Published May 3, 2022

Master of Brazilian capoeira, Yara Cordeiro, is apprenticing Ruthie Lezama of Reston, VA, in our Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program.

They both come from Abada-Capoeira DC whose effort is to promote, spread, and support Brazilian arts and culture through the practice of capoeira, and to use the practice of capoeira to build a healthy and more closely connected community.

For the latest episode of the Folklife Fieldnotes series, Pat Jarret went to a batizado, where they were honoring their students’ achievements and ranking in capoeira.

Folklife Fieldnotes is produced in partnership with WMRA by Chris Boros.