Sound installation

• Fri 29 09 – Sun 17 12 2023 •
kaɦ.na.vˈaw Spirituality, Economy and Politics




The sound installation kaɦ.na.vˈaw | Spirituality, Economy and Politics and multiple accompanying in the ADKDW Studio give us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the dimensions of politics, economy and spirituality of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro through music and video contributions. Musical, visual and artistic elements, as well as the results of the carnival workshops, such as banners, costumes and puppets, are woven into an installation. The installation will be supplemented by film screenings, talks and listening sessions.

Opening: Fri 29 09 | 7pm
Running date: 30 09 - 17 12
Opening times:
Until 17 11: Fri 2-7pm
From December: Sat & Sun 2-7pm
ADKDW Studio, Herwarthsstraße 3, 50672 Cologne

kaɦ.na.vˈaw: Spirituality, Economy and Politics, 2023
Interviews with: Deli Monteiro, Flavia Oliveira, Kiko Horta, Lazir Sinval, Luís Filipe de Lima, Luiz Antonio Simas, Master Mangueirinha, Muniz Sodré, Quininho da Serrinha, Ya Wanda Araujo
Audiovisual content produced by: Sintropy
Director: Tuany Zanini
Director of photography and camera operator: Chico Brum
Translation and transcription: Nilen Cohen

Flávia Oliveira – Journalist, commentator on GloboNews, columnist on O Globo and host on the Globo Group's CBN radio station. She is the host of the podcast Angu de Grilo together with her daughter and journalist Isabela Reis.

Yá Wanda d'Omolu

Wanda Araújo (Yá Wanda d'Omolu) – Yalorixá priestess, coordinator of the Ylê Asè Egi Omim center. A black activist, educator and journalist, Wanda Araújo has worked in community schools and Afro-cultural groups since the 1980s. She has organized and contributed to several educational projects for homeless children and adolescents. Since 2000, she has coordinated the Cultural Center of Afro-Brazilian Traditions Ylê Asè Egi Omim in Santa Teresa. In recent years, Wanda Araújo has been researching corporeality and memory in candomblé, with a special focus on the issues of the ancestral feminine in cultures of Afro-centered matrices and their diasporic processes.

Projeção Boitatá

Kiko Horta – Accordionist, pianist, composer and arranger. Considered a key figure of Brazil's new generation of instrumental musicians, Kiko Horta’s career unfolds in authorial works, recordings and shows with artists such as Edu Lobo, Martinho da Vila, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Mart'nália, among others. He has worked as a producer and researcher on projects such as Mangueira: Sambas de Terreiro e outros Sambas (General Archive of the City of Rio de Janeiro), Xangô da Mangueira (Petrobras) and Mário Lago – 100 anos. He is the musical director of Cordão do Boitatá, with whom he has for 17 years held the Multicultural Ball of Praça XV, open to thousands of people. Since 2015, he has been teaching at Casa do Choro and Escola Portátil de Música.

Luiz Antonio Simas – Teacher, historian and writer of more than thirty books published on Brazilian popular cultures. In 2016, he won the Jabuti Award, the most prestigious book award in Brazil, in the non-fiction book of the year category.

Muniz Sodré

Muniz Sodré – Emeritus professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), visiting professor at several universities in Brazil and abroad, and the former president of the National Library and columnist of Folha de São Paulo. Recent books include: A Sociedade Incivil (The Uncivil Society) and O Fascismo da Cor (The Fascism of Color).

Quininho da Serrinha – At the age of 10, Quininho da Serrinha started his career in percussion at the Império Serrano samba school in Madureira, Rio de Janeiro, also known as the cradle of his origins in Serrinha. At the Lorenzo Fernandez school, he studied musical perception and harmony before joining popular singer Seu Jorge’s band and participating in a number of shows in Brazil and abroad between 2011 and 2015. During his career, he shared the stage with several icons of Brazilian music including Leila Pinheiro, Ana Costa, Pretinho da Serrinha, Diney, Marcelo D2, Jorge Aragão, Caetano Veloso, Zeca Pagodinho, and many more. Since teaching is also learning, Quininho also works as a percussion teacher.

Mestre Mangueirinha

Master Mangueirinha – Carlos Henrique S. Vicente, Master Mangueirinha, was born in Vila Isabel, a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood known as the birthplace of Rio's samba. A music instructor and musician, he works as a drum master at Cordão do Boitatá and as a percussion teacher at the Favela Brass Institute. He graduated from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music – University Center in music and currently works as a percussionist at Samba Independente dos Bons Costumes, the orchestra at Cordão do Boitatá, samba encounters and workshops at Balança Mas Não Cai, as the drum director of G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel and G.R.C.E.S.M Herdeiros da Vila and as a drums section coordinator and teaching children and adolescents with and without disabilities at the Tim Institute.

Luis Filipe de Lima

Luís Filipe de Lima – Guitarist, arranger, composer and music producer. Also a journalist, researcher and writer, he holds a doctorate and a master's degree in Communication and Culture from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He developed and directed 15 series of shows for the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, as well as cycles dedicated to the centenary of samba, seven-string guitars, samba de breque and partido-alto. In 2017, he won the Brazilian Music Award for best samba album with his production of Samba original, an album by singer Pedro Miranda. As a guitarist, he is featured on both records by Dona Ivone Lara, Gal Costa, Martinho da Vila, among many others. Since 2007, he has been a judge on Estandarte de Ouro (Golden Banner), an award granted by the newspaper O Globo to Rio's samba schools. He is a musical director as well as film track (Noel Rosa, o poeta da Vila) and theater (Sassaricando, Bilac vê estrelas) author.

Lazir Sinval

Lazir Sinval – Singer, composer, writer, sambista and jongueira, Lazir Sinval is the artistic coordinator of Jongo da Serrinha and a member of the band Razões Africanas. At Serrinha, she is part of the Oliveira Family and the grand-niece of Tia Maria do Jongo, Tia Eulália, Sebastião de Oliveira (Seu Molequinho) and João Gradim, the founders of the Império Serrano samba school.

Deli Monteiro – Current matriarch and the successor of the late Tia Maria do Jongo, founder of Império Serrano and Jongo da Serrinha. She is the granddaughter of Vovó Maria Joana as well as the daughter of Eva Emely and the niece and goddaughter of Mestre Darcy do Jongo. This is how Jongo da Serrinha makes its way around the world, being passed from hand to hand and making history – a true cultural heritage.

© S. Mesquita (1-4)

In cooperation with the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the Centre for International Cultural Education of the Goethe-Institut Bonn.

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