Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A drumming event in September!

Mark your calendars!
September 20, 21 & 22, 2013   Workshop
West African Drumming with Sayon Camara
Bellingham WA  
Register in Advance! Call 603-254-4493. Let us know if you need a djembe.
Workshop Schedule
Friday 9/20, 1 class:  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 9/21, 2 classes:  12noon – 2:30 pm AND 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday 9/22, 1 class:  1:00 – 3:30 pm
Presence Studio • 1412 Cornwall Ave • Bellingham WA • 2nd floor above Bellingham Bar & Grill

Get the full Sayon Camara experience: $150 • Save $30!
Friday and Saturday only OR Saturday and Sunday only: $130  Save $20!
Individual Classes: $45

A little bit of history, a little bit of Italy

In the picture, Mestre Joao Grande on Gunga (in the middle), Mestre Moraes on medio (on the left), Treinel Daniel (FICA-Oakland) on viola (on the right) and Matteo (FICA-Bellingham) on pandeiro.

Below is a picture from a roda in Grosseto, Italy, hosted by prof. Victor (from the group Meninos de Angola, wearing a white t-shirt and dreads, on the gunga) with people from various capoeira angola groups (including FICA-Pisa, Angola Dobrada, and Sao Bento Pequeno) participating.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Parabens! (Good wishes/congratulations!)

At the 19th annual FICA Conference (which was held in Belo Horizonte, Brasil in August of 2013), several people were recognized for their work in Capoeira Angola. Rogerio Teber (FICA-Mexico), was recognized as a Mestre of Capoeira Angola - this joining the ranks of the other Mestres of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation: Cobra Mansa, Jurandir, Valmir and our own Mestre Silvinho. Alder Oliva (FICA-Rio de Janeiro), Gunter Andrade (FICA-Manaus), Leninho Sá (FICA-Goias), Kamal (FICA Philly), Skher Brown (FICA-Baltimore) and Kojo X Johnson (FICA-DC) all were recognized with the title of Contra-Mestre. Finally, Yuta Kazama (FICA-Japan), Eva Agbada (FICA-Philly), Medusa Angola (FICA-Italia), Joe (FICA-Hawaii), Chico Fedora (FICA-Brasilia), Huu (FICA-Chicago), Toca (FICA-London), Javier (FICA-Mexico), Puck (FICA-New York) and Gabriel (FICA-Belo Horizonte) became graduated students and received the title of Treinel!