The Grupo de Capoeira Angola Irmãos Guerreiros was created in 1983 by a Bahian family that had recently arrived in São Paulo: Mestre Baixinho, his brothers Guerreiro and Macete, and their son Marrom (today Mestre Marrom). Its main objective is to preserve and disseminate the traditions of Capoeira Angola and other Afro-Brazilian manifestations, using popular culture as an engine capable of generating social changes in the space where it is practiced and experienced.
The group's headquarters, affectionately nicknamed Senzalinha, is located in the garage of the house built by the family of Mestre Baixinho and Marrom in the 70s, which was adapted and decorated to create a favorable and stimulating environment for the practice of capoeira and other cultural events. Located in the municipality of Taboão da Serra, a peripheral region of Greater São Paulo, where housing infrastructure is low and many families live on the margins of social inclusion, Senzalinha stands out as a cultural hub, attracting interested parties from the most diverse age groups.
The Group offers several activities that aim to rescue and disseminate the Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage of its members. Regular classes are offered where different aspects of Capoeira Angola are worked on, as well as the bases of Samba de Roda, Maculelê and Puxada de Rede. Periodically, larger events and workshops are promoted, where renowned capoeira and popular culture masters are invited to Senzalinha to enrich the students' cultural background. The traditional roda da Senzalinha takes place on Fridays, when students join visitors from other groups for the capoeira ritual.
In 2002 the Irmãos Guerreiros Group gained international reach with the departure of Master Bugs Bunny to Europe, and today it has centers in Portugal, Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia.