Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thanks...

Cocktails drank, money raised and a good time had by all. Big thanks to those who came along. We've been offered a monthly slot in 2010, so watch this space!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

BRAZILIAN PARTY IN OXFORD

Beat the winter blues with some warming Brazilian vibes (and cocktails...) and help raise money for the Abolicao Trust, working with children in Brazil and South Africa.

CHEAPEST COCKTAILS IN OXFORD!
CAIPIROSKAS - £5 FOR 2

6 - 11pm - Cafe Bar Brasil, Friar's Entry, Oxford

DIRECTIONS

All proceeds from the cocktail/beer offers go directly to the Trust.

Download flyer here



Monday, November 02, 2009

RUPI, TEIMOSO AND ABELHA have arrived safely!

It's so great to have them here. Safely wrapped in several layers, they braved central Oxford during their first day here. In the evening, we all bundled into cars and went bowling. In addition to capoeira, football and dancing, they now seem to be better than us at this too...





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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Great news for this November...

The Trust are bringing three people from the Brazil project to England next month to take part in the 10th Abolicao Oxford Batizado. Professor Rupi - our teacher in Salvador - will arrive with two students, Teimoso and Abelia. This is the first time they've travelled and we're delighted to have them. Wooly hats and big smiles await their arrival...

Check out the clip from this year's Batizado at the project in Brazil. Abelia is the girl playing the first game.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Trust are in Brazil...

Abolicao Trust - Salvador, July 09 from The Abolicao Trust on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ola from Salvador...

The Trust are currently hosting a Brazil trip for UK capoeira students. We've been training with all of the wonderful kids at the project in Abaete and getting ready for the fourth Batizado, the annual celebration and changing of belts. We've also joined in the with the percussion and Afro-dance workshops and the lady in the ice-cream shop knows us all pretty well...

Check out some of the pics and watch this space for videos very soon.




Friday, June 05, 2009



BRAZILIAN SUMMER PARTY

Saturday 20th June, 4 - 12pm
The Africa Centre
38 Kings Street, Covent Garden


  • SAMBA/PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS
  • CAPOEIRA DEMO
  • LIVE MUSIC/DJs

£9 on the door
Free cocktail and workshop with every ticket!


ALL PROCEEDS TO THE ABOLICAO TRUST

More info: events@abolicao-trust.org or 07708 225850


Monday, May 18, 2009

Dragon School show




Abolicao Capoeira were invited to perform at the Dragon School in Oxford on May 15th. Negao has been leading workshops for pupils and the school recently awarded funding towards our exchange event planned for November. Pupils led a presentation on the history of Capoeira to an audience of 250 and joined us on stage for a roda and samba!

Big thanks to everyone who turned up to perform (Maculele grass skirts with no prior warning) and to the school for having us.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CAPOEIRA TRIP TO BRAZIL THIS JULY



Contra-Mestre Negao and the Trust are hosting an amazing trip to Salvador, Brazil this Summer.

If you're into Capoeira, regardless of your level, this is a great chance to visit and train in the place where it all began. There will be regular classes, rodas, music/percussion workshops and close involvement with our Capoeira project for the incredible kids of Abaeté.

If this doesn't tempt you, maybe the ocean, fresh fish, beachside hotel, samba rhythms and capirinhas will.

The trip runs from 13th - 27th July and there are still places going. Download full details here

Please get in touch if you have any questions -

braziltrip@abolicao-trust.org