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As a member of the Oakland business community, you recognize the importance of strengthening the culture and activities available within our area so that we can create a thriving city that retains and attracts a diverse population of citizens.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that is spreading in popularity throughout the world. Its compelling combination of theatrical improvisation, acrobatics, and self-defense techniques, performed to the rhythm of upbeat percussion music, stops people in their tracks, draws crowds of excited spectators, and inspires them to add their voices to the music.

Capoeira Mandinga will hold its annual Batizado and Troca de Cordões, or belt-changing event, on May 15th-18th. This event is the most important of the year because, along with the opportunity to publicly share our art with the community, it celebrates the hard work of our students throughout the year. Nearly 200 teachers and students from the Bay Area and around the country will be attending this five-day event, which include workshops, performances, and ceremonies. Last year, participants patronized businesses up and down Piedmont Avenue and within the city of Oakland.

As in years past, we are looking for donations from the business community to support our event. In appreciation for various levels of donation, Capoeira Mandinga will gladly advertise your business to our many guests and spectators. Since we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your kind donation will be tax-deductible.

Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will help us in our mission to build a culturally rich, diverse and united community. For more information, please contact me at (415) 314-7622 or at

Thank you for supporting this exciting Brazilian martial art and contributing to the enrichment of the Oakland community.

Muito obrigado e muito axe!

Mary Schindler, Event Manager
Capoeira Mandinga and Brazil Cultural Center 4137 Piedmont Ave., Oakland CA 94611

On behalf of:
Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha (Artistic Director) & Capoeira Institute Board of Directors (Don Carlos Steele, MD, President; Donna Lee, PhD, Secretary; Sam Wu, Treasurer)


Thank you for your support and generous contribution!