Learn capoeira, samba, forró, Afro-Brazilian dance and drumming

Join us from 11-16 June 2024 at BRAZIL WEEK, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Centro Cultural Senzala de Capoeira – London. Get ready for a week of vibrant Brazilian culture, capoeira, music, dance, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Brazil right here in London!

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Brazil Week is more than an event; it’s a community coming together to celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture of Brazil. Whether you’re a capoeira enthusiast, a lover of Afro-Brazilian music or eager to explore new dance moves, Brazil Week has something for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a truly unique cultural experience.

Events will take place in London throughout the week from Tuesday 11 – Sunday 16 June 2024.

Event programme

Tuesday 11 JuneSamba workshop & roda6.30-9.30pmCecil Sharp House (2 Regent’s Park Rd, NW1 7AY)
Teacher: Gladys Cavalcante
Wednesday 12 JuneForró & music classes, live band7-11.30pmJuju’s Bar and Stage (15 Hanbury St, E1 6QR)
Teacher: Cleiton Lima
Thursday 13 JuneAfro-Brazilian drumming, batucada & roda de rua (free community event, registration not necessary)6.30-9.30pmRussell Square Park, London, WC1B 5EH
Teacher: Mestra Jô
Friday 14 JuneCapoeira, Senzala history talk & party6.30-9.30pm (party till 11pm)Scalabrini Fathers Church (20 Brixton Rd, SW9 6BU)
Saturday 15 JuneCapoeira & roda11.30am-5pm (then dinner)Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0FJ
Sunday 16 JuneCapoeira & children’s batizado11am-5pm
(then dinner)
Chalkhill Primary School, Barnhill Rd, Wembley HA9 9YP
Guest capoeira teachers confirmed: M. Baiano (UK), M. Caroço (BR), M. Joãozinho (UK), M. Nega (FR), M. Pedro (UK), M. Timbalada (CH).

Please register in advance! Tickets available for individual days, full weekend or whole week at: https://capoeira-senzala-london-ltd.sumupstore.com/

What is capoeira?

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art incorporating dance, music, self defence and acrobatic techniques, using spectacular kicks and movement in a unique combination. With a fun and welcoming atmosphere and community, all levels are welcome for a good workout and to learn more about this rich cultural tradition.

About Centro Cultural Senzala de Capoeira – London

Julio Cesar Alves de Oliveira – “Mestre Sanhaço” – is a red belt student of the great Mestre Peixinho from Grupo Senzala, which was founded in the 1960s. After teaching for several years in Brazil and Germany, Mestre Sanhaço moved to the UK in 2004 and teaches in London. Mestre Sanhaço regularly returns to Brazil to maintain continuity in his work and to make links between his students in the UK and those in Brazil. Find out more.

Can’t wait until June? Try out one of our capoeira classes in central London.