Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art that was created over 400 years ago by the African and Indigenous slaves in Brazil, as a form of self-defence from their oppressors. Capoeira is a combination of self-defence, acrobatics, dance and music. Grupo Axè Capoeira began in Recife, Brazil in 1982, by Mestre Barrão. Grupo Axé Capoeira has performed worldwide, making its Canadian debut at the in 1990.

Featuring traditional capoeira music as well as upbeat Brazilian vocals and instrumentals, performances showcase professional capoeirist dancers at the height of their skill. As Canada’s first academy of Capoeira, Grupo Axè Capoeira is one of the world’s leading Capoeira organizations.