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Come celebrate Malandro’s milestone of 20 years of Capoeira at ZUMBIMBA 2017 from November 2nd through November 4th!

This year’s event will feature Mestre Nenel, the son of Mestre Bimba, as a special guest!

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Mestre Nenel
  • Rainha Nalvinha
  • Mestre Canguru
  • Mestra Preguiça
  • Professor Mascote
  • Professor Dentinho
  • Professora Samambaia (Nives Wetzel de Cediel)
  • Professor Malandro
Zumbimba 2017

Schedule:

Thursday, November 2 7-9:30 pm Maculelé – Capoeira

Friday, November 3 7-9:30 pm Puxada de rede – Capoeira

Saturday, November 4 10am-1:30pm

  • Dança Afro – Professora Samambaia (Nives)
  • Samba de Roda – Rainha Nalvinha
  • Capoeira – Mestra Preguiça

**break**

3-9 pm

  • Capoeira – Professores Mascote e Dentinho
  • Music (quadras e corridos) – Mestre Canguru
  • **Aulão (big class) – Mestre Nenel**
  • *Festa de Batizado*
    • Open Roda
    • Bate-Papo (conversation)
    • Refreshments

Locations:

Thursday 7-9:30pm & Saturday morning 10-1:30pm:

Emeryville Senior Center
4321 Salem St
Emeryville, CA 94608

Friday 7-9:30pm & Saturday afternoon 3pm-10pm:

Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94609
(entrance off Broadway and 45th)

Prices:

Local Bay Area (less than 100 miles away):

  • $30 Single Workshop
  • $180 Full Event
  • $150 Received by October 14

Out of Town (more than 100 miles away):

    • $150 full event
    • $130 Received by October 14
 

$60 Thursday $75 Friday $120 Saturday (all day) $85 Saturday Morning $100 Saturday Afternoon $10 Spectators for the Festa de Batizado

Register for Zumbimba by clicking this link and filling out the form! Payments can be made online via Venmo with the username @malandro81 or you can Paypal malandromandinga@gmail.com.

2016 ZUMBIMBA: Festa de Batizado

Zumbimba 2016
Salve! FdB bay area would like to invite our capoeira friends and family to our 2016 ZUMBIMBA: Festa de Batizado event, Nov 10-12th. ZUMBIMBA is an annual celebration that honors the legacies of two powerful men in the history of Africans in Brazil—Zumbi dos Palmares and Mestre Bimba (Manuel dos Reis Machado). Till this day they remain symblos of resistance and have brought together people from various cultures & backgrounds in unity. We have 3 days packed with various manifestations of the African diaspora from Brazil. Enjoy the movements and history of Maculelé, Puxada de Rede, Dança Afro, Samba de Roda and Capoeira, along with rodas, open disussions and refreshments. Bringing history, culture and movement to the event will be:
  • Rainha Nalvinha – Mestre Bimba’s daughter and a Mestra de samba!
  • Mestre Canguru of Filhos de Bimba – an amazing singer, composer, musician and teacher of Capoeira. He will have handcrafted engraved berimbaus for sale as well as his acclaimed CD.
  • Mestra Preguiça – The first and only female Mestre of Capoeira Regional. She is an awesome capoeirista, dancer and is highly respect as a reference for Capoeira Regional.
  • Mestra Sambambaia aka Nives Wetzel de Cediel! Nives is the founder and artistic director of Omi Tutu* dance organization.
  • *Omi Tutu (fresh water in Yoruba)
 

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Rainha Nalvinha
  • Mestre Canguru
  • Mestra Preguiça
  • Mestra Sambambia (Nives Wetzel de Cediel)
  • Professor Dentinho
  • Professor Malandro
 

Prices:

$60 Thursday OR Friday ONLY $75 Saturday ONLY $100 Thursday AND Friday $125 Thursday OR Friday AND Saturday $150 Full event

Schedule:

Nov. 10 Thursday 7-9:30pm Maculele – Capoeira
Nov. 11 Friday 7-9:30pm Puxada de rede – Capoeira
Nov. 12 Saturday 11am-2:30pm Dança Afro – Samba de Roda – Capoeira
**break**
4-9pm Capoeira – **Festa de Batizado** – Open Roda – Bate-Papo (conversation) – refreshments

