Batizado: Capoeira Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov. 14
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th St.
Richmond, CA 94801

The Batizado is a celebration of initiation for new students.  It is when they play capoeira with a teacher to receive their first cordão (cord/belt).  The Batizado is a tradition that began with Mestre Bimba as a way to recognize a new student's understanding of basic movements and as a welcoming them to the greater Capoeira community. 

Our Batizado, led by Mestre Jordão and UCA, Richmond is offered in affiliation with the Capoeira Arts Foundation, Mestre Acordeon. Founder, M Suelly Director. Visiting Mestres and instructors will play with all the students. There will be food, refreshments and music.

Questions: Please call Letty Mejia, Head Registrar at the Center for more information (510) 323-2495 Se habla Español. Or speak with any main site program staff: Kwesi, Lolis, Kwaku, Maurice.