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Escola Mukambu

Capoeira Angola / Afro-Brazilian music

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Performance year: 2023
The Escola Mukambu on the Elbe Island has been offering lessons in the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira Angola for several years now. In this art, music and movement merge into a ritual guided by rhythm and song, creating a dialog of attack and defence movements that playfully combines elements of fighting, dance and acrobatics. Together with his students, Fernando Moreira, founder and director of the group, gives the audience an insight into the traditional art of movement and invites them to immerse themselves in the universe of capoeira music for a while with a selection of songs he has composed himself.
Photo: Julian Goerke