Locations:

Nov. 10,12 (Th/Sa) Emeryville Senior Center 4321 Salem Street Emeryville, CA 94608

Nov. 11 Friday 7-9:30pm Ellen Webb Studios. 2822-A Union St., Oakland

3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

FdB Juneteenth 2016
Come celebrate the 3rd annual JUNETEENTH open roda. This celebration will be on Saturday, June 11, 1pm-4pm at Lake Merritt by the arches. There will be a potluck afterwards. Please notify us if you would like to contribute a dish or give a $10 donation (*) to help cover expenses or food and drink for the community. Everyone please come in WHITE to pay homage to the capoeiristas of old that would wear their best clothes to church or to a party, and then take part in capoeira afterward. This could be your white capoeira uniform or other white clothes that are comfortable to play in. If you can keep your clothes clean while playing — it shows your skill! What is Juneteenth? JUNETEENTH is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freed the enslaved Africans from southern states in rebellion against the US during the Civil War. News of the signing did not reach Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865. On June 19th (shortened to JUNETEENTH), enslaved Africans flooded the streets, rejoicing in their newly discovered freedom. As a tribute to the freedom of our ancestors and as part of the Juneteenth celebrations, 6 Capoeira teachers of African descent will be here to celebrate with an open roda and workshop exchange. From the Bay, New York and LA, each running their own schools representing different capoeira lineages: Prof. Malandro, Contra Mestre Xango, Prof. Caimãn, Contra Mestre Omi, Contra Mestre Muito Tempo and Instrutor Saracuru will be here.

Saturday: Juneteenth Roda Time: 1-4pm Location: Lake Merritt

Sunday: Workshop Exchange Time: 11-2:30 p Location: Ellen Webb Studios 2822-A Union St.

The Workshop Exchange:

This workshop Exchange is a donation-based event where the teachers that are mentioned above will be sharing their knowledge and experiences with the capoeira community in a relaxed and support environment $10 suggested donation (to cover the cost of renting the space) All groups and levels are welcome. No uniform necessary. There will be workshops based on music (please bring your own instruments):
  • Instruments berimbau/drums
  • Quadra/Ladanha/corridos and capo-songs

And based on movement:

  • Various Dances of African Origin and or influence (puxada de rede, maculelê, Dança afro and orixás)
  • Seqüências (de Bimba, Angola, Miudinho, etc)
  • Takedowns – how to execute properly and fall safely
  • Balões – progression and safely spotting
  • Acrobatics

Celebrating Capoeira

What was once practiced in secret in the slave quarters of Brazil, today is celebrated in public to honor our connection to African descendants disbursed throughout the world, and to honor their struggle for freedom. On June 11 we come together and share our Capoeira in the traditions that was handed down to us as a tool of resistance, expression and connection to the spirit. In the roda we connect to our ancestors, to each other, and to future generations. JUNETEENTH is a time of celebration, but also a time of reflection, healing, and hopefully a time for the community to come together. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions come together to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. (*) If you would like to make a donation to help us cover food expense in advance you may do so online at www.paypal.com: Click on the “Send Money” tab Fill in malandromandinga@gmail.com as the recipient email Choose your amount Click on the Personal tab and select gift so that we will receive ALL of your payment, instead of Paypal administrative fees! Please put your name (real or Capoeira) and Juneteenth 2016 so that we can show appreciation for your contribution.

Anniversary Dinner

Celebrate the third anniversary of Filhos de Bimba Bay Area School of Capoeira! Join us for an evening filled with exciting capoeira performances, Dança Afro, traditional Brazilian music, a delicious dinner, exciting raffles, and lots of fun for the whole family. Mark your calendars! FdBBenefitDinner2016 Sunday, April 10, 2016 First Congregational Church of Oakland (across from Whole Foods) 2501 Harrison St Oakland, CA 94612 Doors open at 4:30pm Event lasts from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Pricing: $18.00 ($19.62 w/service fee) Kids & Students (must show valid ID) $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee) Individual $60.00 ($63.09 w/service fee) Family (up to 4 people) $25.00 Individual tickets will also be on sale at the door. Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets. Filhos de Bimba Bay Area School of Capoeira will be presenting Capoeira and other manifestations of the Afro Brazilian culture. Mestra Sambambaia-Nives Wetzel de Cediel and her wonderful dance group, Omi Tutu, will be joining the festivities presenting Dança Afro. Dança Afro is a contemporary representation of African Brazilian dance forms. It is well grounded in the aesthetics of West African-based diaspora dance. Our special guest is Mestre Nenel, who will be visiting all the way from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Mestre Nenel—Manoel Nascimento Machado, the son of Mestre Bimba and founder of Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira will honor our Anniversary Dinner with his presence. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to share a fun-filled evening with such an important person in our community. Bring your friends and family!!

