Batizado 18 - 22 September 2018
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The Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Ouro was founded by Reinaldo Ramos Suassuna, known as Mestre (Capoeira Master) Suassuna together with Mestre Brasília in the 60s, more precisely on September 1st 1967, at a period of great festivals of Brazilian popular music. After hearing the chorus of a song on radio, both masters, with the idea […]
He began the apprenticeship of Capoeira as a boy in his hometown, Itabuna-BA, due to a muscular problem in his lower limbs, which forced him to practice a sport. At that time, he was a regular in street rodas (the circle in which two capoeiristas play Capoeira) which were attended by great capoeiristas in the […]
The Batizado is a ceremony that gathers Capoeira students, mestres (masters) from different groups and family members. It is the day that the Capoeira student receives their first grading and begins their true Capoieira life. The student is required to play with a graded and qualified Capoeirista, as the student tries to defend themselves. The […]
2008: Brazilian Cultural Heritage After being around the world and gaining international recognition, Capoeira has become the newest recognised Brazilian Cultural Heritage. The record of this milestone was voted on the 15th July 2008 in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil), by the Conselho Consultivo do Patrimônio Cultural (Council for the Cultural Heritage) by Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico […]