COSMOS CAPOEIRA – Cultural Center for the children of Rio de Janeiro
Let's build together a cultural center in Rio de Janeiro and help talented children to get out of poverty and find their way to international cultural collaboration.
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Master of Capoeira Mestre Russo has a dream: to build a cultural center, which gives talented yet poor children of the Rio de Janeiro suburban area lessons in capoeira, music, dance, acrobatics, languages and international collaboration. For free!!!
The dream is alive. We are a global network of individuals and capoeira groups willing to make a contribution. Some of us have volunteered to participate in the construction works, some are ready to teach rhythm, music harmony, foreign language, dance and acrobatics. Some of us are spreading the word about the project and contributing financially. Every small contribution is valuable and important.
You too can help this dream come true. Choose your contribution & join us to make it happen!
We want to renovate the existing building and build an additional wing including a room for capoeira, a small museum/archive of Afro-Brazilian culture, accomodation, a small kitchen and a hallway for photos and exhibitions. Later on we plan to purchase instruments and a video projector to show documentaries.
We are collaborating with the faculty of architecture of the University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The architectural project has already started and will go on until mid 2016.
We are partners with Escola Cultural Zungu Capoeira (São Paulo, Brazil) as well with various mestres and hundreds of lovers of capoeira around the world. You too can be one of them, one of us!
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A modest estimate about the overall expenses regarding the basic material is around 10 000 euros. This is our fundraising target by mid 2016. So there will be fundraising campaigns in future, too.
In this first phase we want to get funds for basic construction material, such as bricks, cement, wood, nails, plumbing, basic tools etc. We aim to realise this first planning and construction phase during August-December 2015. There are already many people signed up for the construction activities but there are still places left!
You can get more background information regarding the project and life of Mestre Russo by watching the video included here. Please follow us in Facebook and in the blog.
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