…and in Paris…

There seems to be a lot of workshops happening at the moment. Angoleiros do Mar in Paris are organising a workshop between the 13th and the 16th of November. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

Workshop in Barcelona 12-14 December

Capoeira Angola Workshop in Barcelona, Centre Civic les Corts
12th to the 14th of December 2008

Mestre Laercio (GC Filhos de Angola)
Mestre Boca de Rio (Grupo de Capoeira Angola Zimba)
CM Pezão (GC Filhos de Angola)
CM Dircéu (GC Ypiranga de Pastinha)

More info on GCFA Barcelona’s homepage.

Next years International Encounter

Roda in Brighton

As some of you may know our group, GCFA, organises an annual international capoeira angola encounter. The encounter moves and is held in a new location each year and is organised by the local núcleos. The first encounter took place in Brighton, England, in the summer of 2001. Since then the encounters have been in; Lyon, France. Giróna, Spain. Berlin, Germany. Valencia, Spain. Torino, Italy. Stockholm, Sweden. Brighton, England.

Next years encounter will be held in Berlin, Germany, and the preliminary dates are the 15th to the 19th of July 2009. So mark it down in your calendar and pass it on.

More information will be available here and on GCFA Berlin’s site as we find out more…

Vadiação – Waldemar, Traíra & Bimba (1955)

The film Vadiação was made in 1955, and as you can see is a short documentary made of capoeira in Salvador, Bahia. The complete film last maybe 5 minutes, and is primarily made up of a demonstration roda led by capoeira angola mestres Waldemar, Traíra & Bimba

Dança de Guerra (1968)

”Excerpt from the movie ”Dança de Guerra”, directed by Jair Moura (1968). Mestres João Grande and João Pequeno play, while Mestres Noronha and Maré sing.”