Mãe Africa, Mother Africa, colored by Noam (7). The origins of Capoeira go back to Africa. Slaves brought their culture with them to Brazil, and used Capoeira in their struggle for liberation.

Roda on the Plaza with mestre Avestruz, May 2018

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We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to grow capoeira in Santa Fe, go and do outreach in the schools, start social programs, produce dance and music presentations, offer physical trainings, and invigorate the exchange with Brazil. We are supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. A big thank you to the folks at the Round House!

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Since the beginning of April we have been conducting our classes through Zoom online, including the kids class. Here we do movements taking animal puppets as inspirations, practice songs, and now also have a great coloring book to spend time with. As things are slowly starting to open up again, so will we!

Gonzalo (7) and his mom Leticia with contramestre Bodinho's "Capoeira Coloring Book". This image shows fluidez, fluidity, one important aspect in the jogo de capoeira.

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