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Oludum

Salvador This is a place of many stories and history ... Made famous in our world by Samba Reggae and how that has transformed the world of street bands across the UK. From the collaboration by Olodum with Paul Simon on the rhythm of the saints album the beat suddenly became the hit for UK street...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 7 May 2013
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last day in Maraba

Early waking, the street cleaners seem to work every day at dawn so Pete and I get up and go for a stroll. The skies are wonderful; all colours of grey and streaked with pink and orange as the sun rises and burns the night away. The river- bank opposite is a silhouette and looks as though it has b...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 6 May 2013
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Sopras Searching for a Piccolo

On Saturday , the sun was hot and we took a taxi to Nova Cidade, another " significant " area of Maraba that looked very much like a shanty town; hot and dusty and the shabby shops closed for the weekend. The purpose of the visit was so Dan could drop of some photos of the project for inclusion in...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 5 May 2013
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Casa da Cultura

This is the surprise extra session where we expect to be working with about 7 teachers in 'foundation'. A regular weekly session led by the pedagogic coordinator when they share and discuss learning. It was agreed yesterday that the morning band would come along so that the sharing that I was to l...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 4 May 2013
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Woke up well

Today is Friday and I need to write about Thursday what happened yesterday?  I have no idea, other than I woke up well, I woke up very well. I remember, a morning of yet more frustration for Pete and Dan, the new big cheese at Cine Marrocs had failed to gather the group of 20 peop...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 3 May 2013
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May Day

It's a public holiday so there was plenty of action on the street until the early hours so sleep was patchy and full of the strangest dreams. Confusion with the workshop schedule meant that the session didn't happen so we quickly changed our plans and our clothes and went for a trip on the river. O...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 2 May 2013
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The heat is intense

At dawn the bin wagon rattles by the window on metal wheels. We're up and dressed and ready for what the day might bring by 7.30am. Plans for the day have changed and Pete's workshop has been postponed. The space is filled by intense conversations with Dan about the politics of the area and his ...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 1 May 2013
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Day ends with rainstorm!

The days start early here. People let their many dogs out at dawn and the barking begins. Across the road from our house lives a very frail old woman and her sons. I think she has dementia, she is without speech yet makes a constant sound 'bap bap bap bap, bap' like a song. She is dressed beautifull...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 30 April 2013
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New track online

So - I have added a track from the new CD to the player and you can download the whole thing for free via the project site - http://riosdeencontro.wordpress.com.... Hope you enjoy it ! ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 29 April 2013
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Day Five

SO this is Day 5 already and it's HOT HOT HOT. It's a steamy Amazonian heat that doesn't compare ever to any kind of weather at home, a gratifying change from the constant cold but presenting different challenges. My hair is in crisis. It is great to be back in this community, the people of...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 28 April 2013
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Amazonia nossa terra

So tonight a great gig to launch this CD created over the last 2 years with young people within this community. It is a key part of a project to stabilise and support a community under threat from the intense industrialisation of the region. Mining, deforestation and dams. We will support tonight,...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 April 2013
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Senses

A morning in Belem that takes me down familiar streets, past colonial mansions in disarray, pavements that are so broken up that there is danger at every moment that you will fall down a hole or crack an ankle. We walk through market streets selling brick a brack, clothes, watches, dvdís and s...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 April 2013
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Belem

and so 3 flights into our journey and we arrive into the humid heat of Belem. Sweat pours off my face after a foray out into the streets to buy cold drinks. We are staying in Mano and Dan's flat on the 11th floor and this is our view. We have made contact with our old musician friend Vinicius a...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 April 2013
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Packing to go

Each day for the last 10 days we have gathered a few more items in our house ready to travel. It is a fascinating time as we start to imagine the next 2 weeks of adventures. The emails from Dan in Maraba now happen every day, the skype message conversations as well (the internet connection is not ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 April 2013
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Cabelo Seco in 5 days

In 5 days we will arrive in the community of Cabelo Seco in the south east of Amazonia to work for 8 days running workshops, playing music and learning from the young people who live there. A favela on the banks of the river where we spent 2 weeks meeting people and playing last year. watch this ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 April 2013
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