What to expect
- Virtually discover the beats and rhythms of the Afro-Brazilian, West African, and Cuban cultures
- Learn how to use the lively percussion instruments of the Afro-Brazilian tradition
- Practice both traditional and modern beats as you improve your rhythm
- Engage in an online welcoming environment friendly to all levels
About this Activity
In this online class, you'll discover Afro-Brazilian, West African, and Cuban rhythms that'll make your previous drumming feel like child's play. You'll also learn about a variety of percussion instruments used in each culture and how they're played. Both traditional and modern beats will be explored through the guidance of a professional instructor. All skill levels are welcome to take part in this musical and cultural adventure.
Note: Includes online class and Zoom link
|Price||$10.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||90 min|
|Rating||28 positive reviews|
William Christopher F.Kickboxing April 15, 2017
Great place with cool vibe! Fantastic instructors and amazing energy! Check it out!
Lisa S.Zumba March 21, 2017
My 5 stars are based on 1) the people (staff, teachers and students), 2) the space and amenities, and 3) the schedule of classes.
1) People: the staff are warm and welcoming and make the most alienated feeling person feel like family. Teachers are authentic, long-time practitioners of their art. They are encouraging, dedicated, passionate and very professional. Students and visitors are friendly, supportive and inclusive.
2) Place: a spacious, light filled studio with exposed beams, AC, good audio system and sprung wood floors for comfort and minimizing joint stress. Topping off the experience are two spacious bathrooms big enough for changing in and a water bottle fountain for refilling your favorite water bottle.
3) Classes: great for kids and adults, offering dance, fitness and martial arts including karate, capoeira, samba, carnival, cardio, African dance, drumming, and more.
Melissa B.Afro-Brazilian Dance February 19, 2017
I love to dance and I love the fact that all the teachers I have worked with thus far at Brasil Brasil really know their stuff! The athleticism, contagious, upbeat energy and the trainers' knowledge in the specific forms of Brazilian dance are bar none!
I am becoming a regular!! :)
Mikette M.Beginner's Capoeira December 23, 2016
Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is a gem for the community. The energy of this center is so positive, everyone feels like family. It is a lovely community. The children's classes are fantastic, with thoughtful, attentive instructors. The children's capoeira classes are very well rounded, integrating movement, music, song, all rooted in Brazilian culture. I love how they offer different programming throughout the year to adapt the seasons and scheduling changes.
Ella D.Beginner's Capoeira October 23, 2016
Beautiful things are blooming here
Ana L.Beginner's Capoeira October 16, 2016
Four years ago my son begged my husband and I to pay a Capoeira class for him as a Birthday present..We can't believe how this place has changed our lives especially Kevin's.Who would imagine that within four years Kevin would have experience an amazing trip to Brazil with Mestre Amen Santo and his Beautiful wife Nayla.I don't think I need any more words to describe what an amazing place this is,after all even I get to be part of that great energy as I experience taking a Capoeira class which never in life had taken before..To all the mothers out there give your self the experience of taking one of the many classes that Brazil Brazil cultural center offers,we have some amazing instructors be part of our great community..
Luis Felipe Ninja P.Samba October 16, 2016
This place is amazing!!!!!! Extreme qualified instructors, great staff, Highly recommended !!!!!!
Pedro Z.Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban October 10, 2016
This place is awesome. Mestre Amen is one the best teachers in the world and you will feel like you were in Brazil. Music, dance, Martial Arts, and more!
Bonni H.Afro-Brazilian Dance October 9, 2016
One of the most amazing places ever. The instructors are top notch. The place is so full of energy and culture. Has the most amazing vibe. Cannot say enough good things! Must do for kids and adults alike!
Rita V.Afro-Brazilian Dance September 19, 2016
I felt so welcomed!Amazing classes and teachers, I highly recommend Brasil Brasil Cultural Center!
Isabelle H.Beginner's Capoeira July 29, 2016
I looove this place. There s a strong sense of community, the staff is so nice and always smiling, the teachers are great. It's my get-away! I love to hear the capoeira music and drums just before I take my Cardio Carnival class. AND the prices can't be beat.
Carla M.Beginner's Capoeira May 11, 2016
Beautiful community and amazing leaders! Every time I visit LA, Capoeira Batuque with Mestre Amen is a must!
