ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco (ACSF), the Bay Area's first non-profit organization dedicated to recovering, preserving, and promoting Afro-Brazilian culture, will host its annual Batizado and Graduation Ceremony on December 10 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at ACSF, 3221 22nd Street in San Francisco.
This year’s event will feature special guest Mestre Cobra, a highly accomplished capoeirista and one of the top leaders of the international organization of ABADÁ-Capoeira.
Mestre Cobra, from Rio de Janeiro, gives capoeira workshops throughout the world, bringing decades of knowledge and experience to ABADÁ-Capoeira students. He has mentored thousands of students over the years and has been instrumental in the growth of ABADÁ-Capoeira throughout the world. He’ll lead workshops at ACSF for ABADÁ-Capoeira students during the week before the batizado.
The batizado is a traditional capoeira ceremony in which new students are initiated into the world of capoeira by playing with a master level artist, and some continuing students receive a new cord in recognition of their growth. The ceremony is complimented by performances including an opening by top-level guest artists from across the country and ACSF’s company performers.
The batizado and graduation ceremony is open to the public. Following the batizado will be an after-party including refreshments from 4:00-7:00p.m. All are welcome to stay and have a chance to meet the artists.