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Capoeira Social Project

Baltimore, MD | http://www.capoeirasocialproject.org
Joined in September 2011


About Us

Capoeira Social Project (CSP) is an educational non-profit organization that provides martial, performing, visual and linguistic arts programing through the lens of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, and movement form.

Capoeira Social Project has been established for the purpose of providing instruction to the greater Mid-Atlantic area, with a specific focus on underprivileged youth (ages 7-18, or grades 2-12) of Baltimore City, with affiliates in Belo Horizonte, MG - Brasil. 

Instruction focuses on the physical aspects of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dances: Cocos, Sambas, Maculele, Frevo. There is an innate musical aspect to these art forms and as such, the necessary musical (both vocal and instrumental) accompaniment is also be taught.

The historical origins of the arts are also an integral part of the instruction. Through this organization, participants also gain understanding of the historical, philosophical, and lyrical significances of these cultural arts.

Through training of these arts, participants gain strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, rhythm, self awareness and self confidence. 

In our visual arts programs participants learn to paint, stain, and pyrography wood, and basketweaving to create musical instruments. They also learn the art of screen printing to create uniforms, costumes, and fundraising campaigns.

Future purpose of Capoeira Social Project is to provide additional social services to the youth participants including but not limited to after-school tutoring in math, reading/writing in English, and sciences. (Currently fundraising for a new studio/classroom space.)

Capoeira Social Project (CSP) is an educational non-profit organization that provides martial, performing, visual and linguistic arts programing through the lens of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, and movement form.

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Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Education
  • Volunteering

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