About Profesor Morcego

Profesor Morcego has been a capoeirista for over 10 years. First introduced to the Afro-Brazilian art at a Capoeira Regional demonstration in New York City, He was captivated by capoeira’s playfulness, rhythmic nature, sensuality and connection to African culture.

He began training in Washington, DC with world renowned Capoeira Angola Master, Mestre Cobra Mansa. Profesor Morcego evolved into the more up-tempo style of Capoeira. In 2002, Profesor Morcego identified the need for a Capoeira Contemporânea school in Washington, DC.

He and a group of dedicated Capoeiristas established Capoeira Malês DC under the supervision of the Mestre Curisco. Soon after, he received his apelido (nickname) due to his habit of studying Capoeira books, music, videos and songs long after others trainees were fast asleep.

Born and raised in the town of Discovery Bay, Jamaica, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1987, first arriving in the Bronx, N.Y.

Later, his educational aspirations brought him to study Modern Languages at Howard University, in our Nation’s Capitol. Profesor Morcego’s world travels and genuine love of Diasporic Culture and Communities contribute to his dynamic presence as an Educator, Musician and Martial Artist.