QUINTAL                          In August 2011, members of                                 Capoeira Angola Quintal went o...
QUINTAL BRAZIL 2011
THE MESTRES      Grand Mestre Nô      Known as the "Mestre of Mestres," he graduated dozens of      capoeiristas and conti...
LEMBRANÇAS                                          MEMORIES                                          Church near the Merc...
Batata Doce“One of my favorite moments wasplaying in the farewell roda atMestre Magos academy on Mondaynight. Playing Mest...
Destino                              “Salvador was amazing!                              Watching Mestre Ombrinho and     ...
Mestre Ombrinho’sTop 5 Memories1. Our walk with Mestre Mago into thebrackish mangrove swamp followed bytwo stray dogs fight...
Beach day with Mestre Nô near his home on the island of Itaparica
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Quintal Brazil 2011 Newsletter

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In August 2011, members of Capoeira Angola Quintal went on a two-week cultural retreat to Brazil.

We visited the cities of Recife and Salvador, and we experienced first hand the rich roots of capoeira and Afro-Brazilian culture.

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  1. 1. QUINTAL In August 2011, members of Capoeira Angola Quintal went on a two-week cultural retreat to Brazil.BRAZIL We visited the cities of Recife and Salvador, and we experienced first2011 hand the rich roots of capoeira and Afro-Brazilian culture.Group photo from Mestre Nô’s “SeminárioInternacional de Capoeira Angola Palmares,”Salvador, Bahia NewYorkCapoeiraCenter.com
  2. 2. QUINTAL BRAZIL 2011
  3. 3. THE MESTRES Grand Mestre Nô Known as the "Mestre of Mestres," he graduated dozens of capoeiristas and continues to guide practitioners throughout the world with his wisdom and unique style. With over 60 years experience in Salvador, he is a living legend, one of the most respected elder mestres in the angola tradition, and his experience has developed a deep expression and understanding of "malandragem". Mestre Ombrinho Mestre Ombrinho is a disciple of Grand Master No and the first North American to be graduated to mestre. For over 22 years, hes been teaching at his Academy Capoeira Angola Quintal in NYC. Traveling annually to Bahia and throughout Brazil since 1985, Mestre Ombrinho speaks fluent Portuguese and has acquired extensive knowledge of cities and towns while participating in capoeira events and classes making friends everywhere. Mestre Mago Mestre Mago, Ricardo Dias de Sousa Pires, is a capoeira mestre with over 20 years experience. He founded and runs the non-profit organization academy Centro de Capoeira Cinco Salomao, teaching capoeira angola and regional while promoting cultural events celebrating local Brazilian traditions of music and dance. Today he lives in Recife with his wife, Professora Bel and children. QUINTAL BRAZIL 2011
  4. 4. LEMBRANÇAS MEMORIES Church near the Mercado São José, RecifeDestino, 007, Macarrão, Pavão, MestreOmbrinho, Alex, Caimãn, Mestre Mago, View of the lighthouse and beach in Barra, Salvador& Energia in Olinda, Pernambuco(near Recife) QUINTAL BRAZIL 2011
  5. 5. Batata Doce“One of my favorite moments wasplaying in the farewell roda atMestre Magos academy on Mondaynight. Playing Mestre Magos sisterin law, Baby especially. Shemidwifed my swag. “ Macarrão “It was an honor and inspiration to visit Mestre Magos academy in Recife. He and his students were all very welcoming and excellent hosts. It was great to see how Mestre Mago has been able to cultivate excellent capoeiristas regardless of age or gender. Definitely a high bar to aspire to.”
  6. 6. Destino “Salvador was amazing! Watching Mestre Ombrinho and Mestre Nô interact was like watching my father and grandfather at a family gathering. To top it off we got to be a part of Mestre receiving a new cord, with his Mestre, in Salvador, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Watching our Mestre playing in his unique signature style with other big time Mestres was definitely the most inspirational moment as far as Capoeira goes and absolutely reinforces in me a style and game that i aspire to have.”Energia“The best part of the tripfor me was making newfriends and getting toknow old friends better.What a great opportunity toenjoy the Quintal family!Feel free to rip any of mypics and I will try to sendthe ones I like best.”
  7. 7. Mestre Ombrinho’sTop 5 Memories1. Our walk with Mestre Mago into thebrackish mangrove swamp followed bytwo stray dogs fighting over who gets towalk with the gringos2. Walking, for the first time, with 10students into Mestre Nos academy inBoca do Rio3. Our seafood dinner with fresh cutpotato fries, moqueca, cold beer,maracuja liquor by the bay, with a viewof Salvador, as the sun sets4. Our private tour of the liquor factoryin Cachoeira5. Seeing how well everyone got alongand how we all looked after each other
  8. 8. Beach day with Mestre Nô near his home on the island of Itaparica

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