Seattle, USA: Register now for the FICA event

In just 4 weeks, we’ll be coming together for

FICA’S 16th International
Capoeira Angola Conference!

“Tudo que a boca come”
Nourishing our capoeira family.

Sept. 2 -5, 2010
Labor Day weekend
Seattle WA

The registrations are rolling in and we are getting ready!

Are you?

Vist our website to sign up!

Join Mestre Jurandir, Mestre Valmir, Mestre Cobra Mansa (he’s coming after all!), Mestre Índio, Contra Mestre Silvinho, and Treineu Andrea, plus a slew of students from Chicago, DC, Oakland, NY, Hawaii, and more.

We’ll have 4 days and 3 nights of:

Conference Schedule

Thursday, 9/2
6:00-7:30: registration/opening cerimony
7:30-9:30:opening roda
10:00 :bus leaves for Camp River Ranch

Friday, 9/3
7:00-8:30: breakfast
9:00-11:00: worshop
11:00-2:00: lunch/roda
2:00-3:00: break
3:00-5:00: workshop
5:00-6:00: guestteacher/afro-peruvian percussion workshop
6:00-7:00: lecture/panel discussion
7:00-8:30: dinner
8:30: roda

Saturday, 9/4
7:00-8:30: breakfast
9:00-11:00: worshop
11:00-2:00: lunch/roda
2:00-3:00: break
3:00-5:00: workshop
5:00-6:00: guest teacher/dance workshop
5:00-7:00: lecture/panel discussion
7:00-8:30: dinner
8:30: party with sambatuque

Sunday, 9/5
7:00-8:30: breakfast
9:00-11:00: workshop
11:00-1:00: lunch
1:30-3:00: closing roda
3:00: 1st bus start to leave for Seattle
5:00: last bus leaves for Seattle

About this year’s theme:
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 aware and to deepen our understanding of all that we are “eating” in our lives.

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