To celebrate Black History Month we took a group of children to learn more about Black History and Capoeira.
On Saturday 13th October we took a group of children to learn Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, and dance) and learn more about black history in Brazil. The activity took place in Kentish Town and was run by Elias. The children learnt and participated in the music, dance, history and language (Brazilian Portuguese) of Capoeira, through a combination of Capoeira Acrobatics, Dance and RODA (when two people perform together the movements to live Capoeira music).
The children were taught how Capoeira connects with Black History in Brazil through slavery and the freedoms fought for by those slaves. Children had a taste of playing the Berimbau (African Drum) and the Pandeiro (similar to a tambourine) which are usually played during Capoeira.
To finish off a very energetic afternoon we then took the children to Nando’s.