Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage
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Capoeira Luanda teaching artists both perform breathtaking physical demonstrations and play the traditional Capoeira instruments: the berimbau, pandeiro, and reco-reco. Throughout this workshop, students learn Portuguese words, sing, clap, and experiment with basic capoeira martial arts moves.
Capoeira Luanda aka The Capoeira Foundation is under the direction of Mestre Jelon Viera. As founder and artistic director of The Capoeira Foundation and Dance Brazil, he and the late Loremil Machado were the first artists to bring traditional Afro-Brazilian dance and Capoeira to the United States over thirty years ago. Capoeira Luanda artists trained in Brazil and established in New York incorporate the values of self-esteem and discipline in the Latin American Studies programs.