Musics of the World
Gamelan • Heni Savitri, director
Capoeira • Juan Diego Díaz, director
featuring Mestre Cabello
Mariachi • Tito Talamantes, director
Samba School • Brian Rice, director
About Mestre Cabello
Born in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, Mestre Cabello dedicates his life to the rhythms, instruments, songs and dances of the Afro-Brazilian culture. Mestre Cabello has been practicing capoeira since the 1980’s, performing and teaching around the world since 1990. A professional capoeira angola teacher with more than 30 years experience, he is proud to be a student and senior practitioner under the world famous master Mestre João Grande.
He also studies Afro-Brazilian rhythms and dance as a disciple of Professora Emilia Biancardi and master drummer Jorge Alabê. Currently Mestre Cabello directs both the OuroVerde cultural farm and the Barracão d’Angola cultural center in Serra Grande Bahia Brazil, where he promotes Brazilian culture creation, presentation, education, and preservation.
His aim and life mission is to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for Capoeira Angola, use cultural knowledge and practices to preserve the natural environment, assure bright sustainable future for local children through artistic and social development, and to promote a grassroots-organized social and economic community development. Twice a year Mestre Cabello organizes the international event called DanceBatukeira where he hosts practitioners and teachers from around the world. In the 23rd DanceBatukeira, in January of 2015, Mestre Cabello graduated seven Professors of Capoeira Angola. He now has representatives in five different locations including in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.