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Capoeira Barro Vermelho Event

Levantamos is pleased to support Capoeira Barro Vermelho’s 4th Annual Batizado & Troca de Cordoes, which is scheduled for October 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Capoeira, along with samba, has historically been the port of entry for many Americans to discover the culture and dichotomies that are Brazil. Capoeira is a martial art disguised as a dance, that was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil.  The martial art, handed down over centuries, was formalized as a sport in the early 20th century in Bahia, Brazil.  In 2014 UNESCO recognized capoeira as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”  It is Levantamos’ intention in 2016 to bring capoeira to the under-served populations of the District of Columbia.

The event is sponsored by

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