Quilombo

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 has a new host Tedson Souza, Black journalist, Researcher, and university of Ouro Preto professor born in the city of Salvador, Bahia. Doctor and Master in Anthropology from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), with a doctoral internship at Brown University, in the United States. Join the performers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists Tedson is bringing to our Quilombo.

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Interview with

Bruno de Jesus

Bruno de Jesus is a Black dance artist born in the city of Salvador who is a ballet dancer, choreographer, educator, curator, and researcher in dance. Master and specialist in Dance UFBA; Doctoral Student and Substitute Professor at the Federal University of Bahia. Creator of the EPA! Peripheral Arts Meeting and general director until the 4th edition in July 2021. He founded Experimentando NUS Cia. de Dança in 2008, in which he signed more than 10 shows and performed without interruption until 2021. One of the coordinators of the 5th edition of the Black Forum of Art and culture. Director of the documentary film RAIMUNDOS: Mestre King and the Male Figures of Dance in Bahia. He is an artist working with research, creation, dissemination, and production in dance and Black cultures.

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Previous Interviews

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Bruno de Jesus

Bruno de Jesus is a Black dance artist born in the city of Salvador who is a ballet dancer, choreographer, educator, curator, and researcher in dance.

Interviewed by:
Tedson Souza

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.