HaBaWaBa Brasil is not only water polo

Festival will have workshops with activities for athletes during games time-off

At HaBaWaBa Brasil festival, in addition to the water polo games, athletes will also have the opportunity, during time-off from their team's matches, to take part in other experiences in workshops with three types of activities, by appointment made by the team leader.

Music - A Brazilian percussion clinic will present the activity in the format of samba school drums. The instruments that will be used: surdo drum, snare drums, agogô, tambourines and rattles. The athletes will learn by practice how to play some Brazilian rhythms present in the samba school drums with the teachers of the ABDA Philharmonic, Tiago Barretta and Alex Fernandes.

Capoeira – In another workshop, children will have contact with a genuinely Brazilian sport, capoeira. The responsible for the Capoeira workshop will be the Contramestre Burca, of the Bassula Capoeira School.

Capoeira is a cultural representation that mixes sport, fight, dance, popular culture, music and play. It is characterized by agile and complex movements, where feet, hands and gymnastic-acrobatic elements are used. It differs from other fights by being accompanied by music. It was developed by African slaves brought to Brazil.

The practice of capoeira works on motor coordination, improves flexibility, balance and dexterity, relieves everyday tensions, provides creativity and freedom of movement.

Badminton – Another activity offered will be the Badminton workshop, with the Projeto Badminton of Agudos, city near Bauru, which already collect achievements in the sport.

Badminton is an Olympic sport that can be played in doubles or singles. The match takes place on a court divided by a net. It has some similarities to Tennis. It is played with rackets and instead of a ball the players have to hit a shuttlecock.

The sport began to be played at the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona. In Brazil, the practice of badminton became competitive starting in 1983, when the first edition of the São Paulo Cup was played. The country's debut at an Olympics was in 2016, in Rio de Janeiro.

To take part in the workshops, the team manager will need to schedule team time with Júlia Monteiro by phone (14) 98155-8182.