Saturday, January 28, 2012

Upcoming Events

Hey guys,

There are two main capoeira events this week (in case you've forgotten!). For those of you who can make it, please join us!

Monthly Roda (29th Jan)
Grupo Xango, the official grupo in NUS Capoeira, will be holding its monthly roda again tomorrow! This means the other Xango branches in Singapore will meet to have a massive roda. Everyone is invited!

The following are the details:
Date: 29th of January (Sun)
Time: 4pm-6pm
Place: Helix Bridge
Attire: Xango school uniform (or FULL WHITE if you don't have)
If Wet Weather/ if location unavailable: Esplanade underpass area (X'mas roda location)

If you are interested to go or if you find yourself lost, please contact Angeline (9835 4060).

Grupo Senzala Penang Workshop (4th & 5th Feb)

Four of us are heading down to Penang next weekend to join Professor Parabolica from Grupo Senzala in a workshop.

Workshops are always good for us to be exposed to newer styles in capoeira games and to meet other capoeiristas from other grupos. Beginners and seniors are all welcomed to join!

If you are interested, please let me know soon - latest by Monday. This is so I can arrange for a (free) place to stay and for transportation.

Also, (fortunately or unfortunately?) I can bring all of you around to the yummiest places to eat! We are leaving Singapore Friday night to Penang, and back by Monday morning.

If you are interested, email us at or contact me (8617 9569).

See our previous post on the workshop here for the details.



Welcome Tea This Semester!

Ola camaras,

Muito obrigada for attending our recent Welcome Tea on Thursday!

To the new members, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and are pumped up to begin our trainings! Starting next week, we are going to begin our regular classes, with newer songs, sequences and so on. If you have any questions at all, please ask away! I hope the capoeira bug has already spread. (:

As for the seniors, welcome back! It is wonderful to see everyone again, and hopefully this welcome tea had you energised for more jogo bonito and great times ahead this semester! Keep training to be better and always put as much positive energy as you can into the grupo and jogo. Don't stop the axe!

For those who did not get to attend, you are most welcomed to join us for classes next week. Check out our training times on the top right-hand corner of this blog, or email us at for more enquiries.

See you next week, and keep checking the blog for updates!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le, Gong Xi Fai Cai everyone!

It’s the Lunar New Year season and time for more bak kwas, love letters and pineapple tarts! But go easy on the treats cuz training resumes right after CNY! Morcego will definitely ensure that we shed off some calories from the cny goodies. More Shaun T fitness regime to look forward to!

Come this Thursday there will be a welcome tea for all newcomers. Details are as follows:
Venue: MPSH4
Time: 7pm
Attire: tshirt and trackpants. we train barefoot

We will also be having a Chinese New Year celebration after the training so do join us for the lou hei and MORE cny goodies.

Here’s a song Mercego was sharing with us last week. Those who went for the Christmas monthly roda would have heard of this song. Enjoy the song! It’s addictive =)

Title: Ijexa

Ijexa e a danca do negro
Ijexa e a danca do negro (coro)

e o negro e, e nago
e o negro e, e nago (coro)

e vai,
vai vai vai cair (coro)
beleza beleza, 
vai vai vai cair (coro)
isso e capoeira,

Quando o meu mestre passar
Batam palma ascenando para o ar
Mais nao se esqueça do que ele falou
Toque pandeiro, berimbau, toque agogo

meu povo que beleza
e a danca capoeira com certeza 
meu povo que beleza
e a danca capoeira com certeza


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Grupo Senzala Penang Workshop again!

Hey all,

Professor Parabolica from my Grupo Senzala, will be returning to Penang to conduct another workshop in February!

The confirmed details are:
Date: 4th & 5th February 2012 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10am-1pm for both days
Venue: Let's Dance Studio (Penang, Malaysia)
Fees: RM75 (30.78SGD)

The Facebook Event page is here.

Those interested, please let me know by January 30th (Mon)! We could also travel down together to Penang again.

- Rosinha

Ano Novo!

Hey all!

Have you been training hard the past holiday?

Most of us were busy traveling, working or returning home (probably devouring all the homecooked food he or she can before returning), but at the back of our minds, I am sure the berimbau was still playing and there hiding in your room, you managed to sneak some gingas and other movimentos with the mirror reflection.

Now that the holidays have ended, it's time to get serious again and train even more! We will post up our Welcome Tea details soon. For now, our trainings are back to normal.

A new year, new semester, & a new set of challenges and exciting adventures waiting to happen!

Have a great year, camaras!

NUS Capoeira Group