Category: Updates

Batizado 2014

Registration for Kids Belt Ceremony 2017 + Upcoming Performances

April 29th Kids’ Belt ceremony and Registration Download PDF Registration Form (Please print out a copy and submit the form in-person) Performance this coming Saturday, March 18th (all…

Litt Young

I Am Litt Young

Your ancestors took the lash, the branding iron, humiliations and oppression because one day they believed you would come along to flesh out the dream.” —Maya Angelou By…

I Am San Francisco

I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence Video Series

A sneak peak at the I Am San Francisco video series that will unfold into a short film produced, filmed, and edited by Jarrel Phillips. Part 1 Part…

Photo by Danielle Hall

Ayiti Cultural Exchange 2016

Watch Haiti (Ayiti) Cultural Exchange 2016! Hosted by Daniel Brevil, musical director of Rara Tou Limen, dancers and travelers embark on a two-week cultural exchange trip to Haiti…

Photo by jarrel Phillips

Sept 22: IAMSF Exhibition Reception

PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence Exhibition Reception including Magazine Release Party for Race, Poverty and Environment (RP&E) Where: City College of San…


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…

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 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…

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…


Family Capoeira in 30 Seconds

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

Round 3: Into the Heart of East Africa


Thank You for Supporting the AVE Project 2012

By Christine Joy Ferrer Thank you to all our generous contributors, funders and supporters of the AVE Project 2012: Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, the next phase of the…

Enriching the Lives of the AcroSports Community through Capoeira


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…


Chumbinho (Little Bullet)

Q&A with Jarrel Phillips