Roda FICA London with Treinel Toca: Pastinha, Zumbi and Dandara

FICA London would like to invite all the london capoeira community, friends and family to our roda on Saturday 12th November at King’s College (Strand Campus).

Our group leader, and for many years an important supporter of capoeira Angola in London, Treinel Toca will be visiting from FICA Berlin for the roda.

We will be celebrating the lives of Mestre Pastinha, one of the most important figures in the lineage of capoeira Angola we practice today, who died on 13th Novemeber 1981 and Zumbi and Dandara de Palmares, two of the leaders of the Quilombo dos Palmares, who are celebrated in Brazil on 20th November, Dia da Consciencia Negra, Black Awareness Day, for their fight for freedom and against slavery.

The roda will take place in the Great Hall.
Solta mandinga camará!!

 

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Visita de Angola – Mestre Valmir FICA Berlin Workshop

FICA Berlin would like to invite all capoeiristas & friends to our Capoeira Angola workshop with Mestre Valmir in the end (28-29-30) of October. It has been 10 years since M. Valmir has been the last time to Germany and it will be his first time in Berlin.

This workshop will consist of three days full of classes of movement, music, berimbau rhythms, singing and theorectical fundamentals.
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Investment:
60€ before 1st of October (early registration + payment info: ficaberlin@gmx.de)
70€ after 1st of October and on arrival

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Prorgramme :

Friday
18h30 – 19h registration
19h – 22h movement class

Saturday
9h30 – 10h registration
10h – 13h movement class
13h – 14h lunch
14h – 16h music class
16h – 17h movements class
17h – 20h roda
20h30 social at restaurant/bar (open end)

Sunday
10h30 – 11h registration
11h – 13h movement class
13h – 14h lunch
14h – 15h music class
15h – 16h palestra (Ritmos, muscalidades e fundamentos na roda.)
16h30 – 19h30 roda
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(The schedule may be subject to change.)

More infos about the location of the event will be anounced shortly.

If you need accomodation, please contact us and register in advance! Sleeping places are limited and not guaranteed.

Please bring your berimbau if possible.

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About Mestre Valmir:

Born in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Valmir Santos Damasceno entered the world of Capoeira Angola in 1982 when he began training with Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho (GCAP) under Mestres Moraes and Cobra Mansa.

In 1992, he received the title of Contra-Mestre while working on Capoeira Angola related projects with different social organizations, including the Associação Livre de Moradores da Mangueira (ALMM), the Fundação do Menor Trabalhador (FAMEB) and Projeto Axé amongst others.

In 1994, he left GCAP and began his own group, which later became part of Mestre Cobra Mansa’s International Capoeira Angola Foundation.

In August 2003, he received the title of Mestre at the 9th Annual International Capoeira Angola conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Mestre Valmir frequently travels to teach and promote Capoiera Angola all over the world. His classes focus very much on the music, rituals and philosophy which brings the traditional side of Capoeira Angola together with the techniques of the movements. He has been various times to London where he has been vsisiting the group FICA London, of which Treinel Toca was in charge in the last years. Now he is going to be the first time in Berlin to visit and support the group FICA Berlin.

Mestre Valmir has already been to Germany in 2002, where he was holding workshops in Hamburg, Cologne and Hanover.
His last visit to Germany was in 2006 for a workshop in Freiburg.

Mestre Valmir currently lives in Salvador and leads the group of FICA-Salvador, which had its 20th birthday this year in June.
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Everyone is welcome to join this event at FICA Berlin. We are looking forward to see you soon!

