Mestre Gulliver is a certified Master artist and teacher. Certified by Norival Moreira de Oliveira, Grande Master Nô, the internationally renowned head of Grupo Capoeira Angola Palmares.
Under the tutelage of Mestre Nô, Mestre Gulliver has taught children and adults in the United States and worldwide for the past twenty-one years. He frequently gives workshops on the history, culture, and practices of Capoeira Angola.
Mestre Gulliver is an internationally recognized performance artist and has represented Capoeira Angola Palmares in several events, including the Nike Playoff Festival in New York City, New York's Guggenheim Museum, the Festival of Sacred Music in Greece, the Capoeira Angola Palmares International Forum in London, and most recently on a national tour with BahiaTursa, the official tourism Agency of Bahia, Brasil.
Paulo Aires,"Mestre Gulliver," was born in Rio Grande do Sul. He is an accomplished Artist of Capoeira that has trained in the art for over thirty years. Mestre Gulliver has been invited to Capoeira events and performances throughout the U.S. and Brazil. Currently, he teaches the art of Capoeira Angola in the city of New York. Mestre Gulliver has taught Capoeira to adults and children for the past twenty-one years and is certified master of the art of Capoeira Angola under Grand Master No, of Grupo Capoeira Angola Palmares. He moved to New York in 2001 in order to promote and make accessible the teachings and traditions of the art of Capoeira Angola. Mestre Gulliver promotes the art by working with cultural, community, and social centers.
Monitor Pirata Negro
Pirata Negro is a monitor under the guidance of Mestre Gulliver, leader of Capoeira Angola Palmares Queens, NY. Under the tutelage of Mestre Gulliver, Pirata has taught students in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi. He gives classes and workshops on capoeira history, culture and the practices of Capoeira Angola.
Born in the river parishes of Southeast Louisiana, Donovon Miller, Pirata Negro began is Capoeira training at the age of 21 on August 26 2000 in the little town of Tuskegee, Alabama. In 2003, he became a student of Francisco Antônio Rodrigues da Silva (Mestre Fran). Mestre Fran taught him about the rich history of Capoeira and initiated him into that world.
Feeling drawn the style of Capoeira known as Capoeira Angola, In 2005, Pirata set out to meet Norival Moreira de Oliveira (Mestre Nô) and officially began a student of Capoeira Angola Palmares in 2006, under the direction of Mestre Gulliver.