• Bel Pires

    Bel Pires

    Born in Central, in the city of Chapada Diamantina, he has lived in Feira de Santana since the first years of his life. Kissa's father, Maisha and Mosi. Graduated in History from UEFS, master and doctor from UFBA. Capoeira master, coordinates the Malungo Centro de Capoeira Angola, a cultural entity that develops capoeira work in Bahia and Pará. Professor of African History at UNEB, he has dedicated himself to studies on black populations, with several books and articles published on social history of culture. Member of networks of researchers from different Brazilian universities. His most recent book was published by Editora Mondrongo, in 2019, under the title “O annucungo de Cassange: an essay on the musical arc in the Atlantic universe”.

  • Besouro Mangangá

    Besouro Mangangá

    The brand Franco-Brazilian Besouro Manganga dedicated to Capoeira and perpetuates the memory of Manoel Henrique Pereira also known as the Besouro Preto of Santo Amaro or Besouro Mangangá.

    100% Made in Brazil (Bahia)!

  • Capoeira Shop

    Capoeira Shop

    Capoeira Shop also sells its own products. Conceived by quality partners, recognized for their know-how and their seriousness, CapoeiraShop articles offer a good quality / price ratio. Our partners are mostly capoeirist and know the expectations of our customers. Like all articles on the site, you will be satisfied or refunded.

  • CM Coelho - Berimbatida

    CM Coelho - Berimbatida

    CM Coelho has been practicing Capoeira since 1999, has been a teacher of this art in Rio Claro-SP since 2005, has been in charge of Capoeira Studio since 2013, where he offers Capoeira classes for all ages. Since 2018 he has graduated as a Capoeira Contramestre and in addition to his daily work with Capoeira, he currently maintains a parallel work with Capoeira musicality on Social Networks, which has managed to reach people from all over the world.

    Since 2005, he has held Capoeira Festivals in the city of Rio Claro, in which several children have participated.

    teenagers and adults, in addition to receiving and bringing to the city of Rio Claro-SP several capoeiristas and Mestres of

    Capoeira recognized in the national and international circuit.

    My objective with the berimBATIDA is to contribute to the Capoeira community in general in terms of music, therefore, daily, through social networks, content is posted with information, classes and discussions about the Berimbau and alerting capoeiristas to the importance of understanding Capoeira music. The berimBATIDA, currently is on Instagram (11.5K), TikTok (5K), Facebook (1.4K), YouTube (1.3K), Whatsapp (256 people in the Group), Telegram (100 people in the community, so daily people from all over the world contact me to discuss, clarify doubts or even take online Berimbau classes. Learn a little more:

  • CM Rafael de Lemba

    CM Rafael de Lemba

    Contra Mestre Rafael De Lemba or Rafael Xikarangoma is one of the great musicians of Capoeira. Author, composer, performer. A renowned capoeirist from São Paulo.

  • Covinha - Cécile B.

    Covinha - Cécile B.

    Covinha (Cécile Bennegent) is a French woman who practices / teaches capoeira in the Senzala school in Lyon. In the early 2000s, as part of a postgraduate degree in Socio-Anthropology at the University of Lyon II and after several trips to Brazil she wrote a book and co-wrote a documentary film that both deals with the Capoeira.

  • Frederico José de Abreu

    Frederico José de Abreu

    Frederico José de Abreu or Frede Abreu is no longer with us, he left for the "lands of Aruanda" in July 2013, but he left as an inheritance an important work, through the numerous books, articles, chronicles and texts that he has written. But he also left a huge, rich and organized collection of documents, books, photographs, films, magazines, newspapers, etc. which can be considered as the largest collection of existing capoeira.

    Today his daughter Elzinha, continues the work of his father as a distributor of the few books he remains in stock. She sometimes undertakes the re-edition (enriched) of some works. It is thanks to the latter that we still have access to this important work of research.

  • Fundação Mestre Bimba

    Fundação Mestre Bimba

    The Mestre Bimba Foundation, is located in the historic center of Salvador da Bahia, the Pelourinho.

