Reminder! Register for Zumbi/Pastinha Weekend Soon!

Hey folks, just a reminder that the deadline for discounted registration to this year's Zumbi/Pastinha weekend event in DC is October 1st.

Don't miss out on this great event. Its going to be a lot of fun.

Zumbi-Pastinha Weekend Event
Washington, DC USA
November 12 - 15
Invited Mestres: Mestre Cobra Mansa, Mestre Jurandir & Mestre Valmir

Conference Costs:
Received by October 1st: $75.00 (by cash or check, make check to ICAF-DC)
Received October 1st: $78.00 (using PayPal send to ficadc@hotmail.com)

After October 1st: $90.00 (by cash or check, make check to ICAF-DC)
After October 1st: $93.00 (using PayPal send to ficadc@hotmail.com)

Register here!!
See you all in the roda.


Caixa Pregos, Bahia, Brazil: Semeando 2010 (já!)


In commemoration of 20 years of struggle and resistance, the Grupo Semente do Jogo de Angola will be hosting the VII International Capoeira Angola Encounter in Salvador and on the island of Caixa Pregos, Bahia, in 2010.

It will also be the inauguration of the home of the group on the island of Caixa Prega and the release of the book “Jogo de Angola – Mestre Jogo de Dentro, Vida e Obra”.

Beyond this, there will be capoeira angola, samba de roda, percussion, and afro-dance workshops as well as video screenings.

There will be various mestres, friends and those responsible for each affiliate of the group present at the event.

Date: December 26, 2010 – January 10, 2011

Schedule of events

Contact number:(55) (71) 8727-7127
contato (at) sementedojogodeangola (dot) org (dot) br
Blog of Grupo Semente do Jogo de Angola

payment options

São Paulo, Brazil: Gimme Candy!!!

III Caruru de São Cosme & Damião
da Casa Mestre Ananías
Cia Dubêrro: storytelling

Games for kids
Samba de Roda
Garoa do Recôncavo

September 27
1:00 pm
Rua Conselheiro Ramalho, 943

Free to the public

Have a >blast!<

São Paulo, Brazil: Ongira para Angola This Weekend


Semente do Jogo de Angola
September 25 - 27
São Paulo, Brazil

Alan - (11) 8265-4788
Formigão - (11) 8547-4664
Leila - (11) 8345-9045
Simone - (11) 9324-1389

Visit their website for more information.

Helsinki, Finland: 2 Mestre Weekend

Mestre Cobra Mansa and Mestre Valmir will be in Helsinki October 16 - 18. Here are the details:
Oi camaradas!

Welcome to M. Cobra Mansa's and M. Valmir's workshop in Helsinki in 16.-18.10.2009. Unfortunately we have to limit number of participants so it's better to register in advance. Please, bring your own instruments if possible and dress up properly (shoes, trousers and t-shirt). Also let us know if you need accommodation.

Place: Zodiak, Kaapelitehdas (Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki)

Fri 16.10. 18:00-22:00
Sat 17.10. 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-21:00
Sun 18.10. 11:00-19:00

Price: 90e (80e if paid before 9th October)
Friday 25e
Saturday 40e
Sunday 40e

Registration and information:
tapani (at) capoeira-angola (dot) fi

Paying in advance:
Bank: Nordea
Receiver: Tapani Suihkonen
Account number: 102035-97926
IBAN: FI22 1020 3500 0979 26
Message: your name, workshop Cobra Mansa & Valmir



Tervetuloa M. Cobra Mansan ja M. Valmirin workshoppiin Helsingissä 16.-18.10.2009. Paikkoja on rajoitetusti, joten on parasta ilmoittautua ajoissa. Olkaa hyvät ja tuokaa omat soittimet mikäli mahdollista ja ottakaa mukaan asialliset treenivarusteet (kengät, housut ja t-paita). Ilmoittakaa myös jos tarvitsette majoituksen.

Paikka: Zodiak, Kaapelitehdas (Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki)

pe 16.10. 18:00-22:00
la 17.10. 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-21:00
su 18.10. 11:00-19:00

Hinta: 90e (80e maksettuna 9.10. mennessä)
perjantai 25e
lauantai 40e
sunnuntai 40e

Ilmoittautumiset ja lisätiedot:
tapani (at) capoeira-angola (dot) fi

Pankki: Nordea
Saaja: Tapani Suihkonen
Tilinumero: 102035-97926
IBAN: FI22 1020 3500 0979 26
Viesti: oma nimi, workshop Cobra Mansa & Valmir

Tervetuloa indeed.


