I went to my first batizado away from home over the weekend. Weird, I know, for someone who has been doing capoeira for a while to only now travel to a batizado, but I’ve just never been able to before because of time and other commitments.
This weekend I traveled to CapuraGinga Pennsylvania’s 5th batizado, held by Graduado Coqui, and it was a great time.
I got a lot of great footage that I plan to cut into a video and upload onto YouTube, but it’s not finished yet. I did, however, upload a quick video of Mestre Virgulino working his magic on the berimbau. Mestre Virgulino hails from Cordao de Ouro in Alburquerque, NM. He’s a great guy and an amazing capoeirista, and it was a pleasure to meet him in person.
Later this week I’ll try to write up a detailed account of my visit. I have to say, if you haven’t traveled to a batizado or other capoeira event, you really should. You will have lots of fun and meet some great people. Oh yeah, and you’ll probably learn a new thing or two about capoeira that you can take home and practice on your own!
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