Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of NJ's 2018 Batizado Fund

For: The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey (ABCCNJ)
New Jersey
Organizer: David Morgan = Mestre Gaivota
Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of NJ's 2018 Batizado Fund (The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New  Jersey (ABCCNJ))
of $6,900 goal
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Raised by 12 donors

The Story

The Capoeira Batizado, a motivation that inspires! 

Gatherings are made special when they bring together friends, family and loved ones. These celebrations are made magical when you add to that list well-wishers who are there to encourage and support you as you demonstrate a new skill, accomplishment or achievement. Like the holiday season, carrying with it enchantment and wonder, the capoeira Batizado fuses all those elements into a wonderful festival that holds captive the imagination of all who attend. With enthusiasm and anticipation, the community sits transfixed as the magic of the Batizado unfolds. The constancy of the bateria, or rhythmic musical accompaniment, captivates the crowd as the onlookers’ admire the dynamic physical performance unfolding. This expression of celebration and the joy and community that develops and grows at each Batizado creates a feel good lifelong connection within the capoeira community that endures. 

The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey (ABCCNJ), a member of the Capoeira Guerreiros extended family of capoeiristas (individuals who practice the sport), announces their 2018 Batizado Season of celebrating the accomplishments of the individual students. The April 28th Batizado is for the Guerreiros of William Paterson University, Montclair State University, Columbia University and the Bloomfield Guerreiros to be held at the Afro Brazilian Cultural Center in Bloomfield New Jersey. 

As with most Non-profit organizations, The Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of New Jersey relies upon the generosity of our supporters to assist us with the costs of the Batizados. We at ABCCNJ are asking for your contributions to support our 2018 Batizado season, which will provide funding for the following:

2018 Batizado Expenses:

  • Building fees
  • Food for participants
  • Honorariums for Instructors
  • Transportation costs
  • Shirts

Your gift is extremely important as it offers immediate resources that are directed to current Batizado needs.

All donations in whatever dollar amount you are willing to share are appreciated and welcome.   Donors giving larger donations will receive the following:

$100-  You will receive  2  Capoeira Batizado Shirts*

$300-  You will receive 2 Capoeira Batizado Shirts*, and a Polo Shirt. 

$500 – You will receive 2 Capoeira Batizado Shirts*, a Polo Shirt, and a pair of capoeira pants.

* The Capoeira Batizado Shirts will be randomly chosen and limited quantities and available sizes are offered on a first come first served basis.

Your contribution is helping to strengthen our community.

Thank you so much for your help. 


For more information about ABCCNJ, please visit our website -

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