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Austin Capoeira Foundation

Posted in CULTURE, North America, South America, Spotlight with tags , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Mijiza Zeyzey

“joga bonito que nós queremos ver”

Austin Capoeira Foundation, ACF, is a nonprofit organization founded by Seitu Beck, also known as Instructor Feijᾶo. ACF is focused on developing an awareness of Brazilian culture by providing affordable instruction of various arts. Capoeira is an African Brazilian art that combines martial arts and music with dance. ACF teaches Capoeira Luanda, a form of Capoeira that was created in 2007 by Mestre Jelon Vieira.  Mestre Jelon is a world renowned master and teacher from Bahia, Brazil. Instructor Feijᾶo began his training under the instruction of Mestre Jelon’s nephew, Professor Lalo. Instructor Feijao also teaches Samba and African Brazilian percussion.  ACF holds Capoeira classes for both students and adults on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm. Saturday, music classes are held from 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 4pm for Capoeira. All classes are located at the Pan Am Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd St., Austin, Texas. Joga bonito que nόs queremos is Portuguese and roughly translate to we want to see it played beautifully. Austin Capoeira Foundation is in the Spotlight.

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Photo by Ming Gong