Centro Cultural de Capoeira Angola Omoayê

Omoayê is a word that can be translated as “sons of the earth”. Inspired by this meaning, we invite you to build a conviviality and deal daily with the differences that unite us. It is a small group, but with a long history of resistance, common to so many Capoeira Angola groups. Founded in 1999, it initially had its headquarters at Av. Consolação, moving in 2001 to Rua Cardoso de Almeida (Barra Funda / Perdizes) Today, we continue with solid roots and flourishing every day around a figure of great charisma, skillful capoeira, lightness in teaching and stimulating exercise of autonomy and freedom. Alcides Santos de Jesus, known as Buí, was born in Santaluz (BA), but it was in São Paulo that he discovered capoeira. Student of Mestre Plínio (Angoleiro Sim Sinhô), he was a professor of Capoeira da Somaoterapia (a body therapy, founded by Roberto Freire, in the early 1970s). Today, he is a professor and responsible for the Cultural Center of Capoeira Angola Omoayê. The Centro Cultural Omoayê develops activities that are not exclusively dedicated to capoeira, but the horizontality and freedom of knowledge. Participating in this collective is listening to what the Other has to teach us. It means reflecting on otherness, discussing power relations, developing a critical attitude towards life. It is giving light to the importance of capoeira in education. It is thinking and acting for new ways of living by exercising cooperation. It's to keep fighting for freedom...

Classes & Events

Days Location Class Type Time
Monday Capoeira Class None 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday Capoeira Class None 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday Capoeira Class None 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday Capoeira Class None 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday Capoeira Class None 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us in our fight to end slavery and help us promote capoeira