7th ArteLuta Festa de Batizado, Encontro de Capoeira 2017

We are happy to celebrate our 7th Annual Festa de Batizado & Encontro de Capoeira with you and our many special guests from all over California and beyond.

We are honored and privileged to have joining us at our event this year, some very special out of town guests including (but not limited to):
* Mestre Pedro Cruz, Capoeira São Salvador, Portland, OR
* Mestre Lucas Corvo, Capoeira Canavial, Denver, CO
* Mestre Papiba, Raizes do Brasil, Santa Cruz, CA
* Mestre Paulo Batuta, Capoeira Mandinga, San Diego, CA
* Mestre Urubu Malandro, Capoeira Ijexá, San Francisco, CA
* Mestre Recruta, United Capoeira Association, Hayward, CA
* Mestre Mariano, Capoeira Relampué, Santa Barbara, CA
* Mestre Pelourinho, Assoc. de Capoeira e Cultura Afro Bahia-Brasil, Tijuana, MX
* C. Mestre Fabio, Capoeira Azânia, Petaluma, CA
* C. Mestre Chin, Capoeira Sul da Bahia, Santa Barbara, CA
* Prof. Salê, Capoeira Sul da Bahia, San Francisco, CA
* Prof. Massape, Capoeira Luanda, San Diego, CA
* Prof. Quati, Raizes do Brasil, Santa Cruz, CA
* Prof. Chipa, Ginga Mundo Capoeira, Oakland, CA
* Prof. Caçador, Assoc. de Capoeira Mestre Bimba, Oakland, CA
* Prof. Capeta, Capoeira Mandinga, Oakland, CA
* Instra. Catatau, Capoeira Luanda, San Diego, CA
* Instra. Algodão, Capoeira Mandinga, Oakland, CA

as well as our many guests from across the Greater Los Angeles area.

——- SCHEDULE ——-

* FRI, DEC 1
LOCATION: ArteLuta Capoeira Academy (24100 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717)
5:30pm + Registration
6-7pm Maculele (All Levels)
7-8pm Capoeira (All Levels)
8pm + Opening Night Welcome Roda

* SAT, DEC 2
LOCATION: Wilson Park Multipurpose Room (2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501)
9:30–10am • Registration
10–11am • Capoeira Workshops (Beg & Int/Adv)
11am–12pm • Samba w/ Aninha Malandro (All Levels)
12–1pm • Kids Capoeira Workshop (All Levels – Kids Only)
• Farmer’s Market Roda
• LUNCH BREAK (Farmer’s Market food & drinks available for purchase)
1-2pm • “Ritmando” Music & Movement (All Levels) w/ Insta. Catatau
2:00–3pm • Capoeira Workshops (Beg & Int/Adv)
3:30pm+ • Performances, Festa de Batizado + Rodas
7–9 pm • Dinner Break

9:30 pm + • Festa Brasileira After Party with Reyes @ ArteLuta Capoeira Academy

* SUN, DEC 3
12pm+ • Churrasco (BBQ)
Text Monica Harmonia for address.


• $90 Full event* (includes all workshops, rodas, after-party and event shirt)
• $75 Saturday ONLY* (includes t-shirt and after-party)
• $40 Friday ONLY (includes roda)
• $10 Friday night roda only
• Single Workshop: $25
• Event T-shirt: $20

½ Price for Instrutores.
No charge for Professores, CMestres & Mestres.

Cash, check, credit card or
Venmo @varal10

>>Friday Workshops & Saturday Night Party
ArteLuta Capoeira Academy
24100 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717

>>Saturday Workshops & Batizado
Wilson Park Multipurpose Room
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501

>>Sunday BBQ
Text Monica Harmonia for address.

——- MORE INFO ——-
For Info/Questions on:
– Transportation/ Directions
– Housing requests
– Registration
Contact us at:



2017 Festa Brasileira Batizado After-Party

SAT, DEC 2, please join us for another Festa Brasileira Party celebrating our 7th Annual Arteluta Encontro de Capoeira!

REYES RODRIGUEZ will be blessing us on the turntables bringing the best Latin and Brazilian roots rhythms – like forró, samba and axe music – for dancing and good times!

A special set by BATALA LOS ANGELES, samba reggae percussion group, bringing the axé and rhythms from Bahia.

: : SAT DEC 2 : :
9pm-2am | $10 cover (free w/ batizado wristband)

Arteluta Capoeira Academy
24100 Narbonne Ave, #107, Lomita, California 90717

: : Drink specials all night : :
Caipirinhas . Cold Beers . Wine
18+ only please | 21+ to drink


Come relax, have a drink and celebrate life and our beautiful community.

ArteLuta Capoeira Academy:
Batala LA:
Reyes & Tropico de Nopal:

ArteLuta Brazilian Soul Shakedown Party

It’s time for another classic ArteLuta Brazilian Soul Shakedown Party!

>> MUSICA <<
Daniel Carneiro and his all-star band will be back once again with all the best Brazilian music for dancing and good times!

Help us raise funds for our 7th Annual ArteLuta Festa de Batizado + Encontro de Capoeira

$15 suggested donation.
Only $10 if you arrive before 10pm!
cash, credit cards or Venmo accepted.

drink specials all night
caipirinhas . cold beer . wine

18+ only please | 21+ to drink

Plenty of free parking.

ArteLuta Capoeira Academy
24100 Narbonne Ave, 90717

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Monthly Roda @ First Thursdays Art Walk in San Pedro

Vamos vadiar at the 1st Thursdays Art Walk in San Pedro.

Photo by Monica Harmonia.

A great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.

from 7pm-9pm
Roda at the corner of W 7th St & S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA.

All are welcome, kids and adults, beginners and more seasoned.

There are always a lot of delicious food trucks there too.

