News and Updates

This category covers news, announcements, and updates of what's happening in our group, both local and abroad.

World Music and Dance Night at AACC feat. Axé Capoeira Maryland + Workshop with Gra. Marcia
Show, Demonstration & Workshop of Capoeira

Bayu Wicaksono 2015-11-15 05:42:24 UTC

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Come join us for World Music and Dance Night at Anne Arundel Community College on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Humanities Building, room 112.

The evening features African and Brazilian music and dance performed by members of World Music Club and students enrolled in West African Music and Dance (MUS 263 / DAN 263) and West African Drumming for Beginners (MUC 326) taught by instructor Adjetey Klufio.

Capoeira will also be showcased during the show with Maculele, Solos and Roda! we will have special guest Graduada Marcia Carnauba, Mestre Barrão's daughter, on hand as well! It'll be great! FREE ADMISSION!!

We will also have a great Capoeira workshop with Graduada Carnauba on Friday (7-9pm) and Saturday (12 - 3pm + Roda) as well, everyone is welcomed!

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Axé Capoeira Maryland 2015 Workshop with Gra. Marcia Carnauba 5/29 - 5/31
Workshop and Events Series

Bayu Wicaksono 2015-04-29 01:03:34 UTC

Come visit historic Annapolis, MD to join a 3-day workshop hosted by Axé Capoeira Maryland with special guest instructor: Graduada Marcia Carnauba of Axé Capoeira Atlanta! Carnauba brings a strong female presence in our grupo with her 15 years of experience as well as embodying the philosophy of our Master: Mestre Barrão, who is also her father.

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Axé Capoeira St. Louis Workshop with Instrutor Tizoc 4/23 - 4/26
Workshop and Events Series

Bayu Wicaksono 2015-04-21 21:40:12 UTC

Axé Maryland will visit St. Louis to join a 4-day capoeira workshop event hosted by Axé Capoeira with special guest Tizoc Guerrero of Axé Capoeira LA. Instrutor Tizoc is a very experienced Capoeirista and is regarded as one of the most talented Capoeirista in Grupo Axé Capoeira.

More information on the event can be found at:

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Profile of Professor Bambu
Leader of Axé Capoeira Chicago

Bayu Wicaksono 2014-11-02 05:54:11 UTC

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With the upcoming workshop with Professor Bambu, I thought I'd write an article about who he is, and what he represents so that folks coming into the workshop would have a better idea of who it is they are learning from.

Steven Kolhouse, or as he is known in the Capoeira world: Professor Bambu, has been training in the art since 1998. I first met him when I was a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN circa 2001 - 2002, and through him became part of Grupo Axé Capoeira. Over the years, even though our paths have diverged, the bond between student - teacher never vanished, as I continuously tried to learn as much as I could whenever our paths crosses.

Here is one quote that I always love from Bambu:

"Capoeira is a game of space and opportunity" (Professor Bambu)
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A New Beginning for Axé Maryland
Moving into a new location

Bayu Wicaksono 2014-10-30 13:37:27 UTC

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Last night was our last night training at Balanced Life Skills. It's a bittersweet moment. I have four years of blood, sweat, and memories there. But with every end comes a new beginning. Once again, HUGE thank you to Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi for graciously hosting Axé Capoeira Maryland. We will be having regular classes at Jing Ying starting Nov 3 (next Monday).

Class times will be:

Monday: 7:00-8:30pm (normal training)
Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 (music only)
Thursday: 7:00-8:30pm (normal training)


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