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 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 Francisco—Rosenberg Library: 3rd Floor Atrium and Room 305—50 Phelan Avenue

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 · 5 PM – 7:30 PM

Presented by Access Via Exposure (AVE) and Reimagine!  

Contact: Jarrel Phillips, Exhibition Curator and Lead Artist (Read More…)


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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 capoeira as a historic, African-based martial arts form from Brazil, embracing freedom and pride through movement.

SFPL Events

Capoeira and Young People Workshop
Saturday, 2/14/15, 3:00 PM
West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way
(Kids Workshop)

Saturday, 2/21/15, 2:00 PM
Atrium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Friday, 02/27/15, 4:00 PM
Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St.
(Kids Workshop)

In collaboration with Capoeira Ijexa, Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips performs and leads an energetic workshop for the entire family.

Reawakening the Afro-American Consciousness

Beauty Within Black Pride and LiberationMarch 5, 2012
Vibrant Hopes & Forfeited Dreams (Africano Fotografia), in collaboration with AVE, presents the second installment of Reawakening the Afro-American Consciousness: “Beauty within Black Pride & Liberation. This exhibit features a collection of photographs depicting African Americans living in the Bay Area and Harlem, highlighting African American pride through the eyes of its curator and photographer Africano Fotografia. These intimate moments display the richness within our African culture focusing on aspects such as community, spirituality, family, and inspirational community organizers, and teachers.

Beauty Within Black Pride and LiberationIn celebration of African communities, Jarrel Phillips (AVE) aims to shed light on the beauty of African culture and its resilience that is often overlooked and undermined in American society. Phillip’s part of the exhibit focuses on capoeira, break dance, and acrobatics, as he documented his experience with the phenomenal, self-taught Zanzibar Stones Town Capoeira crew of youth in Tanzania via photography, video documentary, and canvas paintings.

Reawakening the Afro-American Consciousness: “Beauty within Black Pride & Liberation exhibition premiered at La Pena Cultural Center’s Theater in Berkeley, California in 2011.


Zanzibar Stone Town Capoeira Project Arts Exhibition

June 24, 2011
Nieto Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco presents, “We Want the World to Know Who We Are,” a Zanzibar Stone Town Capoeira (ZSTC) Arts Exhibition—a showcase of both fine and performing arts.

This benefit art auction and showcase will feature live music from Maracuja Sound, Capoeira, break dancing, circus arts, spoken word, and more. The night’s silent auction features the work of local San Francisco Bay Area artists and beyond. Other donated gifts and prizes will also be auctioned off. Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the ZSTC project.

It will be an evening filled with spectacular live performances and good music. No charge at the door, but donations are welcomed.

ZSTC Project Arts ExhibitionFeatured Artists & Photographers include:
Nicole Terzic
Favianna Rodriguez –
Jesus Barraza –
Eric Hornsby
Nataliya Tyaglo –
Leroy Parker
Jimmi Evins

Live Music & Performances:
Capoeira Ijexa
Noah St. John, Youth Speaks 2011 Spoken Word National Finalist
City Circus
Maracuja Sound

Battle for Cr8ive Arts 2

Battle for Cr8ive Arts 2June 11, 2011
Thank you to all who came out to support, perform, and battle it out at the Battle for Cr8ive Arts 2 on June 11th to support the Zanzibar Stone Town Capoeira Project. And a special thanks to Zumbi of Zion-I for his dynamic performance and closing the show. Check out the latest video, featuring the Break dance vs. Capoeira Exhibition. And there was no competition. Both Capoeira Ijexa and the B-boys each held their own. We also celebrated the birthdays of Tina Vicario (the wife of B-boy Finesse) and Christine Joy Ferrer (“Tine,” ZSTC project staff). Much love and peace from the ZSTC project crew in collaboration with SFCr8ive on another successful Battle for Cr8ive Arts.


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Zion I and the Grouch

FillmoreMarch 19, 2011
Capoeira Ijexá and AcroSports for throwing it down at the Fillmore, representing the Zanzibar Stone Town Capoeira youth with Capoeira and Break dance. And a special note to Zion I and the Grouch: you rock so hard for donating a percentage of your proceeds from this event to the ZSTC project. MC Zumbi, thanks for believing in the cause and visiting Acro Sports. Photos by Allie Foraker/ View More Photos…