Afro-Brazilian Samba and Capoeira workshop to be held March 17

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An Afro-Brazilian Samba and Capoeira workshop will be coming to Penn State from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, in the HUB-Flex Theatre, with special guests Mestre Efraim Silva and Thelma Ladeira, of the Connecticut Capoeira and Dance Company. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art incorporating dance, acrobatic moves and music, with origins in Brazil dating back to the arrival of slaves from Angola in the 16th century. Samba, the dance and music synonymous with Rio's Carnival and Brazilian national culture, also has its origins in Afro-Brazilian rhythms, movements and traditions.

Come learn more about these rich cultural traditions by learning the basic movements and trying your skills in the roda. Participants should wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring water. 

The workshop is made possible thanks to generous support from the Penn State departments of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; African American Studies; and Anthropology; and the Latin American Studies Program. For more information, contact Kristina Douglass, or Krista Brune,

Last Updated March 13, 2018