Jill Nakayama B.Samba April 15, 2016
We love this place!!! My kids are so happy to be a part of this incredible organization. Thank you!!
Josh K.Beginner's Capoeira December 21, 2015
Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is a great place for Capoeira training and community. Mestre Amen has a very pleasant demeanor and a holistic outlook on Capoeira. I enjoy physical training with him and his students and Capoeira music classes as well. The studio provides a community feel and it is a friendly and non-judgemental space for a variety of activities. I recommend checking it out.
Crystal D.Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban November 29, 2015
This place it's so special; a place with heart and soul in the busy city. My son and i take classes and have liked every teacher we've had.
Jodi-Anne D.Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban November 14, 2015
Great community and great people, sharing a beautiful art and culture to those who'd like to be open and learn new things!
Marcelo F.Kickboxing October 17, 2015
Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is exactly that, the center for everything Brazilian. From samba classes to Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Plus Zumba, kick boxing. All the instructors are very good at what they do!
Renni F.Afro-Brazilian Dance September 29, 2015
Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is a perfect organization to promote the Brazilian Culture here in Southern California. I worked with them as a singer, as a dancer, as a cater with Sabor da Bahia and as a Brazilian I thank you for all you have done.
Nas S.Zumba August 8, 2015
I got here early for Zumba and got to catch some of the capoeira crowd and that class looked really neat. The whole class that was there seemed talented.
Some things about finding this place, they were doing some construction on Washington so it was actually a little bit difficult for me to find this place. I parked a ways down and walked to find it but that might not be an issue once they open up the street all the way. They have a parking lot there you can use which was not full when I got there. You enter the lot from Louise street. They also have meters in front and free street parking in the residential streets nearby.
This was my first time here and everyone was really friendly. The Zumba instructor is really energetic and you can tell she loves what she does. Be prepared this class is interactive and you dance with and meet your fellow classmates which caught me off guard. As an introvert, it made me uncomfortable at first but by the end of class I was really glad for the experience and think it adds to the sense of community. It seems a lot of the people who go there are usuals and very enthusiastic about the class, and I can see why.
I feel like I made new friends which of course makes me want to go back.
This was very different from the Zumba classes I have taken in the past but not a bad different.
I would love to try their samba and look forward to more Zumba classes here.
Sarah F.Afro-Brazilian Dance July 18, 2015
I can't say enough about this place - great teachers, fun classes, and a lot of ways to learn about Brazil culture. Great way to practice your Portugese!
Vaidehi A.Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban June 19, 2015
I love the classes here! Gisella and Ana are my favorites!
S S.Zumba February 28, 2015
BEST DANCE CLASS EVER. I've been doing Zumba here for over a year now and I love it. Gisella is upbeat, fun, and a great instructor. The music ranges from salsa to cumbia to Bollywood to....? It's a great vibe and super fun, whether you're new to dance or a dance enthusiast.
Tricia O.Samba February 6, 2015
The BBCC holds true to it's name. Not only are the teachers professional artists, they take great pride in teaching and preserving Brasil's authentic art forms- Samba, Capoeira, Gafieira and Parkour. The manner in which the Samba, Gafieira, Zumba and funky Brasil classes are taught make each workout a party leaving you happy, uplifted, and thoroughly drenched in sweat. The feeling I'm left with after each Zumba and Samba class makes me want to go back I've never felt so happy after a workout that I can't wait for my next class! It has everything to do with the energy, passion, and encouragement the instructors bring to each and every class. I feel blessed to have found the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center!
Laura C.Samba January 31, 2015
I have been taking samba classes here for years and just finished Ana Laidley's Malandro (samba) two- day dance workshop. It was truly amazing! Ana is an amazing, inspiring instructor, who knows how to extract the 'performer' in everyone. I have watched others grow from self-conscious beginners to confident sambistas in her classes. Ana is truly a gift to this SoCal community - thank you, BrasilBrasil Cultural Center for providing the space and positive environment for so many to grow and evolve.
Megan J.Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban January 10, 2015
So awesome!! Amazing teachers. Highly recommend it!!
Alicia A.Drumming: Afro-Brazilian/West African/Cuban June 18, 2018
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Sherrie Sirena W.Samba November 22, 2015
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Sambista R.Afro-Brazilian Dance October 19, 2015
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