Originating in 16th-century Brazil, capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, acrobatics, music, dance, and ritual. Join us for a dynamic capoeira demonstration with live music by Capoeira Batuque & Brasil Brasil Cultural Center in the Fowler’s UCLA Arts Council Amphitheater.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
About the Exhibition
Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis, explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Featuring more than 100 works from the mid-20th century to the present, including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art, the exhibition explores the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil, and the provocative ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia.