New York City, USA: New Years Day Roda

A note from New York:

Hey All,

Everyone is welcome to celebrate and bring in the New Year with a New Years Roda at the "Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande"

on New Years Day, January 1st 2009

the festivities will commence at 2:00 PM until..(so be sure to come early)

the cost will be $20.00 cash only please

There will be snacks, but feel free to bring something healthy (fruit, juice, water..)

dress code: comfortable shoes or sneakers
shirt that tucks into your pants (no tank tops)

all styles and levels welcome

the location: Capoeria Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande
104 West 14th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Muito Obrigado
Feliz Ano Novo!
from Mestre Joao Grande

Have fun!


Washington, DC: First Roda of the Year!!

Come celebrate with us!
Hello People

ICAF-DC will host our first roda of 2009 this coming Saturday, January 3rd at 11:00 am... Come start the new year playing capoeira with your camaradas!!!

This is a open roda, invite your friends and family to share this moment with them... please wear shoes and white clothes...

See you there!!!

FICA - Fundação Internacional de Capoeira Angola ICAF - International Capoeira Angola Foundation 733 Euclid Street, NW WDC 20001 202-322-0828


New York City, USA: Dancing & Prancing Holiday Party

Capoeira Angola holiday party.
Hosted by Mestre Ombrinho and Capoeira Angola Quintal

Saturday, December 20 • 3pm–midnight • $10
107 Suffolk Street, Room 307, NYC
(btwn Delancey & Rivington Streets)
F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex Street

Join the fun and imbibe all the flavor of this great event on Saturday, December 20th.
Keep it toasty at this annual holiday benefit for NYCC’s nonprofit center and work.

Dance, prance, chat, drink, eat and have a great time: Capoeira roda 3pm-6pm.

Gourmet international buffet starts at 6pm.

DJ and dancing 8pm-midnight.

And if you see Santa in the roda, watch out. Word has it he's kicking ass and taking names (and making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty and nice... )


São Paulo, Brazil: End of the Year Roda, Grupo Nzinga

A note from São Paulo:


To close up the year with positive vibrations and to commemorate the good changes that have been going on with Grupo Nzinga de Capoeira Angola/SP, we invite you all to vadiar with us at our closing rodas at our spaces in the Zona Norte and Pinheiros do Nzinga/SP.


Zona Norte:
December 18, 8 pm above the metro Jardim São Paulo
contact: Piter (9919-1105) or Fininho (2265-5704)

December 19, 7:30 pm
rua dos Cariris, 13
Have a >blast<.


Philadelphia, USA: End of the Year Roda

Capoeira Angola

Ritual - Dance - Martial Art - Music - Song

FICA-Philadelphia 2008 Closing Roda

Roda de Branco
December 13, 2008
2 - 6 pm

MLK Recreation Center
22nd & Cecil B. Moore Avenue

215 - 500 - 5987
info (at) icafphilly (dot) org

"Capoeira is malicia, it is cleverness. It is everything that the mouth eats."
- Mestre Pastinha

Thanks to Kamau for the flyer.

New York City: Event with Mestre João Grande

Roots of Capoeira Angola

Join the Capoeira Angola Center of
Mestre João Grande
for a special one-day intensive workshop

Saturday, January 3, 2009
10 am - 7 pm
$40, before December 24, 2008
$50, after December 24, 2008

Capoeira Angola Center
104 W 14th Street, #3
New York City, New York 10011
(212) 899- 6975
info (at) joaogrande (dot) org

Movements, music, and a Q&A session with Mestre João Grande on the legacy of os Antigos (the venerated elder mestres of Capoeira Angola: Ms Pastinha, Waldemar, Cobrinha Verde, Traira, Daniel Noronha, Livino Diogo, and others).

All levels of experience are welcome.

To register, please:
- send an email to info (at) joaogrande (dot) com to let us know that you are coming
- send a check payable to Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande, Inc. by mail to the address above

For more information, check out our website.

Thanks to T Gege for the flyer.


Salvador, Brazil: End of the Year Rodas

Next weekend will be a busy one in Salvador. Don't forget your white clothes:

Friday, December 12
7 pm
End of the Year Roda at Nzinga
Alto da Sereia, Rio Vermelho

Friday, December 12
7 pm
End of the Year Roda with Grupo Zimba
Via Magia, Federacao

Saturday, December 13
9:30 am
End of the Year Roda at FICA-Bahia
(white clothes)
Rua Carlos Gomes, no. 111

And, in 2009

Saturday, January 10
9:30 am
First Roda of the Year at FICA-Bahia
(white clothes)
Rua Carlos Gomes, no. 111


Mexico DF: End of the Year Roda

A note from Mexico:

Grupo Terreiro Mandinga de Angola, founded by Mestre Pedrinho de Caxias, invites the community to participate in its end of the year roda.

Casa de Cultura La Pirámide
Calle 24, esq. cerrada Pirámide
Col. San Pedro de los Pinos, metro San Antonio, Orange Line.
Mëxico DF.

Friday, December 19, 7 pm

Take care.


Grupo Terreiro Mandinga de Angola, México, fundado por Mestre Pedrinho de Caxias, convida a toda la comunidad a participar de la roda de fin de año.

Casa de Cultura La Pirámide
Calle 24 ,esq. cerrada Pirámide
Col. San Pedro de los Pinos , metro San Antonio, linea naranja.
Mëxico DF.

Viernes 19 de diciembre, 18hs.

Se cuidan.