- Phase One consists of an 18m x 10m training space for capoeira, dance and music classes. The design of the room with two sides open to the beautiful ocean views also lends itself well to social gatherings, a place to perform music, and dance. This area of the construction will feature local sustainably grown and harvested bamboo, with a terracotta tile roof- also a local product.
- Phase Two will entail the construction of separate changing rooms for men and women, bathrooms and showers in addition to a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ area. This area will be approximately 10m x6m.
- Phase Three will complete our project with living quarters being built on the second floor above the kitchen and changing rooms. This apartment will have three bedrooms, living room, bath and kitchen- just perfect for traveling capoeiristas.
Because of our continued involvement in the community of Serra Grande, we decided to build a new training facility and community center within the village limits to allow us to be even more accessible to the residents. With land purchased specifically for this project, the new Barracão d¹Angola will bring a permanent location to our continued community efforts along with being a center for the preservation of Capoeira Angola, the dance and culture of Bahia, as well as an example and resource for ecologically sustainable studies and practices. Your participation in this project will benefit many people locally and world wide by aiding in the preservation of Brazilian music and culture, by creating a global training center for capoeira angola, a meeting place and living space for traveling capoeiristas, and by participating in and supporting eco-conscious construction in the Mata Atlantic Forest. Dear Friends and the Community of Serra Grande, We’d like to invite you to participate in a community fundraising action for the construction of the headquarters of the: Cultural Centre Barracão D'Angola. First, a brief overview of our history in the region of Serra Grande. We started our work in 2003 in Fazenda Cultural Ouro Verde, a 75 hectare farm just 4km from the village of Serra Grande. Here we have built our home and capoeira training facilities using ecologically-minded construction methods, while practicing sustainable agriculture in the production of tropical fruits and cacao and living in an eco-friendly manner. At this private location, we have hosted many capoeira classes and events as well as providing housing and education to groups of guests and students interested in the ecology of the Mata Atlantico Forest. From these beginnings, Our our socio-educational initiatives continue to this day and remain the oldest in the village of Serra Grande, Bahia. Tisza and Cabello worked on a volunteer basis for 3 years in the Rural School in the region and in the Centro de Cultura Casa do Boneco in Itacaré. For 8 years we have brought the tradition of a Carnival sound, the batucada percussion ensemble, rich with music and popular culture to Serra Grande, Ilhéus and Itacaré through the Carnival “bloco,” Trovao da Serra. In addition to the Carnival presentation, this musical and cultural initiative continues to provide for year long free classes for adults and children in the region. In addition, we hold a yearly dance event with Capoeira Angola and Percussion, which is free of charge to participants within the community. January of 2012 marks the beginning our 17th Edition of these events. Our DanceBatuKeira event has attracted more than two thousand people to the region in recent years, contributing directly to the commerce of the village of Serra Grande and nearby areas. Participants continue come from all over Brasil and around the world to experience not only the dance, music and capoeira culture of Bahia, but also the ecology of the area. Throughout the year and for 2 years we have classes of Capoeira Angola and percussion right at the villa of Serra Grande in a rented place open to the community, where in addition to physical health education, we are also targeting younger citizens and affording adults a social meeting place and Community Development Center. Our space is open to cultural and social initiatives of the Village and we are available to assist the community whenever requested. With the first photographic exhibition, “Trilha na Village,” consisting of 90 photographs of members of the Serra Grande community displayed at over 20 locations in and around the village, we began working directly with the community by promoting the participation of the residents in our festivities, bringing awareness of the importance of coming together for the preservation of our dances and popular music along with celebrating the history of the village and its founders. All of these achievements have been made without institutional support from any kind of organization. Since the beginning of our work, we have relied solely upon our own personal initiative and the support of the community in the surrounding areas. We call it “ants work.” Esssentially, this means: ‘small but steady work for the community, with conscientious and everlasting results.” As we are in the midst of construction of the new Barracão d’Angola in Serra Grande, Bahia, we are counting on your support in whatever way possible, now more than ever. The construction of the barracão is divided into three phases to facilitate the gradual progression and completion of the project in accordance with our fundraising efforts.
adorei mais falta a foto da tisza no começo
Ja esta la..obrigado e um beijinho..
