Samba beats grow throughout port city

Beleza owner Yamina Hofer-Boase. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d441091
Beleza owner Yamina Hofer-Boase. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d441091

Now, locals would be hard pressed to attend a Fremantle event without seeing or hearing performances from students of the local business.

Run in two parts, owner Michael Boase and his wife Yamina Hofer-Boase offer tuition in a range of musical and dance forms, including African drumming, Brazilian percussion and dancing, and bellydancing.

The pair also has a professional branch called Beleza Show and the community group Beleza Tribe.

Ms Hofer-Boase said they enjoyed bringing the community together through music and dance.

�Our goal is to create community performances which move and uplift people�s spirits and we also like the idea of �connecting� people through the arts,� she said.

�World music and dance helps us to expand our perception of the arts and of life itself.

�It opens up our mind to other cultures, it teaches us about tolerance.�

Email yam@belezasamba.com.au for information.