A Journey to Brazil: Summer Camp for Kids


We are super excited to invite you to our 3rd “Journey to Brazil” Summer Camp for Kids to be held at ArteLuta Capoeira Academy from July 24-28, 2017 from 8:30am-2pm.

Application Deadline: Fri, July 14, 2017 by 5pm at ArteLuta Capoeira Academy or online. Camp Registration Fee of $175 is required by Fri, Jul

For more information, contact Monica at (213) 344-9435 or via email

“A JOURNEY TO BRAZIL”: Summer Camp for Kids
Drumming * Capoeira * Soccer * Arts * Language * Culture

Hosted by ArteLuta Capoeira Academy
AGES: 5 -10 years old
CAMP DATES: July 24th-28th
TIMES: 8:30am – 2:00pm (before/after care available)
FEE: $175 per week, per camper
(camp t-shirt, equipment and instruments, arts & crafts materials and snacks provided).



Join us at the ArteLuta Capoeira Academy in Lomita, CA for a dynamic and fun-filled exploration of Brazil, one of the most diverse and spectacularly beautiful countries in South America.

Designed for youth ages 5-10 years old, “A Journey to Brazil” will immerse campers in the arts, culture, language, music and national sports of Brazil.

Each day, professional artists and practitioners will give kids a chance to create new works of arts, learn about and play Brazilian percussion instruments, enjoy interactive Portuguese language lessons, and get moving with soccer and capoeira — a Brazilian martial-arts dance form.

As a result of participating in this 5-day cultural immersion experience, kids gain artistic knowledge and skills, learn about the people, geography and environment of Brazil and create art works and performances inspired by the culture. On the last day kids showcase all they have created at a culminating performance for family and friends.

Lunch and Snacks
Kids need to bring their own lunch. Lunch is supervised. We will provide a morning and afternoon snack.

The camp is offered this summer for one-week from 8:30am until 2pm, however, we will provide before/after-care for an additional fee ($5 per ½ hour). Before/After care is supervised and unstructured. Children are encouraged to bring books, practice what they have been learning and/or continue working on their art projects.

On the last day, family and friends are invited to attend our Culminating Performance and Art Gallery where kids will perform, exhibit their art work, and share their learning.


CM Varal

MOVEMENT (Capoeira & Soccer) with CM Varal

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed originally by enslaved African in Brazil. The slaves needed to disguise their training, so capoeira incorporates elements of dance and music into the movements. Today, capoeira has evolved into a rich cultural experience that is more than just a fighting style.

Kids will also enjoy Brazil’s favorite pastime of soccer with fun warm-ups, drills, and games. Capoeira and soccer are ideal for children because it encourages playful and spontaneous self-expression while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence.



Delton Davis

PERCUSSION with Delton Davis

Kids will not only learn how to play Brazilian rhythms, but will be inspired and empowered to continue to explore their own relationship to the rhythmically diverse world that surrounds us all.

Learning about different musical styles is a fun and engaging way to build cultural and global awareness which can foster love for oneself and for others.



Monica Harmonia

VISUAL ARTS with Monica X. Delgado

Kids will work on masks, instruments and/or hanging storybook postcards to be displayed for parents at the end of the camp. The art of maskmaking is rooted in the traditions of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest region. Kids will create their own masks inspired by those of indigenous people who still maintain a deep connection to nature.

Literatura de Cordel (Stories on a String) are often found hanging in Brazilian outdoor markets displaying the stories of the day. Kids will create their own stories, illustrate them, and tie them in a special little stringed booklet.

Forró in LA at ArteLuta

SAT MARCH 18 : : ArteLuta Batizado Fundraiser Party!
Join us in welcoming our friends from Forró in LA to the South Bay for our batizado fundraiser party on Sat, March 18 at ArteLuta!
Come early to learn the dance steps with experienced Forró dancers and instructors Andrea Lopasso & Fábio Santana.
Reyes will be blessing us on the turntables once again with all the right tunes for dancing and good times!
Help us raise funds for our 7th Annual ArteLuta Festa de Batizado + Encontro de Capoeira.
$10 suggested donation.
$5 before 10pm!
Cash or credit cards accepted
drink specials all night
caipirinhas . cold beer . soft drinks
18+ only please | 21+ to drink
Plenty of free parking.
ArteLuta Capoeira Academy
24100 Narbonne Ave, 90717
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Learn Brazilian Portuguese: Spring Series

Kids Beginners Series: April 22, 29, May 6.
Saturdays from 12:15-1pm.
$50 for the series | $20 Drop In Classes.

Comece a aprender português!

Adult Beginners Series: April 18 – May 4.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30-8:45pm
$75 for the series

Pay on the first day of class or pay now using Paypal: PayPal.Me/ArteLutaCapoeira.

Born in Brazil (Porto Alegre, RS) and educated in New Jersey, Professora Ingrid has been teaching English and Portuguese to both children and adults for over six years. She uses activities like songs, puzzles, riddles, illustrations and games in each class to build vocabulary, word analysis skills and to help with reading, listening, phonetic spelling and expression comprehension. Fun for the whole family and great for capoeiristas!

Festa Brasileira ~ Fundraiser Party 10.15.2016

SAT OCT 15, please join us for another Festa Brasileira Fundraiser Party for our 6th Annual Arteluta Batizado & Encontro!

Special guest DJ CHRIS BRAZIL
Live drumming by BATALÁ LA

: : SAT OCT 15, 2016 : :
9pm-2am | $10 suggested donation at the door

: : Drink specials all night : :
Caipirinhas . Cold Beers . Wine
18+ only please | 21+ to drink


We know it’s hard to find room in our hearts for celebration in times like these, but dancing and being with your community is also an important and healthy way to heal and combat systemic oppression. “Let’s get together – and feel alright…”