Valença, Brazil: Permangola, January 2010

IV Permangola, IV Agropercology Meeting
agriculture, permaculture, ecological construction, & Capoeira Angola

Date: Jan 27 – Feb 7
Place: Kilombo Tenonde www.kilombotenonde.com
Rodovia Valença - BA 524
KM 23 (Bomfim)

Cost for Brazilians: R$350 (includes 3 meals daily and camping space) Please bring your RG
Cost for non-Brazilians: USD300

* bring your tent and/or sleeping bag
** transportation to Valença is not covered

Scott (EUA)
Serelepe (IPOEMA)
Lua Santana (Morro do Chapeu, Bahia)
Isabel Modenci (Salvador, Bahia)
Paulo Feliciano (Rio de Janeiro)
Paula Elaine (Rio de Janeiro)
Dona Eliane (Salvador, Bahia)
Do (Valença, Bahia)
Mestre Cabelo &Tiza (Itacaré, Bahia)
Mestre Cobra Mansa

Para maiores informações:
Mestre Cobra Mansa
cobramansa (at) hotmail (dot) com
011 55 71 3217 4946

Its never too early to start advertising your capoeira event. Send your event information to ficadcarchives (at) gmail (dot) com and we'll post it.

Cologne, Germany: 5th Encounter Capoeira Angola Mãe

Information about an upcoming event in Germany:

V Encontro Capoeira Angola Mãe
in Cologne, Germany
November 6, 7 & 8

Mestre Russo - Proj. Cultural Irmaos Cosmos, Rio
Mestre Rogerio - ACAD Germany
Contra Mestre Rogerio - GCAM Cologne
Contra Mestre Lagartixa - GCAM Italy
Contra Mestre Silvinho - GCAM Italy
Trenel Carlinha - GCAM Cologne

now - September 15th: 85
after September 16th: 95
Breakfast on saturday and sunday for free!

There are several sleeping accommodation options, please contact us as soon as possible

Contact/ more information:
phone: +49 0157 71968981
e-mail: info (at) capoeiraangolamae (dot) de

Rasteira & cabecada,
Contra Mestre Rogerio and Trenel Carlinha

Good thing they finally completed that bridge between Rio and Germany. Have a blast.


São Paulo, Brazil: Capoeira & Dança Pé no Chão

Grupo Nzinga
Capoeira Angola
Núcleo São Paulo

Mestre Janja
Tata Mutá Imê
September 2009

19, Saturday
2 pm, Capoeira Angola workshop
music & movement
5 pm, roda

20, Sunday
9 am, Capoeira Angola workshop
music & movement
11 am, conversation about ancestors

Dança Pé no Chão
Of the nkises, orixás and voduns
Workshop led by tata-de-nkise of the Casa dos Olhos de Tempo- Nação Angolão Paquetan – Salvador

Percussion of the nkises
Led by Mauricío Alves (Mestre Ambrósio) and Alysson Bruno (Abaçaí)

22, Tuesday & 24, Thursday
7 pm, percussion
8 pm, dance

26, Saturday
3 pm, percussion
4 pm, dance

Capoeira: R$30,00 or R$20,00/day
Dança dos nkises: $60,00 or $25,00/day

Grupo Nzinga – Rua dos Cariria, 13
Pinheiros, 89373396

All are welcome to participate!


Cake and Capoeira in Mozambique

Some pictures and a note from Kt, who just got back from Mozambique!
Here are some photos from the FICA Maputo and Nzinga Maputo Capoeira Angola groups in Mozambique . FICA Maputo celebrated their 5th anniversary as a Capoeira Angola group in Maputo and their 4th year as part of FICA during the Friday night roda on August 28th. Definitely check out the groups in Maputo and if you can't make the trip out here's the Nzinga Maputo blog too.
The balloons are a nice touch, too.


Cesena, Italy: Angola Dobrada Event

Capoeira Angola Dobrada Association
II International Encoutner of Capoeira Angola
Cesena, Italy
September 18 - 20, 2009

Invited Guests
Mestre Rogério – ACAD Germany
Mestre Índio – ACAD Italy
Mestre Primo – Grupo Íuna de Capoeira Angola, Belo Horizonte - Brazil
Contra-Mestre Alexandre – ACAD Ireland
Professor Marquinho – Angola Center Italy
Chuluca – Meninos de Angola, Goiás - Brazil
Victor – Meninos de Angola, Firenze - Italy

Chiesa (church) dell’Osservanza (close to the Cinema Astra), Viale dell’Osservanza 198, Cesena (FC) - Italy

Information and Schedule of Events.

Thanks to Chiara for the information.