Auroville Capoeira groups

Here are the groups actively sharing  Capoeira in Auroville:


Ginga Saroba (Ginga Nagô India)Ginga Saroba logo

Initiative of Prof. Samuka da Índia & his students, Ginga Saroba is a Capoeira group based in Auroville / Pondicherry and a branch of the Ginga Nagô (Brazil / France / Spain / Senegal / India) group led by Mestre Branco (Brazil / France).

Prof. Samuka da Índia started learning Capoeira in 2000 with Mestre Branco. He is sharing his knowledge of capoeira movement, history, tradition, music & culture with Auroville community continuously since 2007.

The group works on developing the Capoeira form inherent to each individual in the respect of the tradition and in the understanding of the actual evolution of Capoeira but also shares and develops locally Brazilian culture.


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Gingado Capoeira IndiaGingado Capoeira logo

An affiliate of Grupo Gingado Capoeira based in Brazil and the United States. Gingado Capoeira India is led by Instructor Camaleao who has been teaching Capoeira under the guidance and support of Mestre Cafu since 2004.

Instructor Camaleao has been regularly coming to Auroville since his teenage time to finally settle there in 2014.


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