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8Edition of the Faculty highlights the black feminism and celebrates the spoken poetry

Accomplished for the first time in Rio Art Museum - SEA, in Port Area, literary festival honors the poet Solano Trindade Pernambuco

Symbol of African heritage in Rio de Janeiro, the city's port area receives the 8th edition of the Literary Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP). From 16 to 20 October, the festival arrives in Rio Art Museum - SEA, strategic partner of the Faculty, and sheds light on the black feminism and spoken poetry, two movements that reshaped the cultural production of the country in this century. The tables open to the public will feature big names in literature and global movements, como Funmilola Smartkcandy (one of the creators of Black Lives Matter) and France's Audrey Pulvar, one of the major references on the topic of the moment: environmental conflicts.

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In 2019, honored the Faculty will be the Pernambuco poet Solano Trindade, pioneer in the art "unapologetically black" in Brazil, whose poetry and biography were marked by the appreciation of African culture in Brazil. multiple artist, Trinity was responsible for the First Congress Afro-Brazilian, held in 1934 in Recife, and the founding of the Black Front Pernambuco and Afro-Brazilian Cultural Center. The Brazilian Folkloric Theater, created in 1944, also had its digital.

"Honor Solano Trindade, the poet of Negritude, engagement, folk art and migration, It would only make sense in today's Brazil if you proposed a dialogue with all the layers of meaning in his work. In terms of programming, We try to translate his notion of vanguard inviting black women from different parts of the world and Brazil, to the extent that we believe that, when a black woman moves, all structures were moved, mainly in the city that killed Marielle Franco. Our curators also was marked by the fact that Solano was an artist multiple, which currently uses poetry, now the theater, now the visual arts, always using the artistic work to make this world a better place for our children. Hence a schedule that was far beyond a literary festival, dating with slam, the performance, the music and the visual arts ", July highlights Ludemir, one of the founders of the Faculty.

For the executive director of SEA, Eleonora Santa Rosa, the realization of the Faculty at the museum reinforces the commitment of the institution with its educational and cultural values. "This strategic partnership, MAR, who has worked in the port area and other city regions with a courageous and bold program of training activities, mobilization, cooperation, provocation and extension, not only embraces, but assumes, in its most resilient face, a FLUP. More of you to give way or contribute to its economic viability, MAR affirms its belief and commitment to the power and art of wholeness, culture and education in the territory expanded freethinking, affection and behavior ", says Eleonora.

Black women are featured in the 8th edition of Faculty

On Wednesday (16), the Literary Festival opens the schedule with the traditional flight of balloons in the Praça Mauá, which this year honors Ecio Salles, launching the lyrics of "Heirs", beautiful song written by the co-founder of Faculty, who passed away in July this year. The flight of balloons will mark the opening of the exhibition "Samba is thus", Ferreira's Iere photographer, perhaps the longest-serving friend Ecio Salles. At the entrance SEA, Sarau of the Marquis brings a group of poets on the street reciting poems of his own and, the solemn opening, the screening of the film "Vivxs" is a manifesto in defense of the black youth living around the world. The first table of the festival "Why some and not others?”, with Cidinha da Silva, Flavia Oliveira, Giovana Xavier and Marcia Lica and mediation Ana Paula Lisboa, reflects on reading as a tool for social mobility and the challenges of making it reach the periphery. At night, the SEA Pilotis, Trinity Solano family have the Pernambuco author poetry, while Lenin is show in honor of Jackson Centenary Tambourine, one of his main musical influences. To end the first day of the event, the Maracatumba / Caxambu Willow leads a procession that goes from Rio Art Museum to the Largo de São Francisco da Prainha.

On 17, a partir the 14h, the program continues with the presentation of the poet Bruno Black and the table "Blackboard", that brings the French artist and responsible for the scenography of the event, Alexis Peskine, and the healing arts of Afropunk, Ami-Weickaane, to discuss the space of blacks in the art market. Then, in my body, my verses ", two powerful voices of black feminism, Akua Naru e Preta Rara, discuss the machismo and changes in rap since his wife took possession of their tools. Finally, the table "How many Africas you make a Diaspora" brings Ana Paula Lisboa, Maboula Soumahoro, Natasha A. Kelly e Rama Thiaw, women from different backgrounds, to discuss the diversity of the African continent - which has been treated as a single country in crisis.

The third day of Faculty arrives to question sexism, racism, Age Discrimination, homophobia and gordofobia in "90 seconds to Afropunk", one performance space for the black body that made manifest a poetic. Another debate will be "And we is not no Mulé, this minina?”, on the progress of black feminism in Brazil, com and go Translésbicha, Beth Oshun and Luna Vitrolira, Luiz beyond the Sun performance. In the evening, the soiree "Tomorrow will be better" takes the audience with the recitation of Trinity Solano poems by students of the Engenho de Dentro unit of the College Pedro II. At 7:00 pm, It sees the launch of the documentary “blackboard ", on the first generation of black students who participated in affirmative action implemented by the Lula government. On the table "A cheap meat market is no longer the black flesh", important members of movements and Afropunk Black Lives Matter, Jocelyn Cooper and Funmilola Fagbamila discuss the black advocacy.

