Our Capoeira Institute Southwest is a nonprofit arts organization whose foundation is built on honoring traditions and building connections. We inspire and strengthen youth and communities in Tucson and the Southern Arizona by engaging in the thrilling arts and culture of Afro-Brazilian capoeira, music, and dance.  We provide in-school programs, workshops, and community event participation for economically challenged youth, families, and communities, public performances and festivals, and ongoing training to promote cultural links and achieve excellence in mind, body and spirit. Funding provides access for underrepresented youth and families, and supports in-school programs, community performances, and events that expand the understanding in Afro-Brazilian capoeira, dance, music, arts and culture and bring diverse peoples together.

Please help us fund and bring excellent Afro-Brazilian arts and culture programs to Tucson and Southern Arizona and make them accessible to ALL youth and families.

The Capoeira Institute Southwest is a non-profit organization located in Tucson, Arizona. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a level of excellence in technique, ritual and tradition in the training and performance of capoeira, and committed to the following:

  1. To promote cultural exchange between the United States, Brazil and other countries emphasizing both the creation of opportunities in Afro-Brazilian arts and culture as well as developing an understanding of capoeira and other Brazilian related activities for the underserved segments of society, especially disadvantaged youth.
  2. To continuously create and maintain an elite level of excellence with respect to techniques, rituals and tradition in training and performing capoeira and other related activities.
  3. To give access for all levels of society to Afro-Brazilian arts and culture, with the intent of educating, integrating, and bringing together diverse people from Arizona and from across the globe.