Estou muito feliz por mais uma realizacao meus irmaos, voces nem imaginam como os amo e torco por voces.
Vou conversar com meus alunos e passar o site pra todos, assim que mudarmos para nossa nova academia, faremos um dia de evento e o dinheiro que iremos arrecardar passaremos pra voces.
Milhoes de beijos pra voces tres, Dorinha te amo…Tio Efra
É uma iniciativa inovadora e muito corajosa. Criar um espaço próprio, com recursos próprios, voltados para a capoeira angola é a prova da convicção em nossa cultura, já que o barracão é um genuíno centro de cultura brasileira que fortalece e da consistência à nossa identidade, saúde e bem estar físico/mental.
MEUS parabens pra voceis por este trabalho tao lindo que estao fazendo ai deste lado tambem tenho um projeto em sp sei que noa e facio mas com muita fe e e coragem cada dia damos um passo mando muita possitiviadades pra voceis espero um dia poder ir conhecer um grande abraco e mais uma vez parabens
estou muito feliz , com muita bontade de ir la com vcs pra apoiar a nova construccao do barracao de angola. agente se ve em janeiro e vamos trabalhar muito que que fique mais lindo ainda do planejado , bejios e abracos pra tudo mundo la , muita saudades !!!!
Iniciativas como esta só mostram o poder transformador da cultura da Capoeira Angola, parabéns Mestre Cabelo, Mestra Tizsa e tod@s alun@s e parceir@s da comunidade de Serra Grande e outras paragens que estão juntos aí nesta batalha. São experiências como esta que nos estimulam/impulsionam a desejar e lutar por tudo aquilo que a lógica sistemática sempre nos fez crer como impossível. Saúde e paz!
I enjoyed my time at DanceBatukeira 19, 2013! Ouro Verde is a beautiful place and as a bird lover I tried my best to identify all the birds I saw! Although I was injured, as the days went by I absorbed much by watching and taking part in what I could. I especially enjoyed the kids at the the Barracão. I was sad to go. I look forward to next year! Thanks to Cabello, Tisza, your girls and all your students! Abraços a todos!
Ola Mesre Cabelo e Tisza
Parabenz pelo trabalho, Feliz Ano Novo and obrigado de novo pra abrir as porstad de Centro Cultural Ouro verde asi como o Barracao de angola. Desculpe por no participar mas das aulas que tava com muita vontades mas tambem con Joelho and parte de me corpo machucado. En fim observe e goste das attencions e do carinho pras os particpantes e paseiros. Seguro que o pessoal ta bem occupado con organisacao do evento Na Serra grande ali tambem gostaria participar mas tambem tenho que continuar entrevistando e continuar paserias com Mestre e Grios do Caribe. Como Ja fallemos, podemos continuar a conversa sobre o website de iniciacao as actividades culturais por Viajantes Ethicos ( ethical Travellers). Vo procurar communicar mas informacaos. Mas pra frentes.
Espero que meu portugues da pra entender (to trabalhando pra melhorar tambem)
Eurico,I believe that it is only narautl for one to want to belong to something. A sense of belonging and family. Now days capoeiristas come from all over the world and we recognize capoeira as a Brasilian art form. From Japan to Spain you can travel and not speak the local language, but we can communicate through portuguese and physical interaction. I took a trip to Budapest, Hungary, I don’t speak Hungarian by the way, to visit a capoeira group in Budapest even there I was able to communicate with Hungarians not in their language and not in english, but in portuguese the tongue of capoeira. I cannot put a finger on it, but there is something about capoeira that satisfies the need to belong. People from all walks of life coming together in whatever group they belong to learn something different from how they were born and raised. For me capoeira is more than just an art form it is a way of living. Now how this way of living is received by a groups students is in the hands of the teacher.Axe9,Ganga