Simbora Camará!

When writing for this blog, I avoid talking explicitly about my own capoeira environment (the group, my school, the people) and make abstractions instead. Today I’m breaking that rule, but with good reason!

This year I have been practising capoeira for just over 20 years and the same goes for my partner in crime capoeira. We wanted to celebrate that somehow with the capoeiras we love and grew up with. Also, it has been over 5 years since we last organized an event ourselves and we had the ambition to do something new. So, putting 1 and 1 together, I came up with the idea to organize a new event in our city to commemorate our capoeira anniversary and bring capoeirisas together.

I see the event as a culmination of a lot of things for me personally and I really do want to share that experience with you, my readers. So, hereby I invite you all to join us at Simbora Camará which will take place on 24-25-26 November in Belgium!

Below you can read more about the event, I’ll update this page as more details are published. I’m also working on a series of articles detailing how I approach the organization of a capoeira event.

If you’re interested in participating, feel free to reach out and I’ll tell you all about it!


Do you love playing capoeira? Do you like to learn from skilled professionals? Do you enjoy meeting new people in the capoeira community? Then you don’t want to miss Simbora Camará, a new capoeira event taking place from the 18th until the 20th of November in Leuven (Louvain), Belgium.

The weekend is not only a commemoration of the 20 years of experience of both hosts, but also a celebration of capoeira itself. We focus on two aspects: having a fun an open environment to create the best capoeira games and offering high value classes to level up your skills.

Capoeira never stops. Whether you’ve just started or have been practising for many years, there’s always new things to discover. Hence our motto:

Let’s go, my friend! Simbora Camará!

Quick summary

✓ 24-25-26 November 2023 @ Leuven, Belgium.
✓ Classes with both internationally renowned teachers and local professionals.
✓ Open for all groups and styles.
✓ Opening roda on Friday. Workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
✓ You’ll get an exclusive t-shirt.
✓ The event is for both kids (on Friday & Sunday) and adults.


I’m very thrilled to announce our amazing line-up!

  • Guest of honour: Contramestre Magrela (Grupo Muzenza – Spain)
  • Guest of honour: Contramestre Gugu Quilombola (Quilombolas de Luz – Germany)
  • Mestre Dendê (GIMC – BE)
  • Mestre Amoleto (GIMC – BE)
  • Mestrando Besouro (GIMC – IE)
  • Mestrando Dublê (GIMC – BR)
  • Mestrando Golfinho (Oficina Da Capoeira – BE)
  • Mestrando Sabugueiro (GIMC – BE)
  • Professor Golias (Grupo Candeias – Belgium)
  • Professor Gula (CTE Capoeiragem – Belgium)
  • Professora Sext-feira (Capoeirau Leuven – Belgium)
  • Instrutor Caipira (GIMC – Belgium)
  • Instrutor Caribu (Ginga Mundo – Belgium)
  • Instrutor Lagosta (Malta Brasil Capoeira – Germany)
  • Instrutor Taco (Capoeira Kempen – Belgium)

More information

— Vinho

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