Happy New Year!

2006, seja bem vindo!

GCFA Sweden wishes you all a happy new year with lots of great capoeira.

Memórias do Recôncavo: Besouro e Outros Capoeiras

Here’s a little preview of a new documentary about capoeira. It was released on the 14th of september this year. I haven’t seen it but was told it’s a very good documentary…

Directed by Pedro Abib, (52min).

”…Documentário que aborda a capoeira e suas histórias, em um dos prováveis locais de seu surgimento no Brasil: o Recôncavo Baiano. A partir de depoimentos de antigos capoeiras moradores da região, de estudiosos e pesquisadores, busca-se reconstruir a memória sobre fatos e personagens envolvidos nessa importante manifestação da cultura afro-brasileira. O filme traz, ainda, um rico acervo de imagens de arquivo e busca reconstruir a história de um famoso personagem da região e um ícone da capoeira: o lendário Besouro Mangangá…”

Roda with many Mestres

The first of 20 clips form a roda in Curitiba (2000). To see the rest go to Teimosa’s videostream.

”Gravado na sede do Grupo Muzenza em Curitiba (2000). A roda conta com muitos mestres: Acordeon, Baiano Edvaldo, Barrão, Batata, Boa Morte, Bocka, Brasília, Burguês, Camaleão, Canarinho, Canseira, Cesar, Cid, Coloral, Dionízio, Efraim, Fumê, Garrincha, Gegê, Goioerê, Grego, Hulk, Júnior, Joel, Lobão, Lua, Mão Branca, Malazarte, Marcial, Marcos Gytaúna, Montana, Moraes, Mudinho, Nestor Capoeira, Ousado, Pedro, Peixinho Moreno, Piau, Rubinho, Sabiá, Sanhaço, Sargento, Sillas, Suíno e Toni Vargas.”

Luciatåg…

Capoeira for the homeless

I think it is wonderful to see what the Amazonas Capoeira group in London are doing. I was deeply touched by this message I received from Relene on Facebook. We should all think about how we can contribute to society with our incredible art form.

Hi guys

Every year i am involving in helping a group of friends with the homeless in south London. We serve food and give away gifts for the homeless, and if you have clothes, or anything you want to give feel free, but no money please…

This year i need your help to do a Capoeira performance and any act you wish to do for entertainment. The homeless are very vulnerable, victims of crime and lonely. If we could give them a moment of entertainment so they can forget their sadness, God Bless you all!

Date: 13th of December
Time: 12pm

Address: Ace Clubs/ St. Alphonsus Road
Clapham common Tube

Please let me know if you can help, and if you can also bring a carry bag with warm clothes, hats, socks, jumpers, jeans, etc… that would more then welcome!!

Rilene

Axébaba