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I Am San Francisco

By Kheven Lagrone and Jarrel Phillips We are the San Francisco no one talks about —James Baldwin Today, a native Black San Franciscan often hears, “An African American…

Eu Sou Capoeira

Eu Sou Capoeira

Some of the Capoeira Ijexa kids in San Francisco, California lead by Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips, Jian “Aguia” Giannini, and Panda Deda, students of Mestre Urubu Malandro. www.avesidea.org. Eu…

Birthday Potluck

Made With Birthday Love

I usually don’t do much celebrating for my birthday but I decided to do a picnic this year. About 150 or so people– friends, families, kids– came through…

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Kids Batizado e Troca de Cordões 2014

Photos by Kuan-Tung Pan

Capoeira in Asia

Volta Ao Mundo: A Taste of Capoeira in Asia

Starting with the story of five capoeiristas who depart from the San Francisco Bay Area,Volta Ao Mundo: A Taste of Capoeira in Asia is a collection of memories…

multi-workshops

The ZSTC Project 2012 Short Film

“We Want the World to Know Who We Are,” the ZSTC Project short documentary, featured at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in June 2012. Filmed, Edited, and…

ZSTC

ZSTC Project

Zanzibar Stones Town Capoeira. “We Want the World to Know Who We Are.”

Now Playing: Media For a Playful Planet Trailer

Besides checking out  the How We Play Exhibition curated by Jarrel Phillips, if you’re interested in finding more resources about the study of play, please watch the trailer…

BHM

Black History Month: CCSF + SFPL Events Led by Jarrel

CCSF Events Jarrel Phillips AVE and Capoeira Ijexa Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CCSF Ocean Campus Rosenberg Library, 50 Phelan Avenue (Presentation + Demonstration) Dynamic performance of…

Capoeirando

Capoeira Bonita De Se Ver Treinando

Post by Adecino Semedo. Capoeirando! For more info, visit, grupocordaodeouro.com.br

Prescott Circus Theatre

How We Play Exhibition is Now Up at CCSF, Curated by Jarrel Phillips

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” —Brian Sutton-Smith, Play Theorist When was the last time you played? Play, in its purest form, extends beyond the…

Capoeira Ijexa Kids Batizado 2014

Youth Maculele, Capoeira Ijexa Kids Batizado and Troca de Cordos 2014

This video is a snippet of the Youth Maculele performance at Capoeira Ijexa’s Kids Batizado and Troca de Cordos 2014. A letter to all the parents present at…

Christine Joy Ferrer in Moulin Sur Mer, Haiti

Ayiti Files: Christine Joy Ferrer, AVE’s Media Guru, Dances in Haiti

Slide show/video reel by Christine Joy Ferrer Earlier this year in April, I embarked on a two-week cultural exchange trip to Haiti hosted by Daniel “Brav” Brevil, musical…

Jarrel with the Monkeys

Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips, Capoeira and Freestyle

Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips trains and performs under the guidance of Mestre Urubu Malandro’s Capoeira Ijexa. This was filmed at UniverSoul, a Cross-Cultural Benefit Show for the Survivors of…

Capoeira Class

Young Martelo’s Capoeira Combo

By Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips Ari, a.k.a. Martelo (meaning “Hammer” in portuguese), has been training capoeira with me for three years since the age of four. He is now…

Capoeira Ijexa & Cloud 9 Tribe

Capoeira Ijexa and Cloud 9 Tribe Perform at UniverSoul

On January 11, 2014, AVE founder, Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips performs with Mestre Urubu Malandro’s Capoeira Ijexa, Cloud 9 Tribe of All Tribes Zulu Nation and other students from…

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Family Capoeira in 30 Seconds

Photos and Video Clip from Family Capoeira, Summer Session Week 3 By Christine Joy Ferrer/Eyes Opened Media

First Day of Family Capoeira

Prescott Circus Theatre

Prescott Circus Theatre: An Avenue of Access and Exploration

By Jarrel Phillips I was invited to join the Prescott Circus Theatre (PCT) troupe as acrobatics instructor while I was traveling in East Africa. I was so excited…

Access Via Exposure

"I’m on a constant journey to find myself, but I also want to help others find themselves. And when I say self, I mean purpose. AVE can mean a lot of thi...