Papiba Godinho is a local treasure who has been teaching Capoeira martial art form from Brazil for the last 20 years and performing the lead vocals, percussion, cavaco and acoustic guitar for SambaDá the Afro-Brazilian Samba Funk Dance Band based in Santa Cruz for the last 15 years.
We talked about how Papiba came to Santa Cruz via Brazil and New York and the formation of his work in tandem with beginning of the 418 Project, the first non-profit art center in Santa Cruz, CA, 20 years ago. Come celebrate with Papiba with his band SambaDá at the 418 Project 20th Year Anniversary Gala Event, Incandescence, happening December 7, 2013. This Black Tie Black Light gala event includes food, dance, performances and live music. To hear our interview click on the grey button.