Destination Jamaica was a huge successApril 07, 2011
In March 2011, Capoeira Malês DC hosted Destination Jamaica in Discovery Bay, Jamaica — Instrutor Morcego's hometown. The five day event — Capoeira Malês' first international encounter — was a huge success.
Nearly 100 people from at least six different countries came to Discovery Bay for a week of sun, fun and capoeira. We ate delicious food, met amazing people, lived on a beautiful beach, and of course, trained capoeira with some of the best in the game.
For one week, all of Discovery Bay was energized about capoeira and Afro-Brazilian culture. We even inspired many locals to try the art. A small group of students continues to train today!
On behalf of Mestre Curisco and Instructor Morcego, we'd like to thank our invited guests for support this event:
- Mestre Val Boa Morte
- Contra Mestre Lua Branca
- Contra Mestre George Palmares
- Contra Mestre Mariano
- Contra Mestre Simpson
- Professor Omi
- Professora Sarara
- Professor Graveto
- Professor Girino
- Formado Folclore
- Instrutora Guerreira
- Instrutor Sabía
- Instrutor Carrapeta
- Sonia Pessoa
We also would like to thank all the students who traveled to Jamaica to share their axé. Stay tuned for Destination Jamaica II, coming soon...