More of Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa

A while ago I wrote a post about Mestre Brabo’s school in New Zealand and his work with children. Here is a sequel of that video, produced by Jory, with interviews with Mestre Brabo and his oldest students. If you haven’t read about the Capoeira community in New Zealand, check out the following posts: Continue reading

The Aotearoa New Zealand Capoeira Community

The Capoeira Community in Aotearoa New Zealand is a great example of how the art’s historic and philosophical (intercultural and interdisciplinary) principles are inspiring people world over to overcome exclusionary and market oriented attitudes in Capoeira. Skillful and dedicated capoeiras are forging cross-group and cross-style cooperation, and benefiting from the diverse result in Rodas, events, and workshops. The 1st Aruandê Festival in Wellington promoted by Professor Pererê and his students was a great example of this. The event counted with Brazilians and non-Brazilian Mestres, Instructors, and students; all attending each others workshops and playing awesome games in the event’s many Rodas and exhibitions. Continue reading