Mestre Nenel in Oakland – April 8+9, 2016

Mestre Nenel, the son of Mestre Bimba returns to the Bay Area for our 3rd Drink from the source event. The term “Drink from the source” means to receive the essence in its purest form. It is two days of workshops open to the community. This is a great opportunity not just to learn movements but to gain knowledge as you experience the history, culture traditions, principles and vision of Mestre Bimba’s work; A work that has influenced the world of capoeira until today!

Date:

Friday April 8th 7-9pm Saturday April 9th 10-12:30

Price:

$40 Friday $50 Saturday $80 Both days

Location:

Oakland technical high school 4351 Broadway Oakland, California 94609 (entrance off Broadway and 45th)

ZUMBIMBA 2015

Rainha Nalvinha
Rainha Nalvinha
Salve! Come join Filhos de Bimba – Bay Area for our annual event, ZUMBIMBA! We have 3 days jammed packed with classes Brazil’s various manifestations of the African diaspora. Enjoy the moviements and history of Maculelé, Puxada de Rede, Dança Afro, Samba de Roda and of course Capoeira, along with lots of rodas and refreshments. All levels are welcome. This event is a celebration meant to bring together the diverse groups and pass on knowledge as we experience the culture of Bahia Brazil. This year’s event will be a historic one. For the first time in the US we have Mestre Bimba’s daughter, Rainha Nalvinha! She has been performing with her fathers Samba group since she was a little girl and she will be bringing that history, culture and movement to the event.
Mestra Preguiça
Mestra Preguiça
We are excited to announce that we will have the first and only female Mestre of Capoeira Regional, Mestra Preguiça! Mestra Preguiça is 2nd generation Bimba, a student of Mestre Nenel and is an awesome capoeirista, dancer and is highly respect as a reference for Capoeira Regional ZUMBIMBA is an annual celebration which was started in November 1991 by Filhos de Bimba – Escola de Capoeia to honor the legacies of two powerful men in the history of Africans in Brazil—Zumbi dos Palmares and Mestre Bimba (Manuel dos Reis Machado). The contributions of these two men have elevated the consciousness of Afro-Brazilians and have brought together people from various cultures & backgrounds in unity.
Nives Wetzel de Cediel
Professora Samambia
Back by popular demand, Professora Samambia aka Nives Wetzel de Cediel! Nives is the founder and artistic director of Omi Tutu. Omi Tutu (fresh water in Yoruba) She is a incomparable samba and Dança Afro teacher!

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Mestra Preguiça
  • Mestre Canguru
  • Rainha Nalvinha
  • Professor Dentihno
  • Professora Samambia (Nives Wetzel de Cediel)
  • Professor Malandro

Prices:

  • $60 Thursday OR Friday ONLY
  • $75 Saturday ONLY
  • $100 Thursday AND Friday
  • $125 Thursday OR Friday AND Saturday
  • $150 Full event

Schedule:

Nov. 12 Thursday
7-9:30pm Maculele – Capoeira
Nov. 13 Friday
7-9:30pm Puxada de rede – Capoeira
Nov. 14 Saturday
10am-1pm Capoeira – Samba de Roda – Danca Afro
**break**
2-6pm Capoeira – Open Roda
Bate-Papo (conversation) – refreshments

Location:

Oakland Technical High School, Dance Room (enter through the open gate on 45th St.), 4351 Broadway, Oakland CA 94609

Preregistration is now open!!

To expedite the registration process, you may preregister online and gain quick and easy priority access to the Zumbimba event!

