Mestre Amen Santo and Capoeira Batuque was next to take to the stage. This energetic group of musicians, capoeira’s and dancers left the crowd and I in awe with their jaw-dropping movements.
“It’s that connection with the vibration of the sound that makes the instrument so joyful to play. The body literally becomes part of the instrument.”
“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.”