Capoeira Arts Foundation

About CAF – Capoeira Arts Foundation

The Capoeira Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California based nonprofit organization. Our goal is to create awareness of the depth and breadth of the African-Brazilian experience, with a strong focus on Capoeira, a rich hybrid fight-like dance, dance-like fight, ritual, and way of life. To achieve its mission, CAF teaches Capoeira among other related traditional art forms; presents artistic, social, and cultural events that aim to strengthen the community; publishes written works; produces musical recordings and documentary films. This diverse body of work attends to and supports the human and aesthetic values of our broad community. CAF welcomes similar organizations and individuals to participate in an ongoing dialogue of ideas and to develop collaborative projects that challenge and bring out the best in all of us.

We work as an umbrella for the members of the United Capoeira Association and passionately promote and support the Projeto Kirimurê in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Donations and grants for Projeto Kirimurê are received through the Capoeira Arts Foundation, that also organizes fundraising and donates a percentage of its revenues to the PK cause.