This festival is an event specially designed to bring together ALL Rainier Beach and Rainier Valley neighbors as a mean to foster community connections.
ProgramFri, Apr 29
7:30 8:30 p.m.
A short performance by the musicians and artists highlighting the various art forms to be presented April 30.
April 30, Saturday
9:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
A full day of workshops, group discussion, and community Roda and Party.
Capoeira Angola: Mestre Jurandir, Brazilian, President, International Capoeira Angola Foundation.
African Dance: Thaddeus and his Dummers Band.
Brazilian Percussion: Eduardo Mendonca, Brazilian, Music Director, Show Brazil.
Orixas Dance and Rhythms: Master Jorge Alabe, a Brazilian master in drums and schools of samba.
Discussion: Sandra Hernandes: a Brazilian educator and theatre, PhC at the University of Washington, expert on the pedagogy and theatre of the oppressed
The International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF) founded in 1996, seeks to offer a place to all people interested in Capoeira Angola and its ancestors since the ancient days in Africa and Brazil. Mestre Jurandir (USA/West Coast), Mestre Cobra Mansa (USA/East Coast), and Mestre Valmir (Brazil), the ICAF leaders, continue to teach and transfer to their students Mestre Pastinha’s legacy. Their primary goals are to teach, research, and spread Capoeira Angola throughout the world as a movement of resistance and self-liberation. These objectives has made ICAF known as a community-based organization that advocates for a non-oppressive and equal society for all.