In the International Year of Indigenous Languages, Tomorrow Museum launches "Living Time - Indigenous Matrix"

With the theme "Ecology of languages", program will have musical activity, read excerpts from "The fall of the sky", David Kopenawa and Bruce Albert, with the participation of Camila Pitanga and other guests, and Reading Club on the work

In the International Year of Indigenous Languages, celebrated by UNESCO in this 2019, Tomorrow Museum promotes another edition of Experiences program Time, this time launching its Indigenous Matrix. With the theme "Ecology of languages", a proposal for recognition and appreciation of the language and the indigenous language, and all the stories, traditions and memories they bring itself, the activities take place in the days 28 August, 15h to 18h, and September 1, from 17h to 19h.


On 28, for "Amazing find Mawai", the music will be the starting point to access areas of the city and the forest, encouraging the exchange of experiences between people. The activity promotes convergence between the sounds of contemporary urban music and indigenous music Huni Kuin with Txaná Ikakuru and Batani Huni Kuin, accompanied by musicians Bruno Di Lullo and Rafael Rocha. The program is part of a project that facilitates this dialogue and music will be complemented by a chat on the paths between languages ​​and languages.

On Sunday, September 1, the public can follow the artistic intervention “other people”, Mary Borba and Bruno Siniscalchi. With scenic resources and sound ambiance consisting of Stephen Casé, the Anapuaka Tupinambá guests, co-founder of Radio Yandê, the first web native country radio; the actress Camila Pitanga and Eliana Sousa Silva, Director of Development Networks Tide, will read excerpts from the book "The fall from the sky", David Kopenawa and Bruce Albert. The idea is to propose that the number of different voices transform the Museum of Tomorrow in sounding the words of the Yanomami shaman. In this sense, the activity meets the author's original motivation: that his account to reach the ear of many people as possible. The reading will be followed by a round of conversation on the subject.

The book "The fall of the sky" will also be discussed at the Reading Club of the Museum of Tomorrow, on 21 September, from 10:30. The book is a relato the Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa, which presents the ontological imagination and political trajectory of your group from your life story, in a series of conversations (occurred over 30 years) translated and organized by the French anthropologist Bruce Albert, having as crucial events the encounter with the white man and its consequences. Along the way, we are faced not only with what David tells about himself and his own people, but, and mainly, with his perspective on the white man.

Currently, according to UNESCO, there are around 6 to 7 thousand languages ​​in the world. About of 97% the world's population speaks only 4% these languages, and just 3% people in the world speak 96% of all existing languages. The vast majority of these languages, Spoken mainly by indigenous peoples, They are disappearing at an alarming rate.

The activities in the two-day event are free, by inscriptions on the site. Subject to capacity.


28/08 – Show musical: 15:00 to 16:00; followed by discussion of the wheel 16:00 to 18:00 with Txaná of ​​high wood Kuin, Batani Huni Like, Bruno Di Lullo and Rafael Rocha. Local: Lounge.

01/09 - Artistic Intervention featuring Krenak followed by conversation circle. The 17:00 to 19:00. Local: itemsd.

Experiences Time - Indigenous Matrix. Ecology of Languages.
Day: 28 August, 1 and 21 September
Time: 28: 15h to 6:00 pm / 1º: 17h to 7:00 pm / 21: 10H30 at 12:00
Local: 28: Lounge / 1º: atrium / 21: Observatory Tomorrow



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The Time Experiences program was conceived by the Museum of Tomorrow to address the different possibilities of comprehension of Brazilian culture and, particularly, of Rio, from the way we experience and explore the time in our daily lives. Due to the ethnic-historical amalgam of country, marked by the coexistence of indigenous, enslaved Africans, Portuguese and immigrants from all over the world, reflect on the ways of living temporalize has a special meaning. The programmatic research line called Experiences Time seeks to bring to the public debate and understanding this wealth of existential possibilities that many Brasilidades that we allow us to explore.

The idea of ​​the Time Experiences program arose from the very location of the Museum of Tomorrow in the port area, place marked by historic sites such as the Valongo wharf, port of arrival of thousands of enslaved Africans to the country and recognized by UNESCO as world heritage, and part of the Guanabara Bay, in whose surroundings lived several indigenous tribes. In its first activities, the Experiences included the African roots, which then unfolded in other museum schedules. Now, It is launching its Indian mother.

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The ways of conceiving and experiencing time is an essential element present in all cultures - albeit in different ways. The main objective of the program is so is to recognize that, though we are under the hegemony of a chronological time, there in our concrete lives of Rio citizens such other time dimensions that we all share. If we think of Valongo wharf of stones, we understand that there is a time there that is not our. Marked, including, the attempted burial. If we buries African tradition, in an attempt to bury slavery along with that, the indigenous tradition is a spectrum that. Deeper, older, corn evanescent. However, all of us, if you look at the map, or are tupinambás or tupiniquins or temiminós or tamoios. We are all of these tribes. Our geographies, our neighborhoods, water sources, all this is part of our training, although we not learn this in school.

The investigation of possible new forms of experience of time – new rhythms, cadences, movements – associates, in fact, the recognition that although the Museum of Tomorrow aims to explore possibilities of future scenarios, its foundations are encontam deeply rooted in the historical heart of the city and the country.

Tomorrow Museum is a cultural institution of the Municipal Secretariat of Culture of Rio de Janeiro, under management Development and Management Institute (IDG).

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