Feedback Loop: Mampir Session: Capoeira - The Godmother of Hip-Hop

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Join practitioner Qaa’Sim Uhuru, for a session spanning capoeira and music. This event is part of Feedback Loop, our series of events relating to themes in Julian Abraham 'Togar''s exhibition.

This workshop will explore how music and movement have been used to retain history and identity in resistance to social injustice and its role in forming a new culture. We have seen music and dance being used as tools for social change in the modern art. For example, the Hip-Hop movement brought together Art, Music, Dance to produce not only a powerful message but a culture that has lived on. We find this had already been done in the late 1700s by African Brazilians. Capoeira is the embodiment of the African spirit in the diaspora, the same spirit that brought us, Rumba, Reggae, Jazz, Hip-Hop and more.

Hip-Hop and capoeira have many similarities in their formation and developed into being cultural identities recognisable across the world.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a space to explore the cultures that arise out of using performative art as a narrator of social issues and advocator for social change. By bringing ourselves back to the roots of music and movement, we find that capoeira has been a powerful medium to not only maintain a culture but provide a new one. By searching further into the realms of Hip-Hop, Capoeira and dance styles, we will find and create inspiring stories and beautiful moments.

The workshop will involve:

  1. learning basic capoeira movements and music in its cultural context
  2. an opportunity to experiment with capoeira movements and other genres
  3. a dance circle and capoeira roda
  4. an opportunity for discussion


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This event will take place in Gallery One.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

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