The Columbia Climate School Presents Afro-Brazilian Capoeira & Samba: Building Community through Movement. A special worskshop led by amazing guest artists, Contra Mestre Omi, Thelma Ladeira and Everton Isidoro.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art incorporating dance, acrobatic moves, and music developed by African and Afro-descended peoples in Brazil in the sixteenth century. Capoeira is at its core an art of liberation centered on principles of community and the transmission of intergenerational knowledge. Samba, the dance and music synonymous with Rio's Carnival and Brazilian national culture, also has its origins in Afro-Brazilian rhythms, movements, and traditions. Come learn more about these rich cultural traditions by learning the basic movements and trying your skills in the roda.
Free admission - all are welcome! Please do register for the event HERE so that we can plan accordingly. We recommend you wear comfortable exercise clothes and bring water. Please note that children of all ages are welcome to come and participate so long as they have a grown up with them to support them.
This special afternoon of community building and workshops is made possible by the generous support and care of the Climate School’s DEIAAAJ committee and Dean Skyller Walkes.