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Posts by cidadao


In a predominantly Hispanic neighbourhood, Jackson Heights, Queens has plenty of dance studios and other cultural organizations. As a Capoeira practitioner, I noticed that there was not Capoeira in Queens representing my group or any other Capoeira classes available in the area of Jackson Heights and began contemplating the idea of starting a free Capoeira class for the community. The goal of this idea did not only start my tenure as...

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The Reb Bull Paranauê is an international event sponsored taking place in Bahia. In 2018, the event took place on March 3 on the iconic “Farol da Barra” in the city of Salvador da Bahia. The event is open to all Capoeiristas in its judged in different categories. The contestants will be judged on their ability to play all the styles of capoeira, including Regional, Angola and Contemporary. This year, the championship will...

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Capoeira Senzala Classes in Jackson Heights Queens Our Capoeira group is excited to announce that we will be offering classes in the New York City Borough of Queens. The studio is located in the Historic District of Jackson Heights. Our classes are designed for people with an interest in martial arts and with a particular interest in Brazilian culture. Capoeira is a great work out for the whole body as well as a self-defense system...

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Capoeira Rã Senzala offers classes 2 times a week at the Battery Dance Center located at 380 Broadway in Tribeca 5th Floor. Our instructor Leandro “Ra” has over a decade of Capoeira experience with grupo Senzala and it’s a recognized member of the Capoeira community in Brazil and the US. Our classes are designed for all types of students. We believe that Capoeira can be learned by anybody, regardless of age, sex or race. Our class...

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The berimbau is the soul of the roda. Its origins are ancient. In its earliest forms, it was the first string instrument ever invented by men. It was brought to Brazil by Africans where it was developed to the form we know today. During colonial Brazil, the berimbau was played by street vendors, dancers and even during religious ceremonies. It was called by many names, like urucungu, madimba and mbulumbumba. The berimbau eventually...

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