You will have the opportunity to learn about Afro-Brazilian Culture in 1 week of Afro-Brazilian Culture, Capoeira and Berimbau Classes. This package includes 6 nights at the Marazul Hotel with breakfast, transportation in/out hotel-airport, 2 Afro-Brazilian Classes, 2 Capoeira Classes, 1 Berimbau Class, 1 city tour and 1 Folkloric Show in Salvador.
The Afro-Brazilian Culture Class combines theoretical and practical classes about Afro-Brazilian Culture. Participants receive a profound introduction to Candomblé (Afro-Brazilian religion) and the history of Afro-Brazilian culture, rituals and music, economic and social problems, and more.
You will visit an Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religious ceremony; go to markets and to Afro-Brazilian Museums and institutions. Students soon understand that these are not just cultural activities, but an intense introduction to Bahian philosophy and way of life.
During the Capoeira Classes, the teacher, trained in Afro-Brazilian dances, will give you first notions of Capoeira movements that is famous in Salvador and always shown and used during the Carnaval.
The Berimbau is a percussion instrument with African origins. It produces an exotic, melodious sound during the Capoeira circles and festivals.
During the Berimbau Class you will learn how to make and how to play the berimbau. A professional instructor and percussionist explains the essential parts and elements of the instruments, and then shows the most important rhythms for which the instruments are used for. He teaches you how to construct your own berimbau, and you will take home your instruments on the last day of the course.
Enjoy these classes in the wonderful exotic city of Salvador da Bahia wich is the second most touristic city of Brazil and has an interesting mixture of African and Portuguese influences, music, dance, food and dress.
All transfers and tours in private air-conditioned vehicles with your private English speaking expert guide.
Maximum of 9 persons per group.
The teachers are professional instructors trained to work with foreigners and specialized in all kinds of rhythms, dances, and Afro-Brazilian Culture.