Favela Sounds

The musical diversity of the slums

Guilherme Tavares da Costa by Romulo Juracy
  • event type:WOMEX 18 Conference Session
  • date:25 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
  • time:11:00 - 18:00
  • city/area:Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • venue:INFECAR
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Guilherme Tavares da Costa (Brazil), founder, Favela Sounds - International Slums' Culture Festival

Favela Sounds is an international slum’s culture festival that takes place in the Capital of Brazil and offers workshops, debates and shows to over 30,000 people annually, occupying the political center of the country. The festival proposes to present the most diverse musical styles of periphery worldwide and its modes of production. This panel draws a current panorama of the Brazilian slums music, a production chain that has displayed ample growth in the last years whose main pieces are the DJs. We want to think about how does the Brazilian favelas music market inspire the traditional music market worldwide and how can production mechanisms withstand adversities. On the other hand, the panel must present what are the main Brazilian slum’s musical styles today and how do these musicians make their exchanges and reach the crowds.