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25 Years of Capoeira with Mestre Efraim Silva
$705 Raised
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Thank you, Mestre Efraim! For 25 years, our children and communities have been blessed by the joy and vision of this extraordinary artist and individual. Donate today! More ...

Dear Friends,

For twenty five years, the City of New Haven, the State of Connecticut, and the United States have been blessed by the leadership and artistry of an extraordinary individual: Capoeira Master Efraim Silva.  To celebrate Efraim's 25 years of teaching in the U.S., we are raising $4,000 to host some of the world's top Capoeira Masters at his academy this May!

Mestre Efraim often says, "When I first arrived in the U.S., no one knew what Capoeira was."  He began teaching just one student in the basement of a church.  Now, thanks to Mestre Efraim's persistence, and his ability to see possibility in all areas of life, Capoeira has spread to every major city in Connecticut and across the country.  Efraim has touched thousands of children and adults with his energy and the joy of Brazilian culture.  Over the years, he has also helped a number of Brazilian artists come to the U.S. to share their talents with all of us.

In celebration of Mestre Efraim's 25 years of leadership, his academy will have the honor of hosting some of the world's top Capoeira Masters next month.  These will include Mestre Amen from the movie "Only the Strong", and Mestres Tisza, Cabello, and Carlinhos from Brazil. 

Please, consider making a donation to our event!  Take a moment to think about how Mestre Efraim and Brazilian culture have enriched your life.  Like we said, we must raise $4,000 to host this powerful group of artists in Connecticut.  Consider a donation of $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100.00, or $500.00.   No donation is too large or too small, every cent is greatly appreciated.

Our event will be at Mestre Efraim's Academy, 1175 State Street, New Haven, on Saturday, May 17th.  WE EXPECT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Contact Mestre Efraim with any questions or concerns at

With sincere gratitude and excitement,

Mestre Efraim's Students and Capoeira Family

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