In 2007, Capoeira Luanda was founded by Mestre Jelon, Mestre Guerreiro and Mestre Apache with the goal of teaching and promoting capoeira and Afro-Brazilian cultures. At the same time, the organization strives to use the principals of capoeira as a means to foster positive psycho-social development and critical consciousness within the community. Capoeira can therefore become a way to celebrate and learn from Brazilian culture’s rich meanings and possibilities.
A 2022 grant from Cultures of Resistance Network supported their programs in Natividade, Tocantins & Maranguape, Ceara.
Read more about their work here.