Valeu,
T. Toca

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CLASS WITH CONTRA MESTRE DIJA (FICA-BAHIA)

With joy and and anticipation we at FICA London and Capoeira Angola South London invite you to join in the first week of classes and rodas with Contra Mestre Dija Damasceno from FICA Bahia starting Tuesday 28th June 2016. Dija started capoeira aged 7 with his father, Mestre Valmir also of FICA Bahia who was a student of Mestre Morães and Mestre Cobra Mansa. He is well-known for his Besouro-style agility as well as his music, and was made Contra Mestre last year along with his brother, Aloan. Dija broadens global access to Afro-Brazilian culture through online berimbau classes at www.berimbauclass.com This is the third time Dija is coming to support the growth of capoeira Angola in London and share his knowledge and skills from a life of capoeira in it's heartland of Salvador, Bahia de Todos os Santos. Com join us to welcome him! Vem jogar mais eu meu irmão! SCHEDULE: TUESDAY 28th June: 7.30pm Class @ FICA London: Mary's Neighbourhood Centre, Islington, N7 0AD WEDNESDAY 29th June: 7.30pm: Class & roda @ Capoeira Angola South London: Moorlands Community Centre, Brixton, SW9 8QT THURSDAY 30th June: 7.30pm: Class @ FICA London Mary's Neighbourhood Centre, Islington, N7 0AD Investment: £10 per class or £25 for all three days. Stay tuned for more classes and rodas
É com alegria e anticipação que nós de FICA Londres e Capoeira Angola South London convidamos a todas e todos para participar da primeira semana de aulas e rodas com Contra Mestre Dija Damasceno da FICA Bahia a partir da terça-feira, dia 28 de junho, 2016. O Dija começou a capoeira com sete anos de idade com seu pai, Mestre Valmir, que foi aluno de Mestre Morães e Mestre Cobra Mansa. O Dija está conhecido por sua agilidade que nem Besouro e sua musica, e em 2015 se formou como Contra Mestre do grupo de FICA BA junto com seu irmão, Aloan. Dija difunda a cultura Afro-Brasileira mundialmente atraves de seu site www.berimbauclass.com. É a terceira vez que o Dija vem apoiar o crescimento da capoeira Angola em Londres, e compartilhar seus conhecimentos de uma vida no coração da capoeira em Salvador, Bahia de Todos os Santos.

Class with Treinel Dija (FICA-Bahia)

As a part of his trip in Europe this time, with a help of Paul​ & Vitoria​ (Capoeira Angola South London) we are pleased to announce that our Thursday class @ FICA-London to be led by Treinel Dija Damasceno​ from FICA-Bahia!

Anyone who’s seen him playing in rodas must agree his agile and flexible style
Come join us to learn directly from him!

“Iê, viva Pastinha! Iê, viva África!” FICA London annual roda with the UK launch of “Body Games” DVD

As an annual homage to Mestre Pastinha’s death (13th November 1981) and Black Awareness Day (20th November to honour Zumbi’s death) in Brazil, we FICA London are pleased to invite all the Capoeira community to join the open roda to commemorate these two dates in November.

Before the roda one of the directors and producers of the film “Body Games – Capoeira and Ancestry” Professor Matthias Röhrig Assunção (University of Essex) will provide a short introduction to the film and how this research relates to Mestre Pastinha, followed by a Q&A session.

The DVD costs £15 and will be available to purchase on the day.

18:00–19:00 2 a 2 jogos
19:00–19:30 Launch of the DVD of the film “Body Games – Capoeira and Ancestry” by the co-director Prof. Matthias Röhrig Assunção (University of Essex)
19:30–22:00 open roda
Food & drink to be served afterwards

<< please arrive in roda in WHITE please if you can! >>

£3.50 contribution

It will be a great pleasure to share this with all the capoeristas!

All from FICA London

—– Monday 17th November, 19:30 —–
“Body Games” will be screened at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL as a part of The London Latin American Film Festival

“Iê! vamos jogar, camará!” @ 18:00, Sun 12th Oct

Let’s get together and play, sing and practice… TOMORROW Sunday 12th October, 18:00-21:00.

We are having a ‘jogo e treino livre’ session open to everyone who wants to play ‘2 a 2’, practice those movements and songs that you always wanted to improve & teach each other.

A great opportunity for everyone to play & train freely without limit and challenge your ‘resistência’!

The session can be finished with a roda if there were enough people.

Suggested contribution: £3.50

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
“Vem jogar mais eu, meu irmão!!”

