Bahia Street

9 02 2010

É ai, batuqueiros?!

It’s been a long time. I know, but that’s how it goes sometimes…

Carnaval is right around the corner, so I know many people have party and celebration on their minds – as well they should. I just wanted to take a second to point out a great project that deserves some celebration as well. It’s called Bahia Street.

Here’s the quick description- It is a school dedicated to uplifting impoverished members of the AfroBrasilian community of Bahia by providing education and basic needs to a group of young girls in Salvador. Bahia Street run for the people of Bahia, by the people of Bahia. I’d love to explain better, but it’s kind of complicated. You would be better served to check out their website site, or better yet, purchase the book Dance Lest We All Fall Down

It’s a great idea and a great cause. Check out their site for ways to help – though, I’m sure donations are ALWAYS helpful.

Just for fun, I found a video that some girls from the school put together on YouTube. Muita bonitinha! Axé!

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3rd Semi-Annual Batizado in Santa Barbara Dec. 4th-6th

28 11 2009

Hi Batuqueiros & Friends,

Here is the latest on our Batizado even coming up. We hope to see you there!

This event is being hosted by Mestre Amen & Contra Mestre Mariano from Capoeira Batuque

Who’s Coming?

We’ve heard that Mestre Urubu, Mestre Curisco, Mestre Roque, Mestre Doutor, & Mestre Paulo Batuta are going to be joining us for the weekend, as well as Contra Mestre Jamaica, Contra Mestre Reco, Contra Mestre Manchinha, Contra Mestre Galego, Contra Mestre Dae, & Contra Mestre Gui. We’ve also heard several great Professors are going to be there, such as Professor Girafa, Professor Muito Tempo, Professor Guatambu, Professor Prea, Professor Berinjela, Professor Versatil, and many more. And there always seems to be a few surprise guests as well

Friday Dec, 4th

1221 State Street
Suite #204
4PM-Midnight
Brazilian Night Fundraiser & Show at SOHO Restaurant and Music Club
This is going to be the party that kicks everything off! We have a lot of great performances scheduled, so come out and help get things started.

Saturday Dec. 5th
UCSB
Rob’s Gym Room #1430
12:00 Noon- 7:00 PM
Beginning Capoeira workshop starts at 12:00 Noon, and from there we have Afro Brazilian Dance, Samba, All Levels Capoeira Workshop every hour until 4:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM we start the Naming Ceremony, Batizado, and Roda as long as the Axé lasts.
After Party Info is TBA

Sunday Dec. 6th
Leadbetter Beach – Santa Barbara
1:00 PM – BBQ!
Come eat up, rest and recover on the beach!

For more info contact Contra Mestre Mariano Silva at (805) 259-7874

Chamada in the Roda

chamada in and old school roda





Movement of Liberation in LA

18 11 2009

Hey Capoeiristas,

More exciting events for the upcoming weekend.

Capooera Batuque is hosting a great Event this weekend, honoring Zumbi. It starts Friday, Nov. 20th and continues all weekend. There are going to be plenty of amazing workshops and performances. For the most up to date pricing and information check out the Capoeira Batuque website at CapoeiraBatuque.Org (if you haven’t checked it out lately, the new site looks pretty sweet!)

Some highlights – special guests Mestre Nego Gato & Mestre Suelly, as well as a performance by the Batuque Kids!

You can also check out the event on facebook – Honoring Zumbi with Capoeira Batuque





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.
Location:
StateSide Restaurant and Lounge
1114 State Street
Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

Axé!
Capoeira Batuque – Santa Barbara