Berimbau Bag in Shanghai: location corrections and changes

Maybe you already know about cheap berimbau bags in Shanghai, and here is updated information about it from our camara Birdie.

The address is 56 Lanxi Lu, not 55 Lanxi Lu, and the vendor number is 50.

There’s actually a better and faster way to get to the vendor: get out at FengQiaoLu (枫桥路) station on line 11, exit 3. Once outside, walk a few meters to the right on CaoYangLu and the market will be on your right hand side (takes 1-2 minutes). The #50 vendor will be on the right-hand side column and is one of the first vendors to appear from this entrance.

The ayi’s surname is Yu 俞, so call her “Yu Ayi” The phone number listed on the webpage is her home phone but it’s missing a “6”, it should be: 62160696. She has a cell phone now: 13564973872. She doesn’t speak any English so if someone wants to order a bag in English, they can e-mail her friend (who knows some English) at: zhanlin_Cindy@hotmail.com

Her vendor opens around 9am and closes at 5pm.

Oh, and the bag’s price is increased to 30 rmb. Depending on the type of material and layers, the cost could be more. I asked for many layers and various fabrics, so mine was 55 rmb.

Capoeira for Kids

Capoeira is great for kids. It combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance and provides a fun challenging workout. Capoeira is also a great tool to develop coordination, since its movements involve the entire body. Thanks to its music component, children also learn to sing in Portuguese and play the traditional Capoeira instruments. Introducing fun kids games where the elements of capoeira are incorporated, children learn many important skills including discipline, self confidence and respect.

Kids classes every Saturday from 3:15pm-4:30pm on Yan’An Xi lu n.358, 3rd floor (near Nanjing Xi Lu)

Contact email: capoeirashanghai@yahoo.com

Ido Portal’s Workshop in Shanghai, Nov 11-13 [+中文]

Ido Portal Workshop in Shanghai

Camaras! 【中文翻译见下文】

Ido Portal will come to Shanghai for a weekend workshop on November 11, 12 and 13! Most of you already know him; some of his videos are on YouKu.

It’s a great opportunity to learn from one of the best movement and balancing trainers in the world. These are not traditional capoeira workshops but something different, special, which will be extremely useful for all of us in order to improve both our equilibrium and floreios.

Everyone should try to attend to all the sessions of the workshop, both beginners and intermediate will benefit from it.

Workshops will focus on communication, floreios and strenght.
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Brazilian Carnival at Bar Rouge this Saturday

Brazilian Carnival at Bar Rouge this Saturday

5th March 2011 from 12, Bar Rouge

On the the same day of the Brazilian Carnival…. We will celebrate it as well !!!

When it’s winter – cold and grey and our mood is getting low, there is one place where the sun shines, and the world’s most colorful get underway.

Samba dancers, Capoera  Capirinha and  the most popular Brazilian songs followed by the most famous house Brazilian remixes!

The place is Brazil and the party is Carnival.Who doesn’t dream of going there?? “Sambando in Ipanema” (Trying to dance the samba ;)) drinking caipirinha…well close your eyes and imagine being there…open them now and read:

March 5th Bar rouge will host the biggest Brazilian Carnival that Shanghai has ever seen:
Samba dancers, live performers, Bossanova and lots of happy music!
So prepare your costume and your smile and be ready to join the brazilian community…

FREE ENTRANCE UNTIL 12 WITH THE PASSWORD MANDINGA

Capoeira at Kerry Sport Center, Shanghai

Capoeira at Kerry Sport Center, Shanghai

Starting from February 18th Diego “Guerreiro” will teach capoeira classes at Kerry Sport Center in Kerry Hotel Pudong. Classes will be every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:20pm.

For information on the classes please contact directly Kerry sport center.

Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
Pre-opening office, No.1388 Hua Mu Road Pudong, Shanghai 201204, China
T: (86 21) 6169 8888
F: (86 21) 6169 8899

“No Quintal da Minha Casa” Lyrics

Tava no quintal da minha casa
O menino me chamou pra vadiar
Eu no meu joguinho bem manero
Vou jogando bem ligeiro
Como o berimbau mandar

Coro

Tava no quintal da minha casa
O menino me chamou pra vadiar
Eu no meu joguinho bem manero
Vou jogando bem ligeiro
Como o berimbau mandar

Coro

Sua capoeira é ligeira
A minha é devagar

Coro

Sua capoeira é ligeira
A minha é devagar

Coro

Não jogue com tanta agonia
Por que nesta roda
Aqui não vai dar

Coro

Tava no quintal da minha casa
O menino me chamou pra vadiar
Eu no meu joguinho bem manero
Vou jogando bem ligeiro
Como o berimbau mandar