!
In addition to all of the above, there will be time for fun and
relaxing with your comrades at dance shows, parties and more!
In appreciation for your coming in these trying economic times, we are formulating special pricing deals which which may make the financial cost of attending this year's landmark Conference a little easier to handle. We will forward details later.
* This years Conference is not associated with the Capoeira Angola Center of Los Angeles.