Frevo is a high energy rhythm and dance from Recife/Olinda, Pernambuco in NE Brazil. The history of frevo is connected to capoeira, with most of the frevo dance moves being based on the ginga, kicks, and up-and-down capoeira movements.
Our teachers have first hand experience studying frevo in Olinda and Recife through workshops and street performances.
Above is a video of a quick workshop of frevo moves taught on Carnaval 2021.
Frevo songs can talk about virtually anything, being it about a historical fact, a famous capoeirista, trivial life facts, hidden messages for players, anything. Improvisation is very important also, while singing a song the main singer can change the music’s lyrics.
Capoeira Social Project (EIN: 26-2727728) is a registered tax-deductible non-profit organization under the IRS Section 501(c)(3) guidelines. CSP offers programs throughout Maryland USA and in Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil.