is a native of Brazil and 30-year master of capoeira, an African-Brazilian martial art and dance form. Now based in East Palo Alto, Calif., Mestre has taught capoeira, Brazilian dance, percussion and stringed instruments at Stanford, UC Berkeley and elsewhere.
Drumming inspires people to connect. Nationalities and individual agendas disappear; what remains is the grounding presence of our transformed selves — our spirits lightened and empowered. Join Cida Vieira and Mestre Beicola on this journey of joy straight into the heart of Brazilian dance and music. This hands-on (and “feet-on”) workshop explores the instruments, rhythms, music and the samba dance jeitinho brasieliro (“of the Brazilian way”) in an inclusive and safe environment.