Tucson Capoeira

The UCA (United Capoeira Association) was born in the vision of Mestre Acordeon and Mestre Rã to create an organization where they could work together with similar philosophical ideals and yet preserve their own identities. Some of their American students then began teaching capoeira in different locations under the umbrella of UCA. As many capoeiristas … Read more

Traditions Thursdays: The Living Traditions of Taiko & Capoeira

Karen Falkenstrom of Odaiko Sonora and Anne Pollack of Capoeira Mandinga share roles, responsibilities, and ethics of teaching and transmitting traditional practices. Deeply engaged in the practice and teaching of their respective forms, both artists will speak about their personal journeys acquiring and transmitting cultural knowledge. Facilitator: KATE ALEXANDER, TMY Performance Curator KAREN FALKENSTROM, Founder/Director, … Read more

Nossa Bossa Nova

Nossa Bossa Nova is the child of husband and wife team, Mike and Theresa Levy, who have been performing Brazilian Bossa Nova for more than 15 years. Fluent in Portuguese and several other languages, Theresa brings an authenticity to the music and a pure voice that allows access even for those who who don’t speak the … Read more

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