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Rio Edition

The Quilombo Space is a showcase of independent artists and cultural producers from Brazil’s urban periphery. In Brazil, the quilombo was a maroon community where formerly enslaved Africans and their descendents settled, and forged a new society, resisting their exploitation and dehumanization. Today, the term quilombo symbolizes hope, solidarity, freedom, and autonomy for subaltern peoples of Brazil and around the world. Quilombo Space is curated and hosted by Flávio Lima, director of Casarti, A Casa do Artista Independente, a cultural center that supports the arts in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Join Flávio as he interviews the musicians, filmmakers, poets and artists who are changing the cultural landscape of Brazil today.


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Wilson Rabelo

""Wilson Cesar Barbosa Rabelo was born in 1950 in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais..." 

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Antônio Carlos Mariano

"Afro-Brazilian cultural manifestations and Latin America are all represented in the music of Antônio Carlos Mariano...."

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Rose Maia

"Born Rosemary Vieira Maia from the peripheries of urban Rio de Janeiro, this singer/owner of a singular voice became interested in music listening to her..."

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Euclides Amaral

Euclides Amaral da Silva is a Carioca from the suburbs of Brás de Pina and Bonsucesso, both peripheries of Rio de Janeiro

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Rossandra Leone

"Rossandra Leone is a powerful figure in the fight for social justice from the periphery of Rio de Janeiro. Her talent as an emerging filmmaker is undeniable..."

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Maria Celeste Ferreira

Maria Celeste Ferreira, who goes by Celeste,  that she is a first-generation Carioca, meaning she is the first in her family to be born in the city of Rio 

Interviewed by:
Flávio Lima

Flávio Lima is a geography teacher and songwriter who recorded his own album “Sinestesia,” the author of articles such as “Nos Quintais Da Casa Do Artista Independente,” and the books, “Memórias Da Grande Madureira” (Afro Museum Rio – UERJ), and “Subúrbios Cariocas Uma Deriva Contemporânea Sobre Nosso Chão.” In collaboration with Rodolfo Bertamé, he wrote the book “Diálogos Suburbanos”. Flávio is the founder and artistic director of the Cultural Center CASARTI – Casa do Artista Independente, and the founder of MAIS – Movement of Independent Artists from the Suburbs.

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