The Brazilian Embassy will be celebrating the recognition of Capoeira as a Brazilian Cultural Heritage with the release of a magazine on its origins and development.
The event will have the presence of Mestre João Grande and Mestre Camisa, as well as other capoeira masters from Brazil and Capoeira Schools in the area.
There will be a discussion between groups that follow the two main lines of Capoeira: 'Angola and Regional'.
If you play capoeira come dressed to join a big 'roda' and to participate in workshops. It is a free event and open to the public.
Location: Historic Society of Washington, DC
801 K Street, NW
Mount Vernon Square
Washington, DC 20001
From 10:00 to 11:00 set up and registration
From 11:00 to 12:00 Open remarks and lunch, DVD screening.
From 12:00 to 2:00 pm - Conference with Mestres Joao Grande e Mestre Camisa
From 2:00 to 3:30 pm - Capoeira roda open to everyone!!!
At 3:30 pm there will be a closing celebration with the drum troupe Batala outside the Building until 4:00 pm
Brazilian Embassy website
Mestre João Grande website
Mestre Camisa website
ICAF DC website
Abada DC website
THERE WILL BE WORKSHOPS AND RODAS FRIDAY AND SUNDAY!!! FOR MORE INFO ON THAT CONTACT YARA CORDEIRO AT abadadc (at) gmail (dot) com OR FICA DC at ficadc (at) hotmail (dot) com !!
See you all there!!!
Washington, DC: Schedule of Events
This is the schedule for the event on September 13 hosted by the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC in honor of capoeira's recognition by the Brazilian government as a cultural patrimony.