Capoeira Angola

  • When: 3rd Mar 12:00pm
  • Where: St Anne's grounds
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Born out of the resistance against slavery and the determination to preserve cultural identity, Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form involving percussive music, call and response singing, and an agile playful game of ritualised combat.

Semente do Jogo de Angola is an international Capoeira Angola group following a strong tradition under the guidance of Mestre Jogo de Dentro, one of the most renowned masters of the art form. The group has branches throughout Brazil as well as in Canada, Colombia, Italy, Costa Rica, France, and Israel. The Wellington branch are once again returning to Newtown Festival in 2024 to demonstrate this unique interplay between dynamic physical dialogue and rare esoteric music.