B2B - Joga Capoeira, end of the year update from Mestre Acordeon

Posted in // English, capoeira 27 December 2014

sent notice

B2B - Joga Capoeira, end of the year update from Mestre Acordeon

On July 2013 we posted a notice which we received via email by the Capoeira Arts Foundation. It was regarding the crowdfunding for a remarkable new project by founding Mestre Acordeon, Capoeira pioneer in the United States.
The project named B2B - Joga Capoeira, involved an introspective and fundraising journey by bicycle from Berkely, California to Bahia, Brazil.
Of course we followed this one year trip of and on via the project's facebookpage.
Now we're posting the notice we received during the holidays with links to some of the footage gathered on this journey, still as a work in progress.

Military Dictatorship: The Final Report

Posted in // English, news 10 December 2014

Via Link2Brazil, translation to English by Marijn Moltzer

Military Dictatorship: The Final Report

Today, president Dilma Rousseff received the final report on Brazil’s dictatorship. It had taken the Comissão Nacional de Verdade (CNV) [National Truth Commission] two years and seven months to complete. The report states that 434 people died or disappeared as a result of Brazil’s military dictatorship between 1964 and 1985.

Capoeira in a circle on UNESCO’s living cultural heritage list

Posted in // news, English, culture, capoeira 28 November 2014

via Ministério da Cultura, translation to English by Marijn Moltzer

Capoeira in a circle on UNESCO’s living cultural heritage list

Capoeira is already one of Brazil’s most famous cultural exports. And now it has been recognised as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage by the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The official vote took place on 26 November during the ninth session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The committee met at the body’s Paris headquarters from 24 to 28 November.

Trust

Posted in // English, news 11 November 2014

By Katy Sherriff, translation to English by Marijn Moltzer

Trust

Friday, a little after midnight. Our friend Sanderson has just left after a surprise visit when the intercom suddenly buzzes. Has Sanderson forgotten something? But no, it is Omar, our ‘zelador’: the janitor. Omar is a small balding man, well into his seventies. He and his wife, Mirta, have lived in our block’s smallest apartment for nearly 50 years. It doesn’t even have a separate bedroom. The zelador doesn’t pay rent and receives a modest salary in return for doing odd jobs in and around the apartments.

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