Capoeira for the homeless

25 people who live on the streets in Hammersmith and Fulham are getting the opportunity to get to know a little bit of Brazilian culture.

On the weekend of June 12th & 13th, the group Axé Capoeira UK will be leading a workshop entitled ‘Make Your Own Berimbau’, which will teach these individuals how to make the instrument which was brought by African slaves to Brazil, used today for the musical and percussive accompaniment for the practice of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian mixture of martial art and dance, blending combat, music, philosophy and acrobatic movement.

“My intention in organising this workshop with my students was to try and offer something new to these people: social inclusion, for them to be able to interact in a creative and productive environment; for them to express themselves through the music and for them to understand that they are capable of doing anything”, tells Marcus Cabeça, the head of Axé Capoeira UK.

The workshop has already reached capacity, but for those wanting to find out more about capoeira and this event, or for further events and classes offered by Axé Capoeira UK, simply visit the website below.


June 12th-13th, 12pm to 6pm, Free
The Broadadway Centre, free meal provided


  1. This is great that people can receive the business loans and it opens completely new chances.

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