From the Favela to the World

28 - 29 June 2007 / 20:00

£7 12 16 21 26

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Directed by José Junior
Co-directed by Johayne Ildefonso
Art direction by Gringo Cardia


Presented in association with People’s Palace Projects

With support from Queen Mary, University of London

Co-produced by barbicanbite06

Created in the wake of a brutal police massacre in the early 1990s, AfroReggae turn their socially conscious songs into blistering live performances. Their musical militancy is a forceful alternative to gunfire. Following sell out performances in bite06, AfroReggae return for two nights only.  


From the Favela to the World brings to the Barbican stage a base-line experience of Brazilian culture: the beat of the favela, the shanty-town sound. Their multi-style performance is a skilful combination of the most vital movements in Brazilian culture, from Tropicalismo to mangue beat, from Paulista rap to samba-reggae, from capoeira to carioca funk 

Performance time: 20:00
Running time: 105 mins / no interval

Post Show Talk 28 June

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