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Kojo Johnson

Kojo X. Johnson began studying Capoeira in 1988 with Nana Kweku Sakyi in Washington DC. In 1993 he dedicated himself to the study of Capoeira Angola under Mestre Cobra Mansa. It was through Mestre Cobra Mansa and Mestre Moraes that he was first introduced to the world of Capoeira in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1994. At the IX International Conference of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in Belo Horizonte in 2003, he received the title of Treinel, under Mestres Cobra Mansa, Mestre Jurandir Nascimento, and Mestre Valmir Santos Damasceno. In 2004, Mestre Cobra Mansa left to develop his new project,...

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What DC Youth Need (Achievers DC Scholars)

A short video piece produced by a class of Achievers DC Scholars. Over 300 DC youth were awarded $50k scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to use toward the college of their choice. This video represents work done during their requisite summer program. (Produced in partnership with Guerilla Arts, Ink.)

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Harambee

Harambe is our morning celebration of learning and inspirational moment held daily before classes at the Arts & Tech Academy of Ballou HS in Washington, DC. Facilitator of Harambe session is Baba Ras D of Revel Youth Shine (RYS) & Guerilla Arts Ink, LLC (www.wethewilling.org)

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