How to preregister online:

  1. Go to www.paypal.com and click on the “send money” tab
  2. Fill in the recipient email as malandromandinga@gmail.com
  3. Choose your amount
  4. Click on the personal tab and choose “gift” to avoid fees
  5. Please put your Capoeira or real name and Zumbimba2015 so that we can put you on the list of preregistered guest
***We also accept Square Cash and Venmo*** Can’t make our event but still want to support the preservation of the art, culture and history? Please follow the instructions below.
  1. Go to www.paypal.com and click on the “send money” tab
  2. Fill in the recipient email as malandromandinga@gmail.com
  3. Choose your amount
  4. Choose “this is to friends or family” to avoid fees
  5. Please put your Capoeira or real name and Zumbimba2015 so that we may include you in our appreciation video after the event.

2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth 2015 Welcome to our 2nd annual JUNETEENTH Roda. This celebration will be on Saturday, June 27, 1pm-4pm Lake Merritt Pergola (the arches), Oakland CA BBQ afterwards. This event is FREE! We are asking for $10 donation (*) to help cover expenses for food and drink for the community. Everyone please come in WHITE to pay homage to the capoeiristas of old that would wear their best clothes, white linen, to church or to a party, and then take part in capoeira afterward. Just to clarify what to wear for the roda, this could be your white capoeira uniform or other white clothes that are comfortable to play in. If you can keep your clothes clean while playing — it shows your skill!
(*) If you would like to make a donation to help us cover food expense in advance you may do so online @ www.paypal.com:
  • Click on the “Send Money” tab
  • Fill in malandromandinga@gmail.com as the recipient email
  • Choose your amount
  • Click on the Personal tab and select gift so that we will receive ALL of your payment, instead of Paypal administrative fees!
  • Please put your name (real or Capoeira) and Juneteenth 2015 so that we can show appreciation for your contribution after the event.

What is Juneteenth?

JUNETEENTH is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freed the enslaved Africans from southern states in rebellion against the US during the Civil War. News of the signing did not reach Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865. On June 19th (shortened to JUNETEENTH), enslaved Africans flooded the streets, rejoicing in their newly discovered freedom. In Oakland, as a tribute to the freedom of our ancestors, three African American teachers from different capoeira lineages (Prof. Malandro, Prof. Caimãn and Contra Mestre Xango) have joined together to have a roda. What was once practiced in secret in the slave quarters of Brazil, today is celebrated in public to honor our connection to African descendants disbursed throughout the world, and to honor their struggle for freedom. On June 27 we come together and share our Capoeira in the traditions that was handed down to us as a tool of resistance, expression and connection to the spirit. In the roda we connect to our ancestors, to each other, and to future generations. JUNETEENTH is a time of celebration, but also a time of reflection, healing, and hopefully a time for the community to come together. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions come together to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.

Anniversary Benefit Dinner – 3.28.15

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Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Filhos de Bimba California Bay Area School of Capoeira with an inspiring evening filled with beautiful dance, exciting capoeira performances to traditional Brazilian music, dinner, live music, an exciting raffle and lots of fun. Save the date for 3.28.15, and hope to see you there! Experience the rich and diverse culture of Brazil through the rhythmic music of the berimbau and other traditional instruments, performances of Puxada de Rede, the dance celebrating the fishermen’s daily life, and Maculele, a dramatic and high-energy mock-combat dance using grimas (sticks).

Evening Program

4:30 pm Doors open
5:00 pm Event begins
7:00 pm Event Ends
The event will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 2015, in the main hall of the historic 1930’s art deco Veterans Memorial building at 4321 Salem St. Emeryville, CA 94608. Get your tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1273649 Filhos de Bimba School of Capoeira follows the methodology and traditions of Capoeira Regional set forth by Mestre Bimba (Manoel dos Reis Machado), the founder of modern Capoeira. All proceeds and contributions will help support the community work of Filhos de Bimba Bay Area School of Capoeira, in promoting cultural exchange, bringing awareness and pride to African manifestations, and lastly to preserve the traditions and principles of Capoeira Regional in the Bay Area.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” –Marcus Garvey

ZUMBIMBA 2014

Join Filhos de Bimba – Bay Area for our annual event, ZUMBIMBA! We have 3 days jammed packed with classes in various manifestations of the African diaspora. We will have classes in Maculelé, Puxada de Rede, Dança Afro, Samba de Roda and of course Capoeira, lots of rodas and a delicious dinner. All schools and levels are welcome in our home. This event is meant to bring together the diverse groups of the bay area to educate and celebrate our ancestry of the past to help guide our future. ZUMBIMBA2014-Front ZUMBIMBA is an annual celebration which was started in November 1991 by Filhos de Bimba – Escola de Capoeia to honor the legacies of two powerful men in the history of Africans in Brazil—Zumbi dos Palmares and Mestre Bimba (Manuel dos Reis Machado). The contributions of these two men have elevated the consciousness of Afro-Brazilians and have brought together people from various cultures & backgrounds in unity.

