Brought to you with the generous support of:
WWU Dance Department
WWU Anthropology Department
WWU AS Activities Council
the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center
The Community Food Co-op
Saturday, June 4th:
1pm: Capoeira Angola Roda at the Bellingham Farmers' Market
6pm: Screening of of "From the Bottom Up", a film is about culture and revolutionary change in the Jequitinhonha Valley of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The tale is told from the perspective of artists, religious leaders, and educators in the town of Araçuaí. These cultural activists allied with indigenous communities, unions, and women’s organizations to transform a society that had been marked by centuries of slavery, ethnic cleansing, and extreme poverty. Legend has it that prostitutes, who stood up to a corrupt priest some 150 years ago, founded Araçuaí. They decided to relocate up river rather than tolerate his abuse. Many like to believe that this rebellious tradition is why Araçuaí became an epicenter of resistance from the bottom up. Location TBA.
Sunday June 5th: VU Multipurpose Room
10am: Capoeira Angola Movement Class with Mestre Silvinho
1pm: Capoeira Angola Music Class with Mestre Silvinho
2:15 pm: samba class with Dora Oliveira
3:30 pm: Cuban Salsa Class with Antonio Diaz
4:45 pm: Capoeira Angola Roda
Free for Students! $5/class for the general public.
We are a study group of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF) Northwest Chapter, under the guidance of Mestre Silvinho. We are located in Bellingham (WA), and based out of Western Washington University, but encourage and welcome participation of members of the broader community. While school is in session, we have regular (FREE) practices are on Mondays from 6 to 8pm. NOTE: as of Jan 21st 2018, we are still working on a space at WWU for winter quarter. Stay tuned. We also have music class on Thursday evenings at 6pm, at WWU, on the ground floor of Bond Hall. Contact us or see the calendar for more details!