Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Evening with Brazil, Africa, & Puerto Rico

Salt Lake Capoeira is hosting a fun evening at the Alliance Theater at Trolley Square featuring vibrant performances by talented dancers and musicians including:

• Brazilian pagode music by friends of Salt Lake Capoeira Text

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• Afro-Puerto Rican Music & Dance by Bomba Marilé

• Northeastern Brazil Folk Dance by Aquarela Do Brasil

• Afro-Brazilian Capoeira by Salt Lake Capoeira

• AfroBeats music by O’Nkosi Afrobeats Live

Doors open at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7 PM.

Brazilian snacks and alcohol/nonalcohol beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $20 ($12 kids) via Eventbrite beforehand or $30 ($15 kids) cash or Venmo at the door.

Watch, listen, dance . . . to celebrate the joy of art and culture together.
All proceeds will go to Salt Lake Capoeira to fundraise for their upcoming capoeira event help cover the costs of bringing in more than 10 professional guest capoeira artists including their airfare, accommodations, and artist fees. These guests will provide capoeira workshops to local students.

Salt Lake Capoeira shares the vibrant Afro-Brazilian art form of capoeira through regular classes for kids and adults, community outreach, and performances. It’s led by Volta Miúda capoeira group founder, Mestre Jamaika (Mauro Romualdo), who brings his expertise from Northeastern Brazil where capoeira originated. Capoeira began over 500 years ago when Africans who were taken to Brazil and enslaved, trained to fight while disguising it as a dance. Over the years this “dance-like fight” evolved into capoeira, and today it brings people together to share positivity through movement and community.

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