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Capoeira Demonstration and Q&A
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a presentation by Abada-Capoeira DC.
Capoeira is a traditional Brazilian martial art combining music and acrobatics, and Maculelê is a fast dance performed with sticks or machetes. They will lead a brief class/lesson following a Q&A about the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. All ages.
1:30 - 2:00 Presentation Capoeira and Maculelê
2:00 - 2:15 Q&A
2:15 - 2:45 Open interactive class
ABADA-CAPOEIRA DC - Since 2008, Abada-Capoeira DC has been a leader in the promotion of capoeira in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC. Through the study of capoeira, we seek to inspire and empower people to realize their full potential as responsible, confident, productive members of society. Follow them on Facebook!
CAPOEIRA (pronounce ka-poo-eyh-rah) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense discipline that incorporates fighting techniques, acrobatics, dance, percussion and songs in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind and spirit. Opponents play each other inside a circle formed by other players, who establish a rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional instruments. Capoeira is such an important art expression that it is part of the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
MACULELÊ (pronounced mah-koo-leh-leh) is an Afro-Brazilian dance performed with sticks or machetes to the rapid beat of drums where two dancers holding sticks simulate a fight. The music is played by a drum, and people sing to keep the energy and rhythm of the dance.