TEKURA JEGNAS & OS MALANDROS DE MESTRE
Tekura Jegnas (Black Hero/Warrior) is a San Diego based dance company which performs a variety of “African War Dances”. It is a non-profit organization for the Research, Development, Documentation,.and Perpetuation of the African Culture of the Diaspora within the Diaspora. This educational process is to be achieved via culturally specific programming, documentaries, public workshops, classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances.
Under the auspices of CORDA BAMBA,TEKURA JEGNAS and the A.R.P. (African Reconnection Program), Os Malandros De Mestre Touro is an entity which trains young and adult Africans in the art of CAPOEIRA ANGOLA de SAO BENTO GRANDE with the intention of training other Africans in the art. The motivation behind this program is to restore and maintain the moral and cultural heritage and strength of African Communities through the practice of CAPOEIRA ANGOLA de SAO BENTO GRANDE.
Dennis Newsome is one of the leading African martial artist in the U.S. and is a Mestre in Capoeira. He has served as a technical advisor and fight choreographer for “Lethal Weapon” and other other blockbuster hits! Mr. Newsome is the subject of many articles appearing in national and international martial arts magazines and books.