• Kids (Ages 3-13) – All Levels
  • Adults (Ages 14+) – Corda Crua – Marrom/Verde

150 maximum participants


  • June 8, 2020 – Registration Opens
  • June 19, 2020 – Registration Closes
  • June 22, 2020 – Video submission deadline & Judging Begins
  • June 26, 2020 – Announce 20 SemiFinalists
  • June 29, 2020 – Announce Top 3 Finalists
  • July 1, 2020 – Announce Order of Finalists (1st, 2nd, 3rd)


You will be evaluated on a point system from 1 to 5 and will be awarded points for:

  • Interpretation
  • Vocal Quality
  • Style
  • Rhythm / Timing
  • Pronunciation


  • Mestre Barrão
  • Mestre Eddy Murphy
  • Mestre Tigrão
  • Mestrando Barrãozinho
  • Mestrando Testa
  • Estagiário Fantasma


Videos must be between 2 to 3 minutes long and no larger than 100MB in size. (minimum quality 720p)

Videos must be raw with no special effects, lighting, or edits and should be sent in .mp4 or .mov format.

If using a cell phone or tablet, please ensure that you video is filmed horizontally.

All songs must be from the public domain or written by members of Grupo Axé Capoeira (recorded or unrecorded).

Corridos are not be allowed

Your song must be accompanied by capoeira instrumentation, either played by you or by someone else. (Kids Category is exempt from this requirement)

You may use a pre-recorded instrument track to accompany your song in the background. (Please note instrumentation will not be evaluated)

You may have a maximum of three people accompany you. (Please note the chorus will not be evaluated)

You must wear a logo uniform top and pants (Abada) for your photo and video.

Videos should be singer only. Chorus and instruments should be off camera.




Do you want to join our festival?

We have been working hard to keep the spirit of Capoeira alive during these crazy times and are very pleased to announce The First Axé Capoeira Online Music Competition with over $800 in prize money to be won! Put your vocal talents to the test and represent! 150 maximum participants so REGISTER NOW!

Register now