Summer is almost over and I've been thinking about some of the capoeira events that I have attended since the "Batizado Season" began this Spring. Some of my favorite memories are of smaller capoeira events such as rodas at Lake Merritt or at last week's Petaluma Music Festival. Here are some of my thoughts about a few of the "smaller" batizados that I have attended this year.
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Last night (August 15) Capoeira Mandinga participated in the monthly Piedmont Ave. Stroll (http://www.piedmontavestroll.org/blog.html) by playing capoeira outside for almost 90 minutes. Yesterday was also Mestre Marcelo's birthday and in true capoeira tradition he declared his intention to play with everyone in the roda. Considering that there were probably over thirty people present, that would be no easy task.
After last month's text (and link) heavy blog, I thought I would try adding a few more pictures this time. So, what follows are some of my favorite moments from this year's Mandinga Tucson batizado weekend.
A picnic in the desert with Zum Zum, CM Parafina, CM Luar, Mestres Esquilo & Pinga Fogo