In partnership with Globonews, interview brings philosophical and artistic reflections of the singer about the pandemic and human relations with nature
Gilberto Gil's music has become a symbol of several generations. From inspiration in Brazilian roots to connections with Africa, Gil's cultural and political influence spills over borders and represents the possibility of looking at Brazil through historical relations with multiple cultures and, why not, as articulations to rethink future scenarios for society. If Gil drinks from different shades to make his art, how can we be inspired by his work and speech to reflect on what paths we can take during and after these uncertain pandemic times?
In a partnership with Globonews, the Museum of Tomorrow shows an unprecedented interview with the singer and composer Gilberto Gil in the weekly program “Amanhãs aqui e agora”, next friday, às 17h, on the museum's YouTube channel. In the conversation, Gil took a plunge into his work and philosophical thinking to explain how he is seeing and living the social isolation caused by the coronavirus and spoke about the challenges of technology-mediated relationships. He revealed that he cried a lot for the deaths caused by the pandemic, but stated that, although it seems that we are heading towards the abyss, “We are building the brakes”. According to him, young people will teach us how to face new challenges. The Bahian artist also said that his song “Walking with faith” sums up his vision of the current moment.
“A song like this manages to inhabit the popular heart and speaks of this simultaneity that we are experiencing, the apparent contradictions between right and wrong, day and night, far and near, the divine and the human. It has only one motto: a boy walking down the road, but it reveals the varied singing of the people in Brazil and in the world. It is popular music elevated to the category of economic power, based on a breath: walk with faith I will, faith doesn't usually go. It's the life that goes on, continue with dramas and with faith ”, resume Gil, in an optimistic tone.
The interview was mediated by journalist Cristina Aragão and presented by Ricardo Piquet, president of IDG - Institute for Development and Management, responsible for managing the Museum of Tomorrow. The “Amanhãs Aqui e Agora” program was created by the cultural equipment in April to promote debates about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in several areas of knowledge. Names like Lenine have already participated in the dialogues, Benilton Bezerra, Mirian Goldenberg, Sergio Besserman, among others.
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About the Museum of tomorrow
The Museum of Tomorrow is a museum of applied sciences that explores the opportunities and challenges that humanity will have to face in the coming decades from the perspectives of sustainability and coexistence. Opened in December 2015 by the City Hall of Rio, the Museum of Tomorrow is a cultural equipment of the Municipal Secretary of Culture, operating under the management of the Institute for Development and Management (IDG). successful example of partnership between government and the private sector, Tomorrow Museum has received over 4 million visitors since opening. With Banco Santander as its main sponsor, Shell as sponsor and a wide network of sponsors that includes companies like IBM, Engie, American stores, Grupo Globo and Renner, the museum was originally designed by the Roberto Marinho Foundation.
IDG - Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Gestão is a non-profit organization specialized in managing public cultural centers and environmental programs and also works in consultancy for private companies and in the execution or development of cultural and environmental projects.. Currently accounts for managing the Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, Paço do Frevo, in Recife, as operational manager of the Atlantic Forest Fund and as a director of conservation actions and consolidation of the archaeological site of the Valongo wharf, in the port area of Rio de Janeiro. Find out more www.idg.org.br
About the Museum of Tomorrow and the UN ODS
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) created Agenda 2030 with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), that must be implemented by all countries of the world to 2030. With the pillars of sustainability and coexistence, Tomorrow Museum is committed to the realization of this agenda, providing for eradicating poverty and hunger; protect the planet from degradation through sustainable consumption and production; ensure prosperous life and personal fulfillment of people through economic progress, social and technological, in harmony with nature; and promote peace. To learn more about each ODS, visit the UN website: nacoesunidas.org/pos2015/agenda2030.