About Us

Mestre Caboquinho

Casa de Brazilian Folkloric Arts of Sacramento

(aka Centro TABCAT)
Casa de Brazilian Folkloric Arts of Sacramento has been offering Folkloric Brazilian Arts programs for over 15 years. The main instructor and director of the organization is Master Caboclinho, a BRAZILIAN Master from Salvador Bahia Brazil with over 35 years of experience in Brazilian folkloric arts and music. He is a graduated Master in Brazilian Capoeira. Our performances include various aspects of the diaspora of Brazil such as Samba Reggae, Maculele(dance of sugarcane workers), Afoxe(folkloric Brazilian rhythm), Batucada(traditional Brazilian samba percussion) and more.   Some of our performances included the African-World Festival, Concert of Colors, University of Michigan,  Toyota diversity celebration and more!  We have also conducted hundreds of workshops & perfomances at local schools & universities such as Martin Luther King high school, Cass Tech high school and Nsoroma Insititute.

Programs:

Brazilian Capoeira Classes for Adults and Youth

Music & Movement classes for anyone interested in learning Capoeira. No experience is necessary. ALL of our Instructors are graduated and have authorization to teach Capoeira. All are graduated in the U.S and then must complete their graduation in Bahia Brazil.

Brazilian Capoeira Afterschool Programs

Centro TABCAT has been working with various schools from elementary to high school for over 15 years. Students  in the program have fun while staying in shape, learning history/culture, music/rhythm, acrobatics and life skills. The program is focused on utilizing Brazilian Capoeira to improve school performance.

Performances & Workshops for Groups or Organizations in Brazilian Folkloric Arts & Music

Our organization offers performances and workshops in a variety of Brazilian folkloric arts for interested organizations. Our artistic director Master Caboquinho has a vast repetoire in Folkloric Brazilian performing arts including OBA OBA, Viva Bahia, Scala Miami, Ile Aiye and many other groups. He has choregraphed and performed world wide.

Biannual Trip to Brazil!

Every two years our organization brings people to experience the wonders and folkloric treasures of Brazil. The trip is always filled with exciting and beautiful activities! Please visit “Travel to Brazil” for information on our next trip!