Mestre Indio (Angola Dobrada) Workshop

Check out this beautiful game of M.Cobrinha and M.Indio in Bologna, Italy!

Make sure you won’t miss this chance to experience Capoeira in Penang, 5-7 June 2015 and Miri, 13-15 June 2015.

Kindly contact us for more details and info:
Luciana at,
or Azik at

CAFOBO is excited to welcome Mestre Indio Gallo and familia to Miri today.

Join us tomorrow at:

Saturday, 9.30am till 4pm: Indoor Stadium
Sunday, 9.30am till late: Beach Republic
Monday, 9.30am till late: Gua Longhouse Bakam

Performance and games:
Saturday: 4PM onwards Permaisuri Mall
Sunday: 4PM onwards Beach Republic
Monday: 4PM onwards Beach Esplanade / Taman Selera

CAFOBO Facebook Group:

Mestre Indio’s First Visit to Malaysia!


Mestre Indio is coming to Malaysia this June 15′ for a delightful experience of Capoeira.

“The Associação de Capoeira Angola Dobrada was founded in 1992 in Kassel, Germany, through Mestre Rogerio and Mestre Índio. The aim is to cultivate, spread and maintain the art and rituals of Capoeira Angola in accordance with the tradition.” (Source:

“Carlos Roberto Gallo – Mestre Indio – was born in 1963 in Várzea da Palma, a city in the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil). In 2004 he received the title of Capoeira Angola master from his master and co-founder of ACAD (Associação de Capoeira Angola Dobrada), Mestre Rogério. He currently lives in the city of Sao Goncalos das Pedras (Minas Gerais – Brazil) after having lived and founded new ACAD groups in the Italian cities of Cesena and Bologna.”

Kindly contact us for more details and info:
Luciana at,
or Azik at

Come and enjoy this wonderful experience and share this exciting vibes together!

You can check out a video of M.Indio & M.Cobrinha jogar de Capoeira Angola here:

Mestre Indio (Angola Dobrada) Workshop


Saturday: Permaisuri Mall (4PM till Late)

Sunday: Bulatan Park (4PM till Late)

Monday: Indoor Stadium Gym (4PM till Late)

We from CAFOBO (Capoeira Foundation Borneo) would like to say thanks to our most sincere sponsors:

Hotel Nur, Miri

Gua Longhouse Bakam, Miri

Beach Republic, Miri

Permaisuri Mall, Miri

Capoeira Angola listed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian cultural practice – simultaneously a fight and a dance – that can be interpreted as a tradition, a sport and even an art form. Capoeira players form a circle at the centre of which two players engage with one another. The movements require great bodily dexterity. The other players around the circle sing, chant, clap and play percussive instruments. Capoeira circles are formed by a group of people of any gender, and comprise a master, counter-master and disciples. The master is the bearer and guardian of the knowledge of the circle, and is expected to teach the repertoire and to maintain the group’s cohesion and its observance to a ritual code. The master usually plays a single string percussion instrument, starts the chants, and leads the game’s timing and rhythm. All participants are expected to know how to make and play the instrument, sing a shared repertoire of chants, improvise songs, know and respect the codes of ethics and conduct, and perform the movements, steps and strikes. The capoeira circle is a place where knowledge and skills are learned by observation and imitation. It also functions as an affirmation of mutual respect between communities, groups and individuals and promotes social integration and the memory of resistance to historical oppression.

Criteria for inscription on the Representative List

In nomination files, the submitting State(s) Party(ies) is (are) requested to demonstrate that an element proposed for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity satisfies all of the following criteria:

  • R.1 The element constitutes intangible cultural heritage as defined in Article 2 of the Convention.
  • R.2 Inscription of the element will contribute to ensuring visibility and awareness of the significance of the intangible cultural heritage and to encouraging dialogue, thus reflecting cultural diversity worldwide and testifying to human creativity.
  • R.3 Safeguarding measures are elaborated that may protect and promote the element.
  • R.4 The element has been nominated following the widest possible participation of the community, group or, if applicable, individuals concerned and with their free, prior and informed consent.
  • R.5 The element is included in an inventory of the intangible cultural heritage present in the territory(ies) of the submitting State(s) Party(ies), as defined in Article 11 and Article 12 of the Convention.

Quoted from ‘Capoeira Circle’,

Vem Vadiar: Let’s Chill / Santai (24th, 25th & 26th April 2015)

Another workshop, another artform, another instructor. This time it’s from Monitor Fizi from Cordao De Ouro KL. Don’t miss his beautiful presentation and personality, and his deadly Contemporanea form. With about 12 years of experience in coaching and practise of Capoeira, he’s surely going to deliver an amazing experience.

For those who haven’t tried Capoeira, come and join our beginner’s Clinic where you can have a better idea of what Capoeira really is.

Only RM10 for kids and adults for the Capoeira Clinic on the 26th April 2015, Sunday.

Those who are up for some serious lesson may come and join our workshop. The workshop will be run in two days, Friday for a Capoeira Contemporanea workshop and Saturday for a Capoeira Angola workshop.

An entry fee of RM35 per day and RM50 for both days will be included for the workshop.

Click Image below to see full screen of poster.


Some tips on the basic of Ginga.


"Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself."

Vilfredo Pareto

vadiação: loafing, hanging around; synonym for Capoeira Angola.