Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Afro-Brasilian Fesival - May 16th and 17th

Mark your Calendars!

The event is free for students, $5 per class per person for the general public!

Saturday May 16th:

10am: Capoeira Angola roda at at the Bellingham Farmers' Market

(all afternoon events in Carver Gym room 60/Dance Studio)
1pm: Capoeira Angola Class with CM Kamau and Treinel Eva from FICA- Philadelphia
3pm: West African Drumming class with Doni Doni Drums (BYODjembe) / Capoeira Angola Music Class with CM Kamau and Treinel Eva (BYOBerimbau)
4:15pm: Cuban Salsa class with Rumba Northwest
5:30pm: Capoeira Angola Roda

In the evening, we are tentatively scheduled to meet at Café Rumba on State Street for companionship, music and dancing!

Sunday May 17th:

(all events in Carver Gym D)

10am: Capoeira Angola class with CM Kamau and Treinel Eva
12:30pm: Samba class with Dora Oliveira
1:45pm: Capoeira Angola Music Class with CM Kamau and Treinel Eva
3pm: West African Dance Class with Manimou Camara
4:30pm: Capoeira Angola roda

Here is the facebook event page.

Many thanks to the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, the Community Food Co-op, the Bellingham Storytellers' Guild, and the WWU departments of dance and anthropology for their support!

Monday, April 13, 2015

On cultural appropriation.

I found the website Decolonizing Yoga, which makes for fascinating reading - of particular interest for me, of course, as the discussion of cultural appropriation relates to Capoeira Angola as currently practiced by people who are non-Brasilians and not Black.
The video below explores these issues in some depth.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Quarter 2015

This quarter our regular practices will continue to be held in carver Gym room 60 (dance studio) but we will go from 6:30 to 8:30 (a half hour later).

If anyone shows up at 6pm, we can play berimbau in the first available classroom on the west side of Bond Hall.