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Leo Teles

Leo Teles

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

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art, which encompasses several other arts, such as crafts, singing, composition, dancing, fighting, music, playing... Among others. Its main strands are Angola, and Regional. Having as main representatives Mestre Pastinha and Mestre Bimba, respectively. Among the benefits of practicing capoeira are: improvement in physical conditioning, flexibility, development of psychomotor activity, body awareness, laterality, a sense of cooperativism, and social inclusion.

Leonardo Teles Santos' first contact took place in 1998, at the Centro de Cultura de Conceição do Almeida, with Mestre Robô from Grupo Raça, from Cachoeira-Ba. Then the second contact was in 2002. already in Grupo Roda dos Amigos, of Mestre Patuá, where he trained with Mestre Zulú. He had experience and learned a lot from people of the most varied styles of capoeira, among which are Mestre Roque, Mestre Gabriel, Mestre Nininho, Mestre Tchelo, Mestre Sombra, Mestre Carlos, Mestre Regi, Mestre Washington, Mestre Itapoan, Mestre Xalatão. .and several others, from which he took many things, and put them in his luggage as a capoeirista. In 2016, he joined Mestre Camisa's Abadá-Capoeira group, as part of Professor Osso Duro's class. Having to adapt to a new reality, a different style, with a different methodology, and a different way of seeing capoeira, with a more professional look. What moves him most in capoeira are the songs, especially those that talk about his ancestors, referring to the past of a lot of suffering, but also of a lot of struggle for freedom and social rights. Leonardo still comments that the identity was made with blood and a lot of pain, it wasn't given, it was a conquest in the race. So he has a lot of respect and admiration for those who came first, and laid the groundwork for him to be able to say today: "I'm Black, I'm Capoeirista, I'm Northeastern!" Passing it on is what motivates him!

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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