Crowdsourcing to publish The Social Capoeira Movement and Its Activists book

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The Social Capoeira Movement and Its Activists will be launched soon! The manuscript has been edited according to our crowdsourced group of editors-friends and a very talented designer took the project’s reins.  I’m now drawing the fund-raising and marketing plans with another crew of camaradas and soon we’ll have the first volume available for capoeiras world over. Continue reading

Povo de Cor Festival and the Social Capoeira Movement in Sete Lagoas


After a whole year of voluntary teaching a group of friends in Sete Lagoas, MG, in partnership with the local Lions Club was granted enough funds to run another season of regular classes and a series of events celebrating the Month of the Black Consciousness in Brazil. Whereas their regular classes were tailored to cater for underprivileged children and youth in the area, the events workshops, talks and Rodas also welcomed disable youngsters from the local APAE (Parents and Friends of the Disabled’s Association); where two of the teachers involved in the project hold classes. Continue reading

Communicating New forms of Belonging in the Transnational Space of Capoeira

Last year I co-authored an article on Capoeira and Social-Media with Cristina Wulfhorst, a friend from Sydney. One of the main arguments is that the way non-Brazilian capoeiristas make use of social media (e.g. Urban Ritual in London, SCS Sommartrana in Stockholm, CapoeiraKalenteri in Finland, Volta ao Mundo and Bidna Capoeira) affects notions of belonging and identity bringing the international Capoeira community closer to Capoeira’s early emancipatory and intercultural principles. (Article available for download below) Continue reading