Confirmed Instructors

  • Mestre Canguru –  FdB Salvador, Bahia
  • Professor Mascote – FdB Ribeirão Preto,   São Paulo
  • Professora Samambaia (Nives Wetzel de Cediel) – Omi Tutu www.omitutu.com
  • Professor Malandro – Filhos de Bimba Bay Area
  • More guest TBA!

Schedule, 2014

  • Nov. 13 (Thursday) 6-8pm: Puxada de Rede | Capoeira
  • Nov. 14 (Friday) 7-9pm: Maculele | Capoeira
  • Nov. 15 (Saturday) 10am-1pm: Capoeira | Samba de Roda | Danca Afro**break**2-6pm: Capoeira | Open Roda | Bate-Papo (conversation) | Dinner

Prices:

$60 Thursday OR Friday ONLY

$75 Saturday ONLY

$100 Thursday AND Friday

$125 Thursday OR Friday AND Saturday

$150 Full event (includes a free event shirt and food)

Locations, 2014

Only Thursday will be up stairs at 4321 Salim st. Emeryville Ca. 94608. Friday and Saturday will be at Oakland technical high school entrance off Broadway and 45th

Juneteenth Roda, 2014

A Celebration of Freedom!! Saturday, June 14, 1pm-3pm Lake Merritt Pergola (the arches), Oakland CA JUNETEENTH is a celebration of African American freedom and achievement that encourages continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. JUNETEENTH is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freed the enslaved Africans from southern states in rebellion against the US during the Civil War. News of the signing did not reach Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865. On June 19th (shortened to JUNETEENTH), enslaved Africans flooded the streets, rejoicing in their newly discovered freedom.
“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.” –General Order Number 3
-3JUNETEENTH is a time of celebration, but also a time of reflection, healing, and hopefully a time for the community to come together. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions come together to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. In Oakland, as a tribute to the freedom of our ancestors, three African American teachers from different capoeira schools have joined together to have a roda. What was once practiced in secret in the slave quarters of Brazil, today is celebrated in public to honor our connection to African descendants disbursed throughout the world, and to honor their struggle for freedom. On June 14 we come together and share our capoeira in the traditions that was handed down to us as a tool of resistance, expression and connection to spirit. In the roda we connect to our ancestors, to each other, and to future generations.

BACKGROUND INFO

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance. Juneteenth commemorates the freedom of African American and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, potlucks and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.

LOCAL EVENTS: SAN FRANCISCO JUNETEENTH

  • San Francisco Juneteenth Celebration
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • 11am-6pm
  • Filmore Street, between Post & Turk
  • more info: sfjuneteenth@sbcglobal.net
http://www.sfjuneteenth.org Today the historic San Francisco Juneteenth is one of the largest African American celebrations in California and it’s sole purpose is for historical awareness, building self esteem with our youth, connecting organizations with the community and providing opportunity for African American vendors to market their business and showcase their craft.

LOCAL EVENTS: BERKELEY JUNETEENTH

Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • 10 am to 6 pm
  • South Berkeley Adeline-Alcatraz corridor
http://www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org/about_juneteenth.html Communities nationwide have adopted JUNETEENTH as an occasion to celebrate African American culture and traditions, and as an opportunity to acknowledge contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of America. Cultural events like JUNETEENTH, celebrate diversity, and unify our nation when we all celebrate together.

