One of the many great things about our village is how much energy the staff puts into showing us Brazilian culture.  This week, we had a capoeira group come to the camp and perform.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian dance performed by slaves as a way to practice martial arts without their owners knowing.  It´s a mixture of dance moves and fighting moves.  The group that came to meet the Footprint Village consists of children who are very poor.  This group teaches them skills – capoeira and percussion instruments – to help them get out of severe poverty.

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Even Thomas tried it!

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After the demonstration of capoeira, music, acrobatics and folk tales, we ate lunch together.  And then it was the Footprinters´turns to share our culture!  Each delegation gave a short presentation from their own country and showed where we came from on a map.

It was an amazing opportunity and a very fun day!

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