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Candeias Capoeira's Fundraiser:

Batizado 2011

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EVENT DATE: Apr 27, 2011

Candeias Capoeira


Feliz e generosa Ano Novo!

Or, happy and prosperous New Year, as we say here.

I am a member of Capoeira Candeias, a local martial arts group that brings Brazilian culture and athleticism to the Seattle region.

For those unfamiliar with it, Capoeira is a traditional martial art that evolved in Brazil’s plantation communities, originally amongst slaves. Today Capoeira has grown to be a national sport second only to soccer in Brazil. In the US, and Seattle, Capoeira is a community based sport that brings fitness and Brazil’s rich cultural heritage to people of all ages. A huge part of that heritage is a belt changing ceremony known as a Batizado. An event of pride and joy for us capoeiristas!

On April 27th-30th we are having our Batizado. We hope to have a large and vibrant event that will be a cultural experience for the community as well as provide important exposure to the Capoeira styles of other regions for our students. In keeping with the warm hospitality of Brazilian culture, we will be inviting and sharing our community and homes to capoeiristas from all over the US and World (Peru, NYC and Canada to name a few).

We, the students, are raising money to fly, feed, house and pay for teachers to come and teach at this event. We are organizing workshops open to the public in hopes of attracting people from many diverse walks of life into our Capoeira community. In order to make this event a reality we are humbly asking for donations from area businesses. In return for donations (of any kind), we can offer several forms of marketing and promotion. See the back of this letter for more information. Please feel free to contact us at any time or visit our website for more information.



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