Episode 9
Little Brazil

Brazilians are born to dance, and Mickela learns as many ways as possible how New Yorkers keep that Brazilian energy alive – with capoeira, forró, and Carnival’s samba!



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Capoeira at The West Side YMCA
5 W 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
One of the first Capoeira masters to bring the art form to the US, Mestre Caxias teaches capoeira at the West Side YMCA.

Samba with Quenia Ribeiro
Brazilian dancer, instructor and choreographer that offers samba classes throughout NYC.

Rio Market
3215 36th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
A grocery store in Astoria, Queens that carries Brazilian food items as well as basic necessities and specialty items.

Dende & Mamadele Productions
An organization that provides performances, classes and trips all focusing on the culture of Bahia, Brazil.  They have four performance groups that travel around the country in order to educate audiences of the music and dance of Bahia.


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