    Manoel Nascimento Machado, known as Mestre Nenel, founded on June 10, 1986. Mestre Nenel continues the work of his father - the famous Mestre Bimba, creator of the Capoeira Regional - through the preservation and maintenance of the methodology, the principles and traditions established by his father.

    Several centers and schools are located in other parts of Salvador, as well as in other cities in Brazil and around the world.

  • Jair Moura
  • Jota R instrumentos
  • Marimbondo Sinha

    Marimbondo Sinha

    Our pants are designed, as part of a fair trade, by a company based in São Paulo, Brazil. The brand MRDBO (Marimbondo Sinha), leader in the making of Capoeira pants for more than 20 years, supplies Capoeira academies around the world. The largest schools have always been partners of this company.

    By choosing MRBDO as a partner, we have chosen quality and respect for human values. If you visit one of the 2 stores in São Paulo, you will discover a family atmosphere, a warm welcome and rigor at work to offer you an irreproachable quality of service.

  • Mercado Modelo
  • Mestre Acordeon
  • Mestre Ananias
  • Mestre Boca Rica

    Mestre Boca Rica

    Mestre Boca Rica (Manoel Silva) was born on 11/26/1936 in the city of Maragogipe-BA. He moved to Salvador-BA in the 1950s, the same period he started his practice in Capoeira Angola with Mestre Pastinha at the Centro Esportivo de Capoeira Angola (CECA), located in Pelourinho n°19. Capoeira provided him with experiences such as traveling to more than 40 countries, playing for Queen Elizabeth and the Princess of Denmark, participating in the recording of the film Pagador de Promessas, receiving the title of Notório Saber by D. Pedro II College of Salvador and the Tomé de Souza medal by the Chamber of Salvador and currently has more than 10 cds released in the world of Capoeira. He is a highly respected master and known worldwide as a great singer. Some songs are unmistakable in his voice such as: "Mandei caiar meu sobrado", "Maranhão", "Sambalelê bateu na porta", etc. He is one of the few Mestres who wants to sing and keep the deep tuning of the berimbaus like the old ones. He is an expert berimbau player, knowing several Toques, including several of Capoeira Regional. His reference in Capoeira is his Mestre Pastinha and the singers Mestre Waldemar da Paixão and Mestre Bimba. From the height of his 84 years Mestre Boca Rica is still active and very present in the Rodas de Capoeira.

  • Mestre Brandão
  • Mestre Busca Longe
  • Mestre Canguru
  • Mestre Chitãozinho

    Mestre Chitãozinho

    Historian, philosopher and founding master of the group Negaça Capoeira, Mestre Chitãozinho has written several books on Capoeira ...

  • Mestre Gajé
  • Mestre Ivan

    Mestre Ivan

    Mestre Ivan is established in Santo Amaro da Purificação, in the Recôncavo Baiano in Bahia. In addition to being a renowned master of Capoeira Angola, he has been making musical instruments for many years using traditional methods.

  • Mestre Jean Pangolin

    Mestre Jean Pangolin

    Jean Adriano Barros da Silva, Master Jean Pangolin is a researcher who has dedicated himself to the qualified study of capoeira for many years, specifically in its relationship with formal teaching in schools.

  • Mestre João Grande
  • Mestre Jogo de Dentro
  • Mestre Lua Rasta
  • Mestre Moraes
  • Mestre Negoativo
  • Mestre Nenel

    Mestre Nenel

    Manoel Nascimento Machado, known as Mestre Nenel, continues the work of his father - the famous Mestre Bimba, creator of Capoeira Regional - through the preservation and maintenance of the methodology, principles and traditions established by his father.

    Several centers and schools are located in other parts of Salvador, as well as in other cities in Brazil and around the world.

  • Mestre Pastinha
  • Mestre Pernalonga SP
  • Mestre Roberval
  • Mestre Saguim
  • Mestre Sidney Santos de Jesus

    Mestre Sidney Santos de Jesus

    Sidney Santos de Jesus

    Date of birth: April 1, 1962

    Marital Status: Single

    Educational Background: High School

    Graduated in Basic Chemistry Qualification

    Languages: Portuguese

    Born in Santo Amaro da Purificação/Bahia, I had direct contact with capoeira since my childhood, having officially started in capoeira in 1989, training with Mestre Macaco in Santo Amaro. Due to my dedication to capoeira in 1995 I started teaching capoeira, not only in the Recôncavo, but in other cities in Bahia and also in other states. I graduated Mestre de Capoeira on December 21, 2013, by Mestre Carcará de Santo Amaro and had my graduation confirmed on the spot by the Mestres: Mestres Felipe, Gary, Messias and Dimas.

