Claudia Lyra is the owner, teacher and artistic director at BRAPA - Brazilian Portuguese and Arts in San Diego, CA. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and growing up in the city of Londrina - PR, Claudia has shared Brazilian culture in the United States since 2003.
Brazilian traditional music, Capoeira, and storytelling are not just highly entertaining, they are powerful tools for teaching. These cultural treasures of Brazil’s open young hearts and minds to the wonderful sounds, emotions, and values of the Brazilian culture through music appreciation and making. Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music, brings an awareness to the physical possibilities and limitation of the human body in addition to the history of the country.
WORKSHOP: Brazilian Rhythms with Body Beat