Christmas Charity Challenge

This Christmas we would like to offer a unique gift, available for everyone from Mestres Alexandre Batata, Cabello and Camaleão who have recorded a song for our Tribute to the Mestres project. The 3 songs are being sold for a very special price of £1 and would make a perfect gift for yourself, lovers of good music and of Capoeira!

With the money raised from these 3 songs we will be giving another, more serious gift, which you can feel proud to have contributed towards.

We will be contributing to funds that will help provide surgery for a Mestre who has been fighting for more than 3 years to be able to return to playing and teaching Capoeira.

Our Christmas campaign has already managed to raise in 10 days 10% of the amount necessary for the operation. We are confident that together we can do so much more, participate with us! All you need to do is purchase the songs, enjoy the Mestres’ music and challenge your friends to contribute in the same way!

Tributos Aos Mestres Lisbon 2018

We are very happy to announce the next Tributos Aos Mestres Festival in Lisbon during the dates 2, 3 and 4th of February 2018.

Mestre Acordeon and Mestre João Grande will be going to Lisbon! Two of the biggest names in the history of Capoeira are together to support the Trubuto aos Mestres Project.

Come and join in this fantastic opportunity to be with these two living legends of Capoeira!


This will be an indescribable weekend! We have a tour of Lisbon on Friday morning, and during the night we have a show of music and culture with the Mestres at the location of group Alto Astral.

On Saturday, the classes will be from 10am until 5pm, with a party in the night for everyone to socialise!

On Sunday the classes will be from 11am until 5pm.

For those who aren’t familiar with the Tributos aos Mestres Project, it can be simplified as a desire to spread the ideas and principles of Capoeira, paying homage to the Grand Mestres of our art of Capoeira and contribute to social projects which utilise Capoeira as a tool for socialisation, integration and respect in communities.


Our New Website!

We’re proud to announce our new website, developing it so that we can expand the Foundation around the Capoeira Community and get more help to those who really need it!

What’s changed?

As part of the update, we’ve spent time to revise how we present the website. The main page is probably the most important page of a website, so we’ve made this more inviting as a showcase for the rest of the website. On the home page you can now find a snapshot of all the other areas of the website, giving you a feel for where everything is and how to find what you’re after.

We’ve also updated the shop, so that it is easier, faster and better than ever before to buy a gift for a friend, get it sent to you and help the foundation through here! Anything bought from the foundation goes to helping the cause directly, raising the much needed funds which allow us to perform our work throughout the world.

We’ve also made it easier to contact us, with a form you can fill in and our mailing address available. We aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible, so don’t hesitate to send us your questions, ideas or info about social projects you’re doing involving Capoeira!

What’s new?

With the relaunch of the website, we’re now going to be creating articles related to the work we do, so you can stay up to date with the Foundation’s goals and achievements as they happen. We will also use the news feed to bring you some amazing content from some of the world’s best Mestres, Capoeiristas and Social Projects involving Capoeira!

Got an idea that can help us? Want to help out but not sure how? Take a look at our “Get Involved” page to get some inspiration or ideas on how you can help us promote the foundation, raise awareness for the causes we support and help raise some funds for us! There are hundreds of ways you can help, and we’re grateful for every volunteer to our projects!

Want to help but don’t have the time to volunteer? No problem! We now accept donations directly through the website, including recurring monthly payment options. Any donations will go a long way to supporting the foundation’s work and the causes we support.

What’s next?

We still have a lot of work to do on the website, with each step adding more and more content for you to enjoy. our next steps will display all of our Partners and Volunteers and highlight the work they do to make the foundation better every day.

As well as this, we will be displaying events for groups which have pledged to support the foundation, letting you know how these groups are supporting the Capoeira world and the work they do to raise the much needed funds and awareness for us. If you’d like to see how your group can pledge some support then contact us here and we’ll get back to you to start the conversation!

Can I help?

If you want to get more involved on an individual level there’s plenty of options. We have volunteers from all over the world using their skills and knowledge to improve what the foundation can do and what we can offer!

The first thing for you to do is to check the “Get Involved” page and see if any of the ideas there fit in with what you can offer. If they do, or if you have any other ideas, contact us via the contact page and let us know!

We also pride ourselves in the content we deliver, if you spot any mistakes, or can offer translations then we’d love for you to let us know!

Finally, the most important thing you could do is spread the word about our work! The more people that know about us the more we are able to do! We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the Capoeira community and families all over the world!


The ILE Foundation Team