Capoeira is a Brazilian art of African ancestry combining instrumental music, song, dance, martial arts, ritual, theatre, and more. The UC Davis Capoeira Ensemble focuses on the Capoeira Angola style from the Brazilian northeast. Each quarter a new cohort of students learn how to play the instruments of the capoeira ensemble, sing capoeira songs in Portuguese, and basic techniques of the physical game. Songs and rhythms from a samba folk style called samba-de-roda are also taught.
The ensemble is offered during the Winter, Fall, and Spring quarters and performs once per quarter. New and returning members are welcome to join every quarter.
Music 198; meets Wednesdays
and Fridays from 2:00–4:00 pm
in the Della Davidson Performance Studio, Nelson Hall