Once to Three times a Month we meet with Mestre No for more intimate Music Training Sessions


These are more of a deep dive into setting up the music from the first note for which type of game you are leading into.  From the initial chamada through to that actual game:  Singing the Litany for that game, and the Lovasao funnel of thankful joy from the universalist notions down to the point of the drounded game about to take place, though to the ongoing running songs of the actual game itslef.


This is not the same thing as his very knowledgeable Capoeira Music overviews that he shares with insight for workshops for Capoeira in general.  We attend those as well.  However, while both are not to be missed at least twice the former is fundamental to how we run our varient games of jogo de mandinga commonly called Capoeira iitself and Capoeira Angola or actually Capoeira.


The ;overview' sessions are essential for understanding the evolution of Capoeira music inside the sport;art as a whole, and knowing where you are in the musical evolution of the Capoeira and samba community as wholes.


For the latter there is usally translation - for the former Afrocentric Portugues will be starting to set into ones head - of the immersiveness tends to be the norm, with everyone making sure all the people present are keeping up.  Mestre No tweaks your music in the class, teaches, evaluates, then patiently teaches again, or when ready adds the next piece to make the music more interesting.


It is note worthy that Mestre No does the work here, puts in the time.  Bring a note book, have whatapp on your phone so that ltrics can be sent before classes and during classes.  He also likes people to send him videos of there progress over whatsapp


Usually the next day( or following weeks)  we will go over and review what is new from these session in person while connected over zoom across pdx, seatac, okc, florianappolis, olando, nashville, mascow, london, denver - in felss formal group think review sessions. Depends on how busy everyone is.  Mestre No isnt in these.  And it depends on who has time to show - with more of a collective colab training what we each were working on sort feel and helping each other get the nuances.  Because Mestre No brings the heat with the layers for beat complexity geared for the skill level of each attndee - eregardless of how long one has been playing capoeiira music, or even his style of the various toques he teaches.  He has been emersed in this music from the womb, and teaching it formally to thousands of people intimately for over 57 years.