Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira - Playing - Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018

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Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira - Playing - Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018


Members of Grupo Senzala de Capoeira playing capoeira at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series, July 14, 2018.

About Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and shared their knowledge of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira at the Reformed Church of Highland Park in, NJ. The purpose of this concert series was to bridge cultures through the universal language of music and to help raise funds for sustainable grassroots disaster relief and recovery in Puerto Rico.

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About Mestre Zumbi
Mestre Zumbi began training Capoeira at the age of nine in his native home of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has participated in countless workshops, performances and exhibitions the world over. His journey brought him to the United States in 2000 where he has since taught in numerous schools and universities throughout New York and New Jersey. In 2002 Zumbi became the official Capoeira instructor at Princeton University, founding a program that has been met with a great deal of enthusiasm within the university community. Since that time he has continued his work in the states, founding programs in both Manhattan and Newark. 

About Grupo Senzala de Capoeira
Founded in 1963 in Rio de Janeiro, and in 1999 on the East Coast of the United States, Senzala is rooted in the history of Capoeira. Principles of community, respect and teamwork are present in all aspects of our work.

Grupo Senzala de Capoeira is one of the world's oldest Capoeira schools. Its origins go back to Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s. Since then, the school’s pedagogy has expanded to many different countries, opening branches throughout the world. The group plays a very important role in the educational process of Capoeira by working with different social and educational institutions such as kindergartens, schools, universities, and community centers in Brazil and around the globe. Grupo Senzala de Capoeira is an immense network that has been inspiring thousands of people from different walks of life for five decades.

About the Capoeira Cultural Center
The Capoeira Cultural Center (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit partner of Grupo Senzala de Capoeira, founded by Mestre Zumbi in 2002. The mission of the Capoeira Cultural Center is to foster cultural citizenship and community building through arts education. Specifically, our efforts focus on producing high quality, accessible, creative opportunities in the Brazilian art of Capoeira, and in multicultural and multidisciplinary arts. The Capoeira Cultural Center was originally founded to uplift Brazilian culture, and has since grown to unify cultures via a global view. The cultural geography of Brazil and the Americas are inherently diverse and complex. As a result, valorizing cultural diversity & expanding access are central to all of our programs.

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