Afro-Brasilian festival coming to WWU May 31


A day of dance and community, hosted by Western Washington University's study group of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF) Northwest Chapter, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at WWU's Carver Gym.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game. Capoeira evolved from a combination of various African traditions and rituals. The musical instruments originated in Africa, the musical rhythms are based on the ijexá rhythm of candomblé, and the pattern of call-and-response songs/chants is an African one.

Workshops in music and dance begin at 10 a.m. for adults and children. A dinner begins at 5 p.m. in a tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Cost for $14 for the public, $10 for dinner; workshops costs vary.

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