Mestre Sérgio Xocolate & Suzanne Roberts Smith

From Pernambuco to TKaronto: a cultural movement & musical voyage!
An authentic Capoeira experience

Join Mestre Sérgio Xocolate for an authentic Capoeira workshop, featuring rich traditional movements, music, drumming, call-and-response songs, and important stories of Afro-Indigenous cultural expression and preservation from the North East of Brazil.

Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their learnings of an original body percussion sequence via spotlights up on stage. Workshop partner, percussionista and storyteller Suzanne Roberts Smith provides audience engagement and accompaniment in English and/or French.

Booking Details
School In-Person Performance Fee: $1,200 + HST
Audience Size: 300
School In-Person Workshop Fee: $506 + HST
Audience Size: 50
School Virtual Performance Fee: $610 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Virtual format: fully live

Grades: K - 12
Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: year-round
Curriculum Connections
Afro-Indigenous education
African Heritage / History
Portuguese Heritage / History
Brazilian History (music and dance focus)
Diversity and Inclusion
Cross Curricular Connections
French Education
About Mestre Sérgio Xocolate & Suzanne Roberts Smith
Performance duo and married couple, Mestre Sérgio Xocolate & Suzanne Roberts Smith were brought together by the power of percussion from Pernambuco Brazil. Mestre Xocolate aka XOCÔ is a Master of Capoeira celebrating 40yrs of traditional practice. XOCÔ is also an award winning singer/songwriter/musician, recording artist & cultural ambassador of Indigenous & Afro Brazilian traditional music and performing arts from Northeastern Brazil. Recently XOCÔ launched his first Canadian album
to international critical acclaim. Suzanne is a Dora award winning actor, critically acclaimed director, physical theatre performer, artist educator, and percussionista. Currently developing an early years theatre seedling piece called Capoeira Criança. Together they speak five languages.