On Saturday (19), the Faculty Park has children's special programming from 10 am. The afternoon opens with the performance of black political identity "Woke Black Folk", Funmilola Smartkcandy, one of the creators of the movement Black Lives Matter. Following, decolonial the ecological thinking gains spotlight on the table "Yes, we have pesticide "with the participation of French journalist Audrey Pulvar and political ecology researcher and postcolonial theory Malcom Ferdinand. They discuss how black bodies have been the main victims of environmental conflicts and ownership of natural resources. on stilts, Ana Maria Gonçalves Conceição Evaristo and Maria Carolina receive the prize of Jesus, which honors personalities who have had their lives transformed or transformed the lives of others in the literature. The night closes in Largo de São Francisco da Prainha and the party is up to the Coco wheel with Beth of Oshun.

On the last day of Faculty, Sunday (20), the Faculty Park follows with programming geared for children with workshop in honor of Malala, young Afghanistan who faced the violence of the Taliban for their right to study. In the afternoon, the black theatrical performance is the great protagonist. "Black Theaters, a story yet to be written "shows who are the ancestors of the Brazilian black theater and the table" Daughters and sons – A new black theater "presents a mix of discussion and performance with playwrights who are renewing the scene. 15h, will be presented the play "Solano, High Wind African ". In the late afternoon, the table "of black theater Occupation - suddenly, the main-stream "shows that black artists won the boundaries of the ghetto, sample hits as Dona Ivone Lara, Top hat and Elza Soares. To close the program, journalist Flavia Oliveira interview Patricia Hill Collins, one of the formulators of the concept of intersectionality. It shows the evolution of black feminist thought, theme of his classic book, arriving to Brazil almost 30 years after its launch in 1990.

The peripheries of the Literary Festival closes with the now traditional "abraçaço" - inspired by Caetano Veloso music, It proposes that staff, artists and an exciting exchange hug after the last activity. The "abraçaço" this year will be the sound of the sieve of Lia de Itamaracá, Pernambuco music where no one drops the hand of anyone. "This" abraçaço "will have an additional symbolic layer, which is the affection of involving himself SEA ", says Julio Ludemir.

The poetry of force

Highlight of the Faculty and held since 2014, the Poetry Slam Rio is the first and most spoken poetry competition in Latin America. The 6th edition will have as a novelty the fact that their 15 Participants will be black women, both in international as in national battles - an unprecedented scenario in contention. The curator is signed by slammer Roberta Morning Star, primarily responsible for the arrival of the poetry slam to the country. The meeting will bring together competitors from countries such as Brazil, Nigeria, Holland, Scotland, Angola, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Mozambique, United States, Gabon, Áustria, Costa Rica, Portugal and France. The presentation of the battles will also include the presence of the organizers of the Slam of Mines of Rio de Janeiro, one of the main platforms visibility of black women of Rio's periphery.

During the five days of Faculty, the spoken poetry battles are divided between the House and Harbor osilotis the Rio Art Museum, the 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The grand final will be on Sunday (20), no MAR, at 8:0 pm. Admission is free. In addition to the week of activities open to the public, the peripheries of the Literary Festival held throughout the year the Faculty Think, offering training courses for writers. The program has resulted in the publication of 20 books with authors of Rio's suburbs as Ana Paula Lisboa, Yasmin Thayná and Geovani Martins phenomenon, young resident of Rocinha who had the debut book published in more than 10 countries. This year, the activities were dedicate the musician Marcelo Yuka, who died in January this year.

Part of the activities of the Faculty Think, the Narratives Black Lab, a partnership with TV Globo, expanded this year to its area of ​​operation and had no less than 11 of the 34 participants from states São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul.

On Saturday (19), at 4:00 pm, participants speak of the importance of the project in their careers. The initiative aims to train and visualize black men and women writers, what makes the Faculty a platform for the first generation of black writers get out of the ghetto and enter the market, as were the cases of Regina Cléssia, Mariana Jasper and Mark Carvalho.

During the festival the entry exhibitions SEA will be free for all.

The Faculty is presented by Citizenship, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal de Cultura, Municipal Law of Cultural Incentive, ISS Act and the Rio Art Museum. It is sponsored by Ita and Atacadão, through the law to encourage culture, GLOBE, through the Municipal Law to encourage culture – Lei do Iss, It has strategic partnership of Rio Art Museum, support from the Ford Foundation and the Institute Ibirapitanga. Itaú Cultural Partnership, Ministry of Labor and SESC Rj. realization Redemunho, The Institute, Special Secretary of Culture and Ministry of Citizenship and Federal Government – Beloved Fatherland Brazil.

About to FLUP

Over 120 thousand people and 700 national and international authors have participated in the activities of the Literary Festival of Peripheries from 2011, year of its first edition. Before reaching the central part of Rio, in the region of "Little Africa", which encompasses neighborhoods like Gamboa and Health, the festival was held in Rio de Janeiro communities like Morro dos Prazeres, Vicar General, Hose, Babylon and Vidigal - areas traditionally excluded from literary programs. The initiative has already been recognized with the awards "Make a Difference", from 2012, offered by the newspaper O Globo, and Excellence Awards 2016, da London Book Fair. As with all previous editions, this year's program is free.

Literary Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP) 2019
Date: 16 to 20 October 2019
Address: Art Museum of Rio (MAR) - Praça Mauá, Center, Rio de Janeiro
Time: from 14h to 23h30 (Fourth, Thursday and Friday) and from 10 am to 23:30 (saturday and sunday)
Entrance: Free
For more info, visit the Faculty: flup.net.br
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FlupRJ
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