Grupo Capoeira Brasil

Grupo Capoeira Brasil was founded by three individuals dedicated to preserving and sharing the art and sport of Capoeira. On the 100th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Brazil (Lei Áurea), Mestre Paulinho Sabiá, Mestre Boneco, and Mestre Paulão inaugurated Grupo Capoeira Brasil in a ceremony overseen by a group of legendary mestres on January 14, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro.

Since its initiation in Rio de Janeiro 30 years ago, the group has grown to be one of the largest in the world with groups in five continents and approximately 30,000 members.


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Mestre Paulinho Sabiá’s Festival Internacional