All from FICA London

Candomblé Presentation & Capoeira Angola Open Roda @ “Yoruba Arts Festival”

Come and enjoy the sunny summer weekend at Clissold Park, Stoke Newington with “5th Yoruba Arts Festival”!

We are joining the original Yoruba family to bring the Brazilian side of their cultures to the festival. It is a great opportunity for us in London to feel and enjoy the music, arts and cultures straight from the roots in Nigeria.

Alongside the full day music (Jazz, Salsa, Fela Afrobeat, Faaji music and the best of Naija/UK Afrobeats artists), dance, performance, art & crafts, food & drink stalls in the park, we have the following activities lined up on stage and at our tent!

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Saturday, 26th July:
13:00–13:30 Candomblé music and dance presentation on stage
13:45–14:45 Capoeira Angola roda in front of the stage
15:00–18:00 Candomblé Q&A session inside the tent
15:00–15:45 FREE Capoeira Angola taster class outside the tent (adult & children)
16:00–18:00 Capoeira Angola roda outside the tent (adult & children)

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Sunday, 27th July:
13:00–13:30 Candomblé music and dance presentation on stage
13:45–14:45 Capoeira Angola roda in front of the stage
15:00–18:00 Candomblé Q&A session inside the tent
15:00–15:45 FREE Capoeira Angola taster class outside the tent (adult & children)
16:00–16:45 FREE Candomblé atabaque hand drumming class outside the tent (adult)

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< Candomblé presentation by Mãe Ejá >

• Candomblé presentation starts 13:00 on both days showing the dance and music from the rituals in the traditional costumes, which brought together by the one and only holy mother (mãe de santo) of Candomblé in UK, Mãe Ejá.

• From 15:00 onwards, Mãe Ejá is present at the tent for the Q&A sessions about Candomblé.

• Orixás t-shirts, charms etc. on sale alongside – a rare opportunity to get your Orixá item straight from Brasil!

• On Sun 16:00– there is a FREE atabaque (hand drum) class taught by the percussionist of the Candomblé ceremony.

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< Capoeira Angola by FICA London >

• Capoeira Angola open roda starts 13:45 on both days – followed by a break with a FREE Capoeira Angola taster class

• An extra Capoeira Angola open roda from 16:00 onwards on Saturday.

“Iê! vamos jogar, camará!” @ FICA London

Let’s get together and play, sing and practice… Sunday 8th June, 18:00-21:00.

We are having a ‘jogo e treino livre’ session open to everyone who wants to play ‘2 a 2’, practice those movements and songs that you always wanted to improve & teach each other.

A great opportunity for everyone to play & train freely without limit and challenge your ‘resistência’!

The session can be finished with a roda if there were enough people.

Suggested contribution: £3.50

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
“Vem jogar mais eu, meu irmão!!”

All from FICA London

FICA London Monthly Roda: Sun 13th April

Dear Capoeiristas,

Once again we would like to invite you to FICA London’s monthly Capoeira Angola Roda that will take place this Sunday the 13th of April 2014.

We hope that you can join us and that you bring lots of energia and axé to another great Capoeira Angola Roda!

This month, we will be making a small homage to Mestre Pastinha’s birthday which was on last week 5th April. Let’s not forget about how big his contribution was to Capoeira Angola.

As usual, some foods & drinks served after the roda 🙂

FICA London Monthly Capoeira Angola Roda
Sun, 13th April, 18:00 onward

@ FICA London
Claremont Project
24-27 White Lion Street Islington London N1 9PD
Nearest tube: Angel (Northern Line)

£3.50 contribution

It would be great to see you all there.
Valeu!
Treinel Toca and all from FICA London

Class with special guest CM Toicinho, Wed 9th April

/// LAST MINUTE NOTICE! ///

Contra-Mestre Francisco Toicinho Toicinho from the group Nova Geraçao de Angola in São Paulo (Mestre Pernalonga) will be leading our class TONIGHT 19:30!!!

This is his last week in London so DON’T MISS this opportunity to catch him & learn with him if you haven’t done so!

Wed, 9th April 2014, 19:30 onward
@ FICA London, Claremont Project, 24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD
Tube: Angel

£10