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Restructuring of Ilê Odara

Brazilian Culture Center

We at Matumbé Capoeira School Rome are pleased and honored to share with everyone the newest and most ambitious project of our school: the creation of the first Center for Brazilian Culture in Rome, in the neighborhood of Testaccio, historic center of the eternal city, which will help to preserve the history of Afro-indigenous Brazilian culture (studies and practices) and collaborate with different socio-cultural projects.

2.707€ of 15.000€ raised

Ilê Odara – Meaning

Ilê Odara are two words in Yoruba language.

Ilê – House, home.

Odara – Beautiful, efficient, peace, tranquility.

The name Ilê Odara for the cultural center comes from a set of principles, human values, and worldview, which are transmitted by the Matumbé Capoeira School.

The world is increasingly sick, in need of love, education, and solidarity. Odara Center for Brazilian Culture will become a home, a home, a refuge, where everyone (regardless of gender, ethnicity, belief, or religion) is welcome. 

Since 2013, Matumbé Capoeira School Rome, under Angelo Oliveira (Contramestre Capacete), has been focused on the preservation and maintenance of the Afro-indigenous Brazilian culture, promoting classes, courses, workshops, and others cultural events for the community, adding multiple artistic and educational manifestations.

Proposal

We propose to provide Capoeira Angola, Samba de Roda, Maculelê, Forró, Baião, and Portuguese Language classes, with internationally recognized professionals.

Ginga Meu Povo Project: Capoeira for refugees and vulnerable people.

Simultaneously, the Ilê Odara Center for Brazilian Culture will promote the Ginga Meu Povo project. This social project will cover a series of structured social integration activities for refugees and financially needy people. In this way, and being an activity yet to be implemented, the Matumbé Capoeira School is in contact with several associations and non-profit organizations working for many years in the area with refugees.

One of the biggest challenges that vulnerable young people and adults face is the psychological impact of experiencing war, conflict, social and/or economic marginalization. A healthy environment that offers space for learning, self-discovery, and life skills development is the most effective and essential condition for a successful future. That is why the Ginga Meu Povo project focuses on the following:

Use Capoeira Angola as the primary tool for social inclusion, educational training, and training for vulnerable youth and adults for a peaceful and promising future.

Resources

Unfortunately, Covid-19 and the resulting confinement abruptly interrupted most of our school's production activities, as well as our projects. We are facing great difficulties in obtaining the necessary credit for the restructuring of the space. But we do not intend to give up, and so we ask for help from those who believe in the constructive power and beauty of this ancestral culture. 

We need everyone's support to achieve our goal and make this dream come true. Please help us reach our goal: € 15,000 value. The amount raised will be used exclusively for the restructuring work. From now on, we thank you all for your understanding and collaboration. In Rome, the doors of the Ilê Odara Center for Brazilian Culture will always be open to everyone. You can count on our hospitality sprinkled with much Brazilian culture. Please help us to write a new page in the history of Brazilian Afro-indigenous culture in Rome!

Make your donation

Ilê Odara

Any donation is welcome and will make a big difference!

Below are some of the rewards for the suggested donations:

Roma: 25€

  • Public thanks on all our social networks;
  • Two personalized digital capoeira drawings, created by the great artist Clara “Pintada."

Manaus: 100€

  • Public thanks on all our social networks;
  • Five personalized digital capoeira drawings, created by the great artist Clara “Pintada";
  • Acknowledgment of the donor's name or brand in all our social networks and website.

 Barcelona: 300€

  • Public thanks on all our social networks;
  • Seven personalized digital capoeira drawings, created by the great artist Clara “Pintada";
  • Acknowledgment of the donor's name or brand in all our social networks and website;
  • Name or brand advertised in the thank video published on our youtube channel and shared on social networks.

Brasil: 500€

  • Public thanks on all our social networks;
  • Nine personalized digital capoeira drawings, created by the great artist Clara “Pintada";
  • Acknowledgment of the donor's name or brand in all our social networks and website;
  • Name or brand advertised in the thank you video that will be published on our youtube channel, social networks, and our website;
  • Name of the donor/company shown on the thank you plaque, which will be produced after the campaign and displayed at the Ilê Odara Brazilian Culture Center;
  • Personalized shirt from the Ilê Odara Center.

Ilê Odara: 1000€

  • Public thanks on all our social networks and website;
  • 12 personalized digital capoeira drawings, created by the great artist Clara “Pintada";
  • Name or brand advertised in the thank you video published on our youtube channel, social networks, and our website;
  • Name of the donor/company shown on the thank you card, which will be produced after the campaign and displayed at the Ilê Odara Center;
  • Exclusive partner of the Matumbé Capoeira School and the Ilê Odara Center for Brazilian Culture: Name of the donor/company will be mentioned in all our advertisements (posters, flyers, banners, digital dissemination) for a period of 1 year;
  • Personalized shirt from the Ilê Odara Center.

Ilê Odara - Brazilian Culture Center

Donor Wall

PK

Patrizia Krampulz

23,80€ J August, 2020

Boa sorte. 🍀

PG

Pierpaolo Gamberale

75,00€ J August, 2020

Axé! Viva il Centro di Cultura Ile Odara !

AM

Azzurra Massimino

47,95€ J August, 2020

Parabens per questo bellissimo progetto! Non vedo l’ora di partecipare di nuovo più attivamente. Vi voglio bene

LH

Lauren Hales

50,00€ J August, 2020
ER

Elisa Ravenna

23,80€ J August, 2020

Viva Capoeira

MC

Marilia Carvalho

25,00€ J August, 2020

Que projeto incrível! Boa sorte meus malungos. Axé e até breve

DB

Danielle Bergman

100,00€ J August, 2020

It is a beautiful and wonderful project! I wish you guys all the best and good luck always. Kisses and Axé!

TS

Tiririca Sells

23,30€ J August, 2020
M

Macarrao

500,00€ J August, 2020
GG

Giada Gregori

60,00€ J July, 2020

Il primo anno di capoeira è volato, trascorso tra sorrisi veri, amici, allenamenti, musica e condivisione di sogni e idee. Sogni e idee che… Read more

Il primo anno di capoeira è volato, trascorso tra sorrisi veri, amici, allenamenti, musica e condivisione di sogni e idee. Sogni e idee che giorno dopo giorno prendono forma e si concretizzano in questo splendido progetto "Ilê Odara", frutto dell'impegno costante del Contramestre Capacete e dell'intera famiglia Matumbé. Questo progetto è solo il punto di partenza di un lungo cammino fatto di inclusione, condivisione e progettazione, esserne parte, crederci e costruirlo insieme è incredibile.

Ad

Angolinha de Itumbiara

40,00€ J July, 2020

Axé irmão

RC

Raffella Canal

1.000,00€ J July, 2020

Ma che progetto meraviglioso!
Ovviamente non posso far mancare il mio contributo.
Sono con voi, sai che avete il mio supporto. Spero di… Read more

Ma che progetto meraviglioso!
Ovviamente non posso far mancare il mio contributo.
Sono con voi, sai che avete il mio supporto. Spero di potervi dare una mano in concreto quando sarò in Europa.

Axé!!!! Viva il Centro Ilê Odara!