Learning from Brazilian Culture – TV Clipping – RBI Notícias III

In this third part of the interview about our Institute’s programs and projects at RBI News I ended up commenting on the production of our institutional movie. Pedro Pontes asked whether I think Capoeira is still a culture of resistance; a question that led the discussion towards market influences and acculturation processes in Capoeira. Continue reading

First Roda and class in Brasília – Come along to Brazil

As I told you I want to share my experience returning to Brazil after nearly 4 years living abroad with you all. These first days have been quite hectic catching up with family, friends and our school in Brasília. At my arrival with my kids we were welcomed by my mother and some special friends-students with a nice Forró at the airport. The security officers weren’t very happy, I must say… A day after Ely, an old friend and teacher who coordinates our school here, threw me a welcoming Roda in the very same hut I launched the Learning from Brazilian Culture program in the early 2000s. Continue reading

Come along to Brazil

As it’s most common in my life, some of the best things that happen to me were not planned ahead. This is to say that I’m going to Brazil tomorrow and I would like you to come along with me. I’ll be posting about my friends’ work, about Mestres who have been supporting my work in Brasília, and of course about my own work there. Continue reading