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Filhos da Bahia - Rede Internacional de Capoeira

Filhos da Bahia - Rede Internacional de Capoeira

Place of birth: João Pessoa-PB

Date of Birth: 11/04/1968

Artistic and cultural activities: singer, composer and violinist.

Practice Area: State, Region, City and Neighborhood


Phone: (21) 9999999

The Rede Internacional de Capoeira Filhos da Bahia was founded by Grand Master Sérgio Vieira, in 1973, in Lauro de Freitas-BA. Capoeira is one of the greatest symbols of culture in Lauro de Freitas, a city with the largest number of capoeiristas per square meter. In the city there is the Pole of Capoeira and the inclusion of the practice in the grid of municipal schools, through Municipal Law Nº. 1112, of August 19, 2005.

Mayor Moema Gramacho attended a meeting, at Galpão da Capoeira, in the Tarumã Garden, and at the time thanked Grand Master Sérgio, “It is beautiful to see the work of social inclusion that he develops with children in our municipality, with an energy and discipline that infects everyone. Our roots need to be maintained and valued, and capoeira does this, as it is a mix of art, sport, culture, leisure and fight. Capoeira is very important to our young people and I am very grateful to the capoeira masters who do it in our municipality. Many of our young people have already come off drugs, capoeira is a way of working the body and mind”, he said.

At the 2nd Polo Capoeira Seminar in Lauro de Freitas-BA, held in 2019, Estela, only 7 years old, known in capoeira as “Star” among several children who were present at the event, recognized the value of Grand Master Sérgio, “If if it weren't for him, my colleagues and I wouldn't be here today. According to Grand Mestre Sérgio, “capoeira is that: discipline, behavior and obedience”.

The traditional Capoeira Walk organized by the Rede Internacional de Capoeira Filhos da Bahia moves the streets of Itinga every year. The event is part of the official calendar of cultural events in the city, in commemoration of the Municipal Capoeira Day, 22 September. The date was approved by the city council in 2000. During the walk, there are dance, maculelê and berimbau orchestra performances. Between drums, agogôs and berimbaus, participants walk to the capoeira shed, in Jardim Tarumã, also in Itinga.

Capoeiristas from various cities in Bahia and Brazil are present at the event, “it is an important event for us because it values our art, our culture”, said the master who arrived in the city at 7 years old, 50 years ago, “I discovered the art of capoeira selling popsicles”.


His Brazilian musicality and bold interpretations won, in addition to a loyal audience, the praise of critics. As an interpreter, Erick worked with the groups Cesta Básica (PB), Mercedes Band (CE) and Grupo Etc and Tal (AL), already with the groups Sine Qua Non (PB) and Zaraquê Trio (RN) recorded albums where he also acted as composer.



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