Shanghai Capoeira represent! L-R: Lagosta, Astral, Pulginha, Café, Ventania, Muito Tempo
Formando Chumbinho warming up the crowd
With Sem Parar and Magia
It's A Celebration!
Shopping, 24-Hour Dim Sum restaurants, and Capoeira! Well-known as a center for commerce and entertainment, the capoeira scene in Hong Kong is on the come up.
Formando Chumbinho (Capoeira Brasil Hong Kong) has been at the forefront of the movement, and this year's batizado marked CBHK's 10th event. Guests included Mestre Junior (Aú Capoeira) from New Zealand, and Mestre Peixe Ensaboado (Capoeira Brasil Sydney).
Workshops taught by CBHK's local instructors highlighted the 10-day event, along with street rodas in Mong Kok, and an unforgettable experience with Mestre Peixe teaching capoeira songs to Hongkies (Hong Kong locals) on the Metro.
The Shanghai capoeiristas that made the trip down to the Special Administrative Region gained much from the experience. Lagosta, from Shanghai, had this to say: "I feel recharged about capoeira and have my fellow students comment already that they feel my playing is quite different since returning. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful event."