Come Celebrate Zumbi Dos Palmares with Capoeira Batuque SB

16 11 2009

Come check out our event at EOS in SB this weekend. We are going to start at 9:30 PM on Friday night (November 21st), and there promises to be plenty of Axé in the house. Contre Mestre Mariano Silva (BANDA PRAKANTAR) and Pyata Penedo (BELEZA PURA) are going to be performing and providing the energy, while you get the chance to enjoy a few drinks and dance.

The EOS LOUNGE will also feature DJ$ along with a very special guest DJ ITAI SHAPIRA, who is coming up from Zanzibar to add some Brazilian, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, House, Afro Beat, Dancehall flavor.

Keep an eye out for the Samba performers as well as very good chance of a capoeira roda…

One last note – this is all to help support our upcoming Semi-Annual batizado, so not only is it going to be a great party, but it’s going to help perpetuate art in culture in Santa Barbara. Pretty sweet, right?

For more info check out the event on Facebook

Capoeira Batuque SB Honors Zumbi dos Palmares

Zumbi Dos Palmares - Liberdade


Brazilian Boat Party!

29 07 2009

Hey, sorry again for slacking on fresh updates, but here you go. We’ve got a big one for you.

Cruise the Santa Barbara Harbor while listening to live Brazilian Band “Prakantar” (Samba/reggae/funk/batucada)
$35 Ticket includes 1 free drink and BBQ Plate.

This event is sponsored by Live Culture Lounge
Join us there for an after party at 11 W. De La Guerra Paseo Nuevo Mall

For Tickets and Info Call Vika (323) 646-2184
or Jessamyn (928)273-6355



Oi Batuqueiros! Summer Solstice Update

17 06 2009

The Solstice Parade is just around the corner and Capoeira Batuque-Santa Barbara is just about ready to go! We’ve got practice at the studio on Wednesday at 9:30 PM after class, and one last practice on Thursday (contact Mariano for practice time). This weekend promises to be an amazing event, with our Capoeira Encounter on Friday and the Parade on Saturday.

Axé da Bahia is coming to Santa Barbara!

Axé da Bahia is coming to Santa Barbara!

Just for fun…

1 06 2009

Just because we haven’t made many posts lately, and this video has a lot of the flavor that Capoeira Batuque is trying to bring to Santa Barbara. Enjoy.

Santa Barbara Solstice Parade Updates!

1 06 2009

Carlinhos Brown Carnaval Bahia

Carlinhos Brown Carnaval Bahia

Let’s kick off this summer with an experience of a lifetime. Like in Brazil, the Carnaval is a day of coming together and being with family and friends to celebrate the joy of life. From children to grandparents, this even is for everyone! Come experience the tradition that has been celebrated for decades in Brazil!

The Solstice Parade will be taking place on Saturday, June 20th, 2009. For 2 rehearsals and the costume to participate in the parade the cost is going to be $60.00 for adults and $35.00 for children. We are going to have a group of over 40 drummers coming to inspire some dancing and to fill the street with Bahian spirit!

We are going to have several guests, including the world renowned percussionist Mestre Amen Santo, professional dancers from Bahia, Prakantar, and Mariano’s Batucada School. It is our mission to bring the Axé of Bahia to the streets of Santa Barbara.

Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara – Encounter & Solstice Parade Updates

5 04 2009

Oi Batuqueiros!

We just had another great practice for the Santa Barbara’s Annual Summer Solstice Parade. It should be another amazing event. Anyone who would like to participate should come out and join us – it’s open to everybody! If you want to be in the parade this year instead of just watch, be a part of our traditional carnaval-style Bloco! You can play an instrument or just come out and support. For more info on class times or updates e-mail at

Here is the most current Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 19th

Capoeira and Dance Workshops
Location: Dance Unlimted
5370 Hollister Ave. Suite #1
Goleta, CA 93117
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Price: $50.00 (includes Parade Costume, WorkShop, and Saturday Dinner)
Featuring Guests: Mestre Amen, Mestre Urubu, Mestre Curisco, Mestre Batata, Contra Mestre Jamaica, Contra Mestre Reco, Contra Mestre Gui, and Contra Mestre Paulo Batuta

Saturday, June 20th

Location: Cota & State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Check in for more information about Capoeira Batuque’s upcoming Batizado in Los Angeles!

Capoeira Batuque – Santa Barbara

2nd Annual Post Carnaval Show at the Stateside

5 04 2009

Oi Batuqeiros and Friends.

Come check out our fundraiser show at the Stateside Restaurant and Lounge. We will be putting on a show with Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian Dance, Afro-Brazilian Percussion, Brazilian DJ, and a live performance by Prakantar. We’ve also heard there may be a few guest appearances from professional musicians from Los Angeles, including the number one Batuqueiro himself, Mestre Amen Santo.

We are raising funds for our Batizado and to help spread Brazilian Art and Culture to the great cities of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

It should be a great time and tickets are only $10.
StateSide Restaurant and Lounge
1114 State Street
Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

Capoeira Batuque – Santa Barbara