Filhos de Bimba School of Capoeira | Fundraising Dinner and Cultural Show

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4-7pm on Sunday, February 16th, 2014, Veterans Memorial building, 4321 Salem St. Emeryville, CA

Please join us for an inspiring evening of dance and Capoeira performances to traditional Brazilian music, dinner and an exciting raffle! Celebrate Brazilian culture by supporting the work of the Filhos de Bimba School of Capoeira in the Bay Area. We focus on the methodology and traditions of Capoeira Regional set forth by Mestre Bimba, the founder of modern Capoeira. You will be transported to the streets of Brazil while enjoying a delicious dinner. Experience the rich and diverse culture of Brazil through the rhythmic music of the berimbau and other traditional instruments, performances of Puxada de Rede, the dance celebrating the fishermen’s daily life, and Maculele, a dramatic and high-energy mock-combat dance using grimas (sticks). After dinner, will be the night’s featured entertainment, a Capoeira Roda (demonstration) with Professor Malandro, his students and special guests. Throughout the evening you may purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win many exciting prizes including Brazilian cultural artifacts, local handicrafts, Brazilian music lessons, Capoeira music cds, dvds and more! All proceeds and contributions will help support our Capoeira School, Filhos de Bimba Bay Area, to promote cultural exchange, community-building, and preserve the traditions and principles of Capoeira Regional in the Bay Area. Buy Tickets HERE: http://filhosdebimbabenefit2014.bpt.me

Evening Program

  • 4:00 pm            Raffle opens
  • 4:45 pm            Dinner buffet begins
  • 5:00 pm            Performance:  Puxada de Rede
  • 5:30 pm            Performance:  Maculelê
  • 6:00 pm            Dessert and end of the raffle
  • 6:10 pm            Capoeira Roda
  • 7:15 pm            Auction Results Announced
  • 7:00 pm            Event Ends

Zumbimba, 2013 | Classes, Roda and a Delicious Dinner

ZUMBIMBA-front2 Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Join Filhos de Bimba – Escola de Capoeira in the celebration of our very first annual event, ZUMBIMBA! This is a day jam packed with classes in various Afro-Bahian dances (Maculelé, Puxada de Rede and Dança Afro) followed by an axe filled roda and a delicious dinner. Everyone is welcome in our home. This is a fundraising event and it doesn’t matter the name of your group or your Capoeira level because this event is open for all different groups of the the bay area and beyond. Everybody who likes to make new friends and feel the magic of capoeira and other African manifestations from Brazil will be more than welcome. 🙂 ZUMBIMBA is an annual celebration which was started in November 1991 by Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeia to honor the legacies of two powerful men in the history of Africans in Brazil—Zumbi dos Palmares and Manuel dos Reis Machado (Mestre Bimba) who saved capoeira from extinction by showing the value of this African manifestation and making it accessible to all levels of society. This resulted not only in capoeira’s preservation but also it’s expansion. “I do capoeira not for me, but for the world”.  –Mestre Bimba Zumbimba-Logo-white-circle-registered-textZUMBIMBA happens each November around two significant dates–November 20th: the date of Zumbi’s death and the Dia de Conscience Negra (National Day of Black Consciousness) in Brazil, and November 23rd: the birthday of Mestre Bimba. The contributions of these two men have elevated the consciousness of Afro-Brazilians and have brought together people from various cultures & backgrounds in unity. Despite the fact that ZUMBIMBA is an initiative of Capoeira Regional, it’s intent is to bring together all types of Capoeira, and people from different social backgrounds and thus, establish itself as a celebration of camaraderie. It is also an opportunity for the Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira to show its work of preservation of Mestre Bimba and achieve greater visibility in the world of Capoeira, to which it contributes very actively. During the celebration, various activities include capoeira rodas, workshops, cultural shows and lectures. When: Nov 9 2013 9:45am Registration A-Block: 10-11am Maculelé
  • 11-12pm Puxada de Rede
  • 12-1pm Dança Afro
  • 30 min lunch break (please bring your own snacks and drinks to refuel and stay hydrated)
B-Block:
  • 1:30- 3:00pm Roda
  • 3-4 pm  Dinner
Cost:
  • $40 A-Block only
  • $30 B-Block only
  • $60 full day + dinner  (save $10)
  • Early Bird Special: Full day + dinner $50  by Oct 31st via online registration
*Register online @ www.paypal.com:
  1. Click on the “Send Money” tab
  2. Fill in malandromandinga@gmail.com as the recipient email
  3. Choose your amount
  4. Click on the Personal tab and select gift so ALL of your payment will go to our school, instead of Paypal administrative fees!
  5. Please put your name (real or Capoeira) and Zumbimba so that we can add you to the list of registered guest.
Location: Emeryville Senior Center, 4321 Salem Street, Emeryville, CA 94608  2nd floor!

