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E Tanto Que Eu Peço a Deus – Mestre Boa Voz

É tanto que peço a Deus
É tanto que Deus me dá
É tão pouco que eu mereço
Mas I nada me faltará
(with English translation)

Noite Da Saudade (Hoje a lua não brilhou la no céu)

Hoje a lua não brilhou la no céu
hoje meu berimbau não tocou
With English Translation

Mestre Toni Vargas – Noite Sem Lua

“I lived in Engenho de Dentro, a suburb of Rio. There, I had a group of very special friends: we were more than friends, we were brethren of capoeira…”

Mestre Ananias in Minas Gerais

Roda de Capoeira with the presence of Mestre Ananias in Minas Gerais.

Capoeira Connection Podcast EP : 3

In our 3rd episode, we sit down with long time friend, entrepreneur and Capoeirista, Contra Mestre Gringo of Capoeira Luanda in Houston, TX. We explore what it took to build a non profit organization based around the art and culture of Capoeira (The Brazilian Arts Foundation)…

EP : 3 with Contra Mestre Gringo of Capoeira Luanda

Welcome back to another great episode of the Capoeira Connection Podcast. In our 3rd episode, we sit down with long time friend, entrepreneur and Capoeirista, Contra Mestre Gringo of Capoeira Luanda in Houston, TX. We explore what it took to build a non profit organization based around the art and culture of Capoeira (The Brazilian Arts Foundation), as well as reflect on the path that lead CM. Gringo to his beginning of a wonderful life long pursuit of Capoeira, his connection and support from his Mestre (Mestre Jelon Vieira) and his goals for the future.

The Brazilian Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cultural education and building community through the preservation and sharing of Brazilian culture.
 
The organization was created in 2001 to preserve and promote Brazilian culture in the greater Houston metropolitan area.  In 2006, the organization established a cultural center in order to further develop and expand its program and performance offerings.  Located in the historic Houston Heights, the center provides a home in which the Foundation offers the majority of its classes and workshops, as well as hosts events and educational programs.

Check out the Brazilian Arts Foundation Website here

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Ô Dendê Dendê Maré

With English Translation

Capoeira : TEDx Salt Lake City

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Capoeira Connection Podcast : EP 2

In this episode we sit down to talk with special guest, long time friend and fellow Capoeirista, Estagiario Caju from Grupo Candeias to discuss his personal journey in Capoeira, having trained both in Brazil and the United States under both Brazilian and American Mestres, Contra Mestres, Professors and Instructors.

EP : 2 with Estagiario Caju of Capoeira Candeias

In this episode we sit down to talk with special guest, long time friend and fellow Capoeirista, Estagiario Caju from Grupo Candeias to discuss his personal journey in Capoeira, having trained both in Brazil and the United States under both Brazilian and American Mestres, Contra Mestres, Professors and Instructors. We also discuss what it takes to branch out and start your own Capoeira school, and the surprises and challenges that come with that step; Apelidos (nicknames) and their importance, as well as Caju’s Non-Profit Project in Kenya Africa. Thank you again for tuning in!

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