    Founder of the Grupo de Capoeira Tradição Quilombola, which proposes to rescue the traditional capoeira of Santo Amaro, as faithful as possible to what was practiced by the old masters of the city. Through a seven-year partnership with UNILAB, the group absorbed several African students who now make up the group, which promotes cultural and intellectual exchange between Africans and Brazilians who are in different neighborhoods and realities of Santo Amaro and São Francisco do Conde .

    In 2014 I started the OBRE project (Orquestra de Berimbaus do Recôncavo) at UNILAB Campus dos Malês in the city of São Francisco do Conde\ Bahia and at Colégio Estadual Senador Pedro Lago in the city of Santo Amaro \Bahia. The project lasted 02 (two years) and was the bridge for the continuity of this partnership with the University, remaining at the institution giving capoeira training. Still at UNILAB, I started a new project that took the name of Philosophical and Practical Foundations of Capoeira and Samba, adding classes in Maculelê and Toque of the various instruments of Popular Culture: Atabaque, Berimbau, Pandeiro, Agogô. In addition to teaching how to play, the project included classes in making these same instruments. In this process of Sharing the Construction of Knowledge about the various instruments, we brought other mestres from various Capoeira groups, Old Mestres such as Mestre Messias (now deceased) from São Brás district of the Municipality of Santo Amaro and Mestre Felipe Santiago de Santo Amaro, today the Oldest Capoeira Master in the World in activity, 96 years old. We promote several Capoeira events, in which African and Brazilian students graduated, attracting and involving residents of the Baixa Fria Region (São Francisco do Conde) and also in the City of Santo Amaro, absorbing young people from the periphery and downtown.

    In 2015 I was in Germany, invited to teach theoretical and practical classes of Capoeira, in several academies in Berlin.

    In 2017, I participated in the Training and Qualification course for Cultural Agents held at UFBA, which promoted the qualification of Cultural Agents.

    In 2019, we approved the Orquestra de Berimbau project in the Notice published by the Santo Amaro judiciary.

    In 2020 I received the "Berimbau de Ouro" Award, dedicated to Capoeiristas and non-capoeiristas who stand out in the Popular Culture sector.

    Also in 2020, we were covered by the Aldir Blanc law, which provided for support to cultural groups and associations.

    In 2018 I was invited to participate in the International Conference on Culture, Diaspora, Emancipatory Challenges for Contemporary Africa that took place on the island of Praia in Cape Verde\ Africa, having space to speak and being the only Capoeira representative at the event. On this occasion, we visited several high schools conducting practical and theoretical classes talking about Capoeira and also about Popular Culture in Brazil, which was for me a moment of great joy and emotion in being part of this great cultural meeting on African soil.

    Following this walk and struggle for popular culture, having come from the union and political struggle, my aspiration is to increasingly research the Popular culture of my territory, share knowledge and invest in the formation of political awareness among us, cultural agents, so that we can have autonomy in our cultural making.

    I am a father, grandfather, companion, teacher, student and Santo Amaro who finds in capoeira space to live and express the dream of freedom and rise of the black people, in the appreciation of their culture and their lives.

  • Mestre Sorriso
  • Mestre Toni Vargas
  • Mestre Valmir
  • Mestre Xaréu (Hellio Campos)
  • Mestre Zangado CDO
  • Queixada
  • Rainha Shoes

    Rainha Shoes

    Created in 1934, Rainha is a brand for everyday life that encourages the pleasure of physical activity and exploring the world with your feet. Therefore, it invites people to rediscover the relationship with the surroundings of their city. The brand translates these concepts to the sports and casual universe with creations of clothing, shoes and accessories that combine comfort, style and quality, always in tune with the main fashion trends.

  • Sinistro GCB
  • Valmir das Biribas