In This Issue
Batizado Graduation Ceremony, Youth Performance on Sunday May 19, 2013
We are very excited for the approach of ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco's annual Youth Performance Batizado and Graduation Ceremony, Sunday, May 19th from 1pm-3:30pm at Dance Mission Theater. This event brings together youth from all over the Bay Area to celebrate capoeira and its Afro-Brazilian traditions.
All youth students are need to pre-register to participate in the event. Please see our website for more details.
On Saturday, April 27th, ACSF held its Kid's Capoeira-thon/Gincana. For almost two hours 25 kids ages 5-12 did as many paradas, aús, pontes and jogos as they could, playing hard and raising donations for our Batizado Graduation Ceremony and Youth Performance on May 19th. At the end of the day, ACSF's youth students had done 740 paradas, 615 aús, 573 pontes and played more than 67 jogos!
This was ACSF's second Capoeira-thon/Gincana, after the huge success of our first one last September.
Donations will be collected over the next 10 days. All donations are due by May 10th.
Thank you to all of our young capoeiristas, to our volunteers and of course to our donors. This event is only possible because of all of you.
This is an historic year and every student of ABADÁ-Capoeira is encouraged to attend. If you are interested in traveling to Brazil for the Jogos Mundiais this year, please contract Mestranda Márcia so that she can assist you in making the most of your trip.
More information will soon be posted on the Official ABADÁ-Capoeira International website: http://abadacapoeira.com.br/blog
It's almost time for Carnaval in San Francisco, which will be held on Sunday, May 26. This annual event and parade is part of the rich cultural history of San Francisco and ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco is proud to a part of it again this year, joining Tania Santiago and her Afro-Brazilian dance group,
On April 18th, the capoeira world was saddened by the unexpected passing of Grão Mestre Camisa Roxa Edvaldo Carneiro e Silva, a first-generation Formado of Mestre Bimba and the older brother of Mestre Camisa José Tadeu Carneiro Cardoso, the founder of ABADÁ-Capoeira. Edvaldo Carneiro "Grão Mestre Camisa Roxa" will be missed, but his influences will live on.
Special thanks to our funders!