Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

A talk by Mestre João Grande and Mestre Jelon on capoeira across time and space

September 27th, 2019
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Location
Uptown Campus, LBC, Kendal-Cram Room

The Spanish and Portuguese Department is hosting this talk with two masters of the art of capoeria. Mestre Joao Grande is one of the last remaining Mestres from the Velha Guarda. He moved to New York in 1990 and, at 86 years old, he continues to hold capoeira classes at his academy in Harlem. He is a student of Mestre Pastinha, the father of capoeira Angola. Mestre Jelon is also from Bahia, and he was the first capoeirista to open up a school in the US back in the 70’s. He was also the choreographer and director of Viva Bahia, a dance group that toured the world showcasing folkloric dances of Northeastern Brazil.

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