Axé Capoeira is proud to be a worldwide organization with chapters in over 25 countries. But did you know that we have a chapter in what’s considered to be the birthplace of Capoeira? Yes, Luanda, Angola is the home to Grupo Axé Capoeira. In fact, Axé Capoeira Angola is hosting an international capoeira event September 3-13, 2020. This is a 10 day cultural and historical tour starting in Luanda continuing along the African coastline through Porto Amboim, Sumbe, Lobito, and Benguela. The event will include workshops and rodas with confirmed special guests Mestre Barrão, Mestre Eddy Murphy, Mestrando Testa and many more still to be confirmed!
We are excited to again have the opportunity to present capoeira as a professional martial-art form and cultural practice phenomenon. Workshops will be held at ISPTEC University and in traditional Axé Capoeira style, we’ll present a theater showcase of cultural music, dance and capoeira. Additional highlights of the tour will be a visit to the National Museum of Slavery, the wildlife reserve park, navio negreiro graveyard, the slave market in Benguela, and sites in Lobito to explore the incredible landscape of secluded white sand beaches. This will be a celebration of Africa’s land and local cuisine all while participating in rodas (circles where capoeira practitioners showcase capoeira martial arts) and visiting capoeira academies along the coast.
Izenu Mutalé!!! It means in Portuguese venha ver, and in English it means came to see Come and discover!!
For more information, check out and follow the Facebook event here: Going to Africa ~ Axé Capoeira International Encounter Luanda-Angola 2020
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