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Caxixi Workshop and Circle with Mestre Cabello!

Come join us for a circle of rhythm and movement with the world renowned Capoeira Angola and Master Percussionist Mestre Cabello of Bahia Brazil! This will be a very unique opportunity to play the Caxixi while at the same time generate vocals and work as a group to create a special communal experience of sounds and synergy.

The Caxixi Is an African Brazilian shaker instrument that is used for a variety of cultural expressions such as Capoeira, Samba, and more.

About Mestre Cabello:

Born in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, Mestre Cabello dedicates his life to the rhythms, instruments, songs and dances of the Afro-Brazilian culture. Mestre Cabello has been practicing Capoeira since 1980’s performing and teaching around the world since 1990. A professional Capoeira Angola teacher with more than 30 years experience, he is proud to be a student and senior practitioner under the world famous master Mestre João Grande. He also studies Afro-Brazilian rhythms and dance as a disciple of Professora Emilia Biancardi and master drummer Jorge Alabê. Currently Mestre Cabello directs both the OuroVerde cultural farm and the Barracao D'Angola cultural center in Serra Grande Bahia Brazil, where he promotes Brazilian culture creation, presentation, education, and preservation. His aim and life mission is to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for African Brazilian music and dance. He is widely considered to be a premier teacher and player of the Caxixi.

Cost: $10 per participant $5 for students

We have a good number of Caxixis to share for the workshop but if you own a pair please bring it with you. Mestre Cabello will have some pairs to sell at the workshop.

This event is made possible with support from the Flagstaff Arts Council and City of Flagstaff BBB Revenue.