Celebrating Brazil’s African Manifestations From Bahia:

NegradaBahia-front-03Join us for the inaugural celebration of the 1st Filhos de Bimba school in the United States! This historic 2-day event will consist of workshops in Capoeira Regional in it’s purest form, various dances from Bahia, as well as a lecture and rodas. All levels are welcome. Don’t miss this very special event!!

Invited Guests

          Filhos de Bimba:

  • Mestre Nenel (Salvador, Bahia)
  • Professor Mascote (São Paulo)
  • Professora Lang (Toronto)
  • Professor Comprido (Germany)                                           Bay Area Guests:
  • Mestre Urubu Malandro
  • Mestra Suelly
  • Contra Mestre Xango
  • Contra Mestre Recruta
  • Contra Mestre Fabio
  • Contra Mestre Risadinha
  • Professor Bojinho
  • Professor Formiguinha
  • Instrutora Foquinha
  • Instrutor Chipa
  • Instrutor Algodão
  • Formado Caçador
  • Graduado Cigano

Schedule

  • Friday March 29th
  • 5:30pm Registration
  • 6-7pm Maculele
  • 7-8pm Samba de Roda
  • 8-9pm Capoeira (Idalina)
  • 9-10pm Capoeira (Sao Bento Grande)
  • Saturday March 30th
  • 10-11am Puxada de Rede
  • 11-12pm Danca Afro (Nives Wetzel de Cediel)
  • 12-1pm Capoeira (Banguela)
  • —lunch—
  • 2-3pm Lecture and open discussion with Mestre Nenel
  • 3-5pm Cultural show and Open Roda for event participants
  • 5-6pm Dinner for event participants

Fees

  • Friday only= $75
  • Saturday only = $100
  • Weekend = $125
*Pre-register online = $110 for the entire event before March 22

Paypal

  1. Click on the “Send Money” tab
  2. fill in malandromandinga@gmail.com as the recipient email
  3. Choose your amount
  4. Click on the Personal tab and select gift (So ALL of your donation will go to the workshops & presentations, instead of Paypal administrative fees)
Location:
  • Emeryville Senior Center
  • 4321 Salem st.
  • Emeryville, Ca 94608

Capoeira Regional with Professora Lang

Professora Lang from Filhos de Bimba Toronto will be visiting the Bay Area for the 1st time. She will be joining us from July 21st-28th. Everyone is welcome!! Well will be having a Bay street roda July 22nd from 3-5p.m. and then the classes will start that following Monday on the 23rd of July Prices:
  • $80 for the week
  • $75 4 classes
  • $70 3 classes
  • $60 2 classes
  • $40 single class
CLASSES are:
  • Monday & Tuesday: 6-8:30p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday 6-8:30p.m.
  • Saturday: 10-12:30p.m.

Curso de Capoeira Regional with Mestre Nenel

Mestre Nenel, son of the famous Mestre Bimba, creator of “Capoeira Regional”, will be teaching a week long *course* using the original methods established by his father.ALL LEVELS are welcome to come and learn the philosophy, principles, history and art of Capoeira Regional directly from the source! A must for any serious capoeirista!!*Course: a prescribed number of instruction periods or classes in a particular field of study. Prices:
  • 1 workshop = $80
  • 2 workshops = $100
  • 3 workshops = $165
  • 4 workshops = $180
  • 5 workshops = $200
  • 6 workshops = $220
  • 7 workshops = $240

Workshop LOCATIONS:

Emeryville Senior Center 4321 Salem Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 Sept: 12th, 15th-17th
  • Monday, Thursday: 6-8:30p.m.
  • Saturday 10-1:00 p.m.Capoeira Mandinga Academy
4137 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 (at 41st Street) Sept: 13th, 14th, 17th
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: 7:30p.m.
  • Friday: 6-8:30p.m.
  • Saturday afternoon (Berimbau class: B.Y.O.B.) : 4:30p.m.
If you have any questions please email me at malandromandinga@gmail.com

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