“The participants — Brazilians mostly, but also Uruguayans, Russians, Ethiopians and Puerto Ricans — have come to the 80-acre property of Mestre Cobra Mansa (or, Master Tame Snake) on the outskirts of Valença, a small coastal city in Bahia, for a three-day retreat called Permangolinha. Its name (and its purpose) are a mash-up of the sustainable farming system known as permaculture and Capoeira Angola, the capoeira style that Mestre Cobra Mansa, 58, teaches.”
“Be yourself. Do what you can do and be happy.”
“Thoughts the day after Escola Nestor Capoeira’s monthly roda (roda do mes).”
The event in London marked the start of a series of special events and workshops to celebrate the school’s 30th anniversary. The week of workshops will lead towards a grading ceremony and performance on the 27th October 2018 held at the school’s studio space in Finsbury Park, London.