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Legislation #: 140421 Introduction Date: 5/29/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MARCASON, SHARP, TAYLOR, JAMES, JR., REED, FORD, WAGNER, CIRCO AND CURLS
Title: Recognizing Marcos Da Silva - Mestre Barrão of Grupo Axe Capoeira Kansas City.

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5/27/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/29/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140421

 

Recognizing Marcos Da Silva - Mestre Barrão of Grupo Axe Capoeira Kansas City.

WHEREAS, Mestre Barrão founded Grupo Axe Capoeira in 1982 in Recife, Brazil to celebrate and teach Brazilian culture through music, dance and martial arts; and

 

WHEREAS, Grupo Axe Capoeira has grown to welcome more than 30,000 practitioners in 26 countries; and

 

WHEREAS, Grupo Axe Kansas City has introduced Kansas Citians of all ages to the martial art of capoeira as well as to dance, language and music for sixteen years; and

 

WHEREAS, Mestre Barrão will join capoeristas from across the nation in Kansas City for a series of capoeira, dance and music workshops  from May 29 to June 1 culminating in a Batizado and Troca de Corda on June 1; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome Mestre Barrão on the occasion of his return to Kansas City for the 2014 Batizado and Troca de Corda; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Mestre Barrão in token of the Mayor and Council’s respect and high regard for his contribution and that of his students to the cultural richness of Kansas City.

 

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