Omi Tutu is…

 

…both a study and performance group devoted to the acquisition and transfer of knowledge related to the artistic manifestations of the African Diaspora.  Omi Tutu (‘cool/fresh water’ in Yoruba)

Nives Wetzel de Cediel, aka Profesora Sambambaia, is the founder and artistic director of Omi Tutu.  Nives teaches Samba and Dança Afro dance classes. All are invited to study dance and technique in a rigorous and nurturing environment.

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Filhos de Bimba – California Bay Area School of Capoeira Collaboration

Filhos de Bimba –  California Bay Area School of Capoeira works in collaboration with Omi Tutu.  All capoeira classes are run by Professor Malandro, a student formed by Mestre Nenel and the Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira (FBEC). Malandro directs the FBEC’s California “núcleo” and shares his knowledge of capoeira’s history, rituals, traditions, methodology and principals with the Bay Area community. The Filhos de Bimba – Califonia Bay Area School of Capoeira welcomes capoeiristas of any style, and especially new comers of any skill and fitness level, to participate in our East Bay Capoeira classes held in Emeryville, California.

To learn more about capoeira class offerings please visit http://capoeirabayarea.com/

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