Seattle, USA: XVI International Encounter

XVI (that is, 16th) Annual International Conference

International Capoeira Angola Foundation

September 2 – 5, 2010
Seattle, WA

Nourishing our Capoeira Family
Capoeira Angola e manha, e malicia, e tudo que a boca come. - Pastinha

presented by:
Contra Mestre Silvinho with FICA Seattle and Portland.

with the presence of:

Mestre Jurandir
Mestre Valmir
Mestre Índio
Treinel Andrea from Oakland
Aloan from FICA BAHIA.

In case you haven’t heard, Mestre Cobra Mansa is going to be in Africa researching the roots of Capoeira Angola, so he will not be able to join us at this year's conference. Congratulations Mestre; we wish you well.

Camp River Ranch, Carnation, WA (near Seattle)
We are thrilled to host old and new friends in this lush, old growth forest outside of Seattle. The serene summer camp facility is the perfect setting for deepening our connections to nature, ancestors, others and self. We’ll be overlooking a lake, building bonfires at night, enjoying hot showers and breathing fresh mountain air.

Thursday, 9/2
Opening Roda
FICA Seattle studio
954 E. Union St. Seattle, Wa 98122

9pm Bus to Camp River Ranch

Friday - Sunday, 9/3- 9/5
All Day Workshops, rodas, meals and more!

Sunday, 9/5
3pm, Closing Roda
6pm, Bus to Seattle, arrive at 7pm.

The SeaTac airport is 60 minutes from Seattle by bus and 30 minutes by car.

Nourishing our Capoeira Family
Capoeira Angola é manha, é malicia, é tudo que a boca come.
- Pastinha

Capoeira Angola is everything the mouth eats. Pastinha's words advise the Capoeirista to grow from all that we touch, breath and encounter in this world. In talking with several of you over the past year, we feel a strong solidarity in the vision to raise awareness and consciousness, to build modern quilombos. We are proud that FICA members have a wide wealth of passions pertaining to sustainability, social justice, healing and ancestral guidance. At this year’s conference our intention is to explore how tudo que a boca come can guide us in all aspects of nourishment.

Some topics to ponder are: sustainability, the food revolution/ food justice, organic and urban farming, respectful human resources/labor, Quilombos and Communities, democratic living and sharing for unified success, understanding past and present, connecting with elders, children, and teachers, honoring ancestors, healing, movement and music therapy, nutrition, and traditional medicine.

This is an opportunity to challenge ourselves and each other, to become more awake and to deepen our understanding of what we are “eating”.

Call for Art…
Many of you are talented artists. We invite you to submit an original design, drawing, or other work to represent this year’s conference theme on t-shirts, flyers, and posters.

Deadline: June 30
We encourage EVERYONE to express your inspirations through art.
*Registration will be granted if your work is chosen!

Send submissions to:
silvioaleixo (at) hotmail (dot) com
or by mail to
FICA Seattle PO Box 28547, Seattle WA 98118

Conference Price:
Because the financial success of this conference depends on good organization, we are offering a discount to those who register early.

Before August 1st $ 150
After August 1st $175

The cost of registration covers:
3 Nights Lodging
Bus transportation to and from Camp River Ranch / Seattle -Thursday and Sunday
3 Meals per day, mostly local and organic
All Workshops, Rodas, and Conference Events
Smiles, songs, and scenery…

Click to download the *2010 Encounter Registration Form* pdf.

You can fill it out electronically and email it back to ficapdx (at) gmail (dot) com, or print it and mail it (along with a check) to: FICA Portland Study Group 707 NE Broadway #203, Portland, OR, 97232.

A button to pay on-line via *PayPal* is coming soon.

Visit our website for further details

Thanks to Criss for the information.