Um Berimbau e Dois Pandeiros

A Tribute to Mestre Bimba I received this question in a recent e-mail and I will address it before leaving to Brazil tomorrow at 6 AM. Question: Why you do not teach in the same way that Mestre Bimba used to teach and why you do not record singing like him? In fact, TODAY I [...]

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A New Year’s Resolution

Like the blues and jazz, Capoeira is a rich hybrid art form – an extraordinary product of the confluence of African cultures in the Americas that crosses the gamut of race, class, culture and gender. Today in Brazil, Capoeira is considered a cultural treasure, a potent means of self-expression, and a dynamic tool for personal [...]

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