The Metro Presents series of arts and cultural events launched its new year of programming on Jan. 3 at Union Station with kicks, flips and splits. About 200 capoeira ‘players’ of all ages led a spirited musical procession through the station for Capoeira Exchange — then dazzled transit patrons, audience members and other participants with this impressive Afro-Brazilian martial art form incorporating dance, song, music and oral history.
Capoeiristas came from all over Los Angeles County — many of whom arrived via Metro — and from as far away as San Diego and San Francisco.
Metro Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.
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