Weekly Traditional Capoeira Roda
You and your family are welcome to the only weekly capoeira roda in the Pacific Northwest hosted by the Washington Capoeira Center. The best way to regularly build community is to come to the roda every week. Each roda features a kids capoeira roda and an adults capoeira roda. The capoeira roda is the traditional gathering in a circle to play capoeira together in movement, music, and cultural art. See our for location details. Please sign our online waiver before participating.
Capoeira is an African-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century by enslaved Africans seeking to win their liberation. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using intelligence, guile, strength, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins, flips and other techniques.
The roda is a circle formed by capoeira players and musical instruments, where every participant sings songs and claps their hands following the music. Two capoeira players enter the roda and play the game according to the style required by the musical rhythm. Our mission is to maintain the tradition to honor and carry on the cultural art of capoeiraangola .
In addition to our weekly capoeira rodas, we have capoeira roda events throughout the year celebrating special occasions in our community, showcasing capoeira masters from Brazil, demonstrating at local festivals, and more. Stay connected in our email list for event announcements.
Our capoeira rodas are free to the public and made possible by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Shunpike and Capoeira Life (NPO).
Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. Our not-for-profit program, Capoeira Life, is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. Donate to Capoeira Life to support access to our events and programs.