Coração Cantador – October 2022
Mojuba’s event, Coração Cantador took place in London, at the Dance Attic from 30th of September to 2nd of October. There was a large Instructor grading – to make up for the 2 year event hiatus, caused by covid. I graded as an Instructor, after 8 years of training with Mestre Poncianinho. It was a very special day as I graded with my friends: I counted 21 of us grading as Instructors. I counted 11 people grading as Professores on Sunday.
The following were guests and (some) were padrinhos, madrinhas to the Professores and Instrutores:
Mestre Jose Antonio
Mestre Sandro Alves
Many students chose Mestre Poncianino as padrinho. I chose to play my game to grade as Instructor with Mestra Paulinha.
As is traditional in events, guests shared songs with us and this one was very popular – Professora Guerreira orchestrated a beautiful group harmony:
Filmed by El Maizena @ Coração Cantador, Dance Attic, London
O meu boi quer vadiar
Vadeia chamego nesse terreiro
Vadeia chamego nesse lugar
This song is inspired by Bumba Meu Boi.
YouTube Playlist of some of the games:
Flickr Photos with some of the photos I took on my phone https://www.flickr.com/photos/plasmatika/albums/72177720302576275
The 2nd of October was the day of the Brazilian Presidential election, 1st round. I went to West London College first thing in the morning, and queued for 1 hour to vote. My section’s electronic voting machine malfunctioned, so I had to vote manually. As I left the queue had exponentially grown, I suspect people ended up queuing for 3 hours or more to vote. I’ve never seen so many compatriots in one place!