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· October, 2013

Stories about Brazil from October, 2013

Documentary Explores 90s Rap Culture in Sao Paulo

  30 October 2013

Through interviews and archival footage, the documentary “Sabotage Nós” (We Sabotage), available to watch online, presents important moments of Sao Paulo's rap music in the 90s. The film tells the story of the release of the album “Rap é compromisso” (Rap Is Commitment), Sabotage's debut album. Sabotage was an important...

16 Books on Latin American Street Art

  23 October 2013

In Latin America, street art is of major cultural relevance. The region’s traditions of social movements and revolution have allowed the form to give voice to otherwise unheard sectors of the population. Of course, not all street art is politically or socially-oriented in content, but it does often provide insight...

Brazil and Germany Debate ‘Democracy in the Digital Era’

  16 October 2013

Experts and scholars from Germany and Brazil will get together at a symposium to discuss Democracy in the Digital Era [pt] from October 17 to 18, 2013 in Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. The event will be broadcast live via video stream. In the morning of the...

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

  11 October 2013

The Fourth International Congress in Cultural Studies – Colonialisms, Post-colonialisms and Lusophonies has a call for paper submissions open until October 15, 2013 November 15, 2013 [deadline has been extended]: To demystify, to dehierarchize, to establish a policy of difference, to allow a multiplicity of voices, to constitute so many projects of possible modernities/rationalities...

VIDEO: Lend Your Voice to a Dead Poet

  11 October 2013

A project by Brazilian poetry magazine Modo de Usar & Co. [pt] invites poetry lovers from around the world to read out loud their favorite authors and submit the footage of their readings on YouTube. The project is called “Lend your voice to a dead poet”. Most of the poems are in...

Brazil's Cyberculture Has a New Book

  8 October 2013

A new book on cyberactivism and mobilization on social networks, @ Internet e # Rua (The Internet and the Street) [pt] has been launched in Brazil.  The authors, cyber activists and scholars Fabio Malini (@fabiomalini), from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and Henrique Antoun (@antounh), from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, sum...

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