Here is the programme for the event in Brazil in February 2013.
EVENT IN BRASIL PROGAMME :
1st of February opening day (Friday)
We go to water fall in the morning,
Class and opening roda in the evening
2nd February (Saturday)
Morning class 11am roda in the local square, lunch at the vegan place (optional)
There will also be live music and traditional dances!
Evening GRADING CERIMONY of Contra Mestre, Mestre and rodas
3rd February (Sunday)
Morning : cordel writing workshop
Evening : class and roda!
4th February (Monday)
Trip to an authentic preserved SENZALA ( where slaves where kept)
Walk in a traditional Atlantic country side (topical vegetation of the area)
Lecture by Professora Fabiana
Lunch at the university
Evening class and rodas in the academy
5th February (Tuesday)
Morning berimbau workshop
Evening : class and rodas
6th February (Wednesday)
Morning trip to waterfall
Evening class and rodas
7th February (Thursday)
Morning : class and roda
Evening : folk dance Jongo and rodas
8th February (Friday)
Morning : waterfall
Afternoon : class
Evening : Rodas and closing of the event
Followed by live Samba and PARTY !!!!!!
All waterfalls are different each day !
And many more
Further to earlier emails there is the potential for cheap or no cost accommodation.
Otherwise, there are also some local hostels (shared accommodation) including breakfast and kitchen facilities available. If you would like to book a place at the hostel (2 mins walk from the academy) you must email Mestre Antonio firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of arrival and date of departure. If you have a group of people you may be able to book a room together so send all your details together in one email.
There are also several hotels in town all within walking distance of the academy with varying costs per night including breakfast. If more people sharing may be able to negotiate on the price.
You should sort your own accommodation and travel to/from the event.
These are prices from last year so take only as a guideline
Hotel Frei Galvão R$45 (45 reais) per night
Hotel Royal R$55 (55 reais) per night
Useful to google:
Hotel Frei Galvão – http://hotelfreigalvaoguara.com/
Hotel Royal – http://www.hotelroyalclass.com.br/
Kafe Hotel – http://www.kafehotel.com.br/
Hoteis em Guaratinguetá
Restaurante Natural Vegan em Guaratinguetá – Praça Homero Otoni 189,
Tel:(12) 3132-5283 – email: email@example.com
The Academy is in a town called Guaratinguetá which is about 2 ½ hours from the capital of São Paulo. If you arrive at the airport of Guarulhos in São Paulo there is a coach from the airport that goes into São José dos Campos, a town close to Guaratinguetá, and from there you catch another bus that goes direct to Guaratinguetá (both trips from Pássaro Marrom bus services – time table at http://www.passaromarron.com.br/).
From Rio de Janeiro, arriving at the Aeroporto Tom Jobim (aka Galeão), take a taxi to Rodoviária Novo Rio – bus station Novo Rio – make sure you take a taxi from the taxi car queue. This taxi trip takes about 20 minutes and costs about R$50. The bus that goes to Guaratinguetá is from SAMPAIO bus services (time table at http://www.transportal.com.br/rodoviaria-novorio cashier 67 at Rodoviária Novo Rio, phone (21)-2233-8325 or (21)-2233-8615, but calling inside Rio de Janeiro you don’t need to dial 21.). The bus trip to Guaratinguetá takes approx 3h.35min and costs R$44,50. There are five bus services per day to Guaratinguetá, with the first at 6am and the last at 18pm, which means that arriving late at the Airport you would be better off sleeping at a hotel INSIDE the Airport (http://www.luxorhoteis.com.br/br/hotel-rio-de-janeiro/index.php and catch a next day bus.
From the coach station in Guaratinguetá you can ask directions to the Capoeira academia of Mestre José Antônio, Cordão de Ouro. There are also taxis at the coach station which you can take either to the academy or to your accommodation.
Rua Vigário Martiniano no. 34, Centro Guaratinguetá.
Mestre José Antônio’s phone number is: (12) 31323178 land line (12) 97856970 mobile.
It will be unforgettable!
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