CAPOEIRA

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance,acrobatics and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by african slaves, at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques.

Teacher: Professor Cavalo & professora Macaquinha

MACULELE

Maculele is an Afro Brazilian dance where a number of people gather in a circle called a roda. One or more atabaques (drums) are positioned at the entrance of the circle. Each person brandishes a pair of long sticks, called grimas. As the Maculelê rhythm plays on the atabaque, the leader sings, and the people in the circle respond by singing the chorus of the songs. Two people enter the circle, and to the rhythm of the atabaque, they begin striking their own and each other's sticks together, making expressive and athletic dance movements. This makes for a dance that looks like "mock stick combat". (Also, traditionally in Maculelê, the players wear dried grass skirts). Maculelê has steps similar to many other Brazilian dances such as "frevo" from Pernanbuco, "Moçambique" from São Paulo, "Cana-verde" from Vassouras-RJ, "Bate-pau" from Mato Grosso, "Tudundun" from Pará among others.

Teacher: professora Macaquinha

BRAZIL IN THE CITY

LIVE ART PERFORMANCE

Live art performance is a part of the exhibition "Capoeira is Art" in which capoeira, its energy, movements and spirit will be impressed on a cloth with dance of colors. Come to se this interesting piece on Wednesday opening at 5:30 p.m. on Cvjetni trg.

COLORS OF BRAZIL IN THE CITY CENTRE!

Brazilian energy will overwhelm Zagreb trough the music, colors, dance and performances. Come to feel brazilian rythm in the center of Zagreb on May 2nd.

EXIBITION: CAPOEIRA IS ART

Capoeira is a dance. Capoeira is a martial art. Capoeira is folklore. Capoeira is Brazil. Capoeira is music. Capoeira is expression. Capoeira is Art. Exhibition will be in art cafe Jutro, in Vlaška street 45. On it, capoeristas from Europe will show us how they transpose the world of capoeira trough visual arts, pictures, instruments and books. Exhibition is open till Sunday, May 6th.

BRAZILIAN PUB-QUIZ

This year's Brazilian pub quiz will be on May 3rd, in Pločnik, Međimurska street no. 21. The quiz is open to everybody who want to participate and share their knowledge about Brazilian and Portuguese culture. Also, it is a great opportunity to learn something new. The quiz will be held by #evs volunteer Irene Mora Valle. Information about registration is coming soon.

CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP FOR SCHOOL KIDS

This year in cooperation with ethnographic Museum, we are presenting you capoeira workshop for school kids. The workshop is organised by Amazonas and hosted by ethnographic Museum on Friday, 4th of May, from 10:00 till 10:45 a.m. It is open to all schools. Information about registration is coming soon.

BRAZILIAN POETRY EVENING

On 4th of April at 7:00 p.m. Booksa will host an event for poetry lovers – Brazilian poetry evening! Evening of contemplation, sharing impressions and good feelings! Either join us with your favourites Brazilian (or Portugese) poems to share it through reading or without it, just to enjoy listening.

BRAZILIAN RHYTHM WITH DJ KORA

After the working week you can come to Caffe bar Vespa and enjoy Brazilian music and the vibe. For relaxing music there will be DJ Kora and for nice drinks there is Vespa stuff. Join us on Friday, 4th of April from 8:30 p.m.

BRAZILORUM

Join our Sunday forum dedicated to Brazilian culture. We will dwell on diverse topics like position of women, deforestation, capoeira and more according to our presenters' interests. We still have a space for more presentations, so you can come to share a topic of your choice. To sign up send us name of the topic with information about the topic and you as pressenter on brazilorum. Or you can just stop by and learn something new. The forum will be in Amazonas, from 1:00 p.m. More informations here.

MAMA VEEK'S KITCHEN

When promoting a culture, we cannot go without food, so come and join a free course in the traditional African cooking! Trough it you will meet and taste the roots of Brazilian kitchen. The course will take place 3 times a day under the skillful supervision of our chef mama Veek! The event is organized in cooperation with Afrika u mom srcu (Africa in my heart)

BRAZILACTICA PARTY

More info coming soon :)