Beginning tomorrow and throughout the weekend, members of Axé Capoeira Arizona, including Tucson and many other Axé Capoeira chapters around the world, are travelling to Chicago, IL to participate in the 6th Annual Axé Capoeira Chicago Batizado & Troca de Corda and Cultura Brasileira Show.
This event lauds the attendance of the leader of Axé Capoeira, Mestre Barrao, and some of our mestre’s first students, such as Contra-Mestre Testa. The greater event will consist of multiple capoeira and dance workshops, Brazilian Night with Axé Capoeira Chicago, all culminating with the Cultura Brasileira Show and Batizado & Troca de Corda.
As a special treat, Chicago welcomes long time member of Axé Capoeira, Quetzal Guerrero and his blue violin. Q Violin is an accomplished musician bringing an eclectic style that mixes the best of folk, soul, samba, forro, and reggae with the smoothest Brazilian flavor. We’re looking forward to see him perform along side Mestre Barrao at Brazilian Night with Axé Capoeira Chicago party at the Artango Bar & Steakhouse.
The weekend will end with the Cultura Brasileira Show. Cultura Brasileira is a theater performance showcasing traditional Afro-Brazilian dance, live Brazilian percussion, colorful hand made costumes, lighting fast kicks, unbelievable movement, and high flying acrobatics. This year’s show is being held at the historic Victory Gardens Theater, making it even more of an event not to miss.
Axé Capoeira Chicago, led by Professor Bambu, has been promoting Brazilian culture through the practice of capoeira and Brazilian dance and music for nearly 20 years. Visit www.axechicago.com for more information about Axé Capoeira Chicago.
Follow our team’s Instagram pages (@tucsoncapoeira, @capoeirafitness, @axe_sarara) to catch a glimpse here and there of this amazing event.
*We will have regularly scheduled TUCSON Adult/Teen Capoeira Classes on Thursday, July 20 – 7PM and Saturday, July 22 – 12NOON.