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Ligia Jardim
A collective creation by TREME TERRA inspired
on the orishas mythology, composed by
choreographies and music that dialogue with this
universe and build pictures of the African diaspora
and its influences over other cultures found on
the metropolis. The point is not to recreate on
the stage the traditional terreiro as it is on its
sacred rituals, but to make a reinterpretation
of this manifestation, a kaleidoscope of the
Afro-Brazilian culture, the orishas mythology,
its chants and movements. TERREIRO URBANO
features QUINTETO ABANÃ as a special guest,
enriching the musical repertoire with lyric
chants and classical music arrangements that
dialogue with the rhythmic musicality of TREME
TERRA drums. This language fusion creates new
sounds, new compositions and rescues public
domain songs from popular manifestations from
the traditional terreiros. TERREIRO URBANO is
based on the symbolic representation of a xire
(a traditional rite from the candomble religion,
a sequence of dances and chants that hails all
the orishas, starting on eshu and ending on
oshala), a comtemporary reinterpretation of this
rite that aims to get a privileged way to express
and communicate the body and sound languages
dialoguing with some urban elements.
The orishas rhythms include ijexá, congo, barra-vento,
alujá, batá, ilú, adarrun among others. Willing to
investigate the traditional terreiro on its urban context,
the music includes Brazilian songs, some of them sang
on the Yorubá dialect, and others concerning political and
social issues, building authoral tracks played on traditional
drums (conga drums, agogô, shekere, adjá, berimbau and
bass drums), instruments made out of junk (metal drums,
conduits, metal plates and bottles), conventional music
instruments (flute, violoncello, acoustic guitar and violin)
and eletronic instruments (keyboard and pedal) that
dialogue with lyric and folk chants.
Ronaldo Alves
The spectacle sound tracks are mainly percussive,
produced by suites of instruments playing bassy, mid
and high tones, rhythms recovered from Brazilian folk
manifestations, traditional orisha-specific beats overlaid
by melodic, harmonic and eletronic instruments building
peculiar contemporary arrangements blending the
traditional terreiros music with modern urban music and
classical music.
Ronaldo Alves
The music has an essential role on the development of
the script, a thread that permeates all the scenes, linking
every choreography and depicturing each one of the
orishas worshiped in Brazil. Authoral and public domain
songs and arrangements relate directly to each one of
the dance moves, at times as a figurant, at times with a
leading role on the development of the story.
In 2010, the group gathered its research and produced its first authoral piece called
Cultura de Resistência (Culture of Resistance): a multimidia album composed by
16 authoral and public domain songs that featured some proeminent Brazilian
guest artists such as Nasi, Gaspar Z’África Brasil, Dinho Nascimento, Toninho
Carrasqueira and Caxeiras do Divino da Família Menezes. The album also features
a 16 minutes documentary (DVD) that discusses the survival of the traditional
popular culture against the mass consumer market. All the songs as well as the
documentary are freely avaliable for listen, watch and download on the website:
André Sumida
Ronaldo Alves
The groups’s artistic production is much founded on the fusion of the traditional folk
culture rhythms (songs from Brazilian manifestations with African and indigenous
matrix) and urban musical rhythms playing along with dance moves inspired on the
orishas mythology, depicturing sounds and images of the African diaspora and its
influences over the other cultural aspects found on São Paulo metropolis. Using
recycled material, metal drums, conduits and scrap, TREME TERRA develops a sound
research of peculiar tones extracted from objects generated by the city added to
conventional acoustic music instruments (bass drums, congas, berimbaus, acoustic
guitar, bass guitar, among other) composing afrocontemporary tracks based on
regional rhythms (ijexá, congo, barra-vento, samba reggae, jongo, soli, baô) mixed
with funk, hip-hop etc.
André Sumida
Founded in 2006 at Morro Do Querosene — a neighborhood in São Paulo known
for its strong cultural tradition of block parties and capoeira circles — TREME
TERRA has since then been working for the acknowledgment and spread of the AfroBrazilian culture. At its headquarters, now located at Rio Pequeno, a neighborhood
on São Paulo’s outskirts, the group offers free artistic formation workshops for
young people from the local community. From the participants of these activities
it’s created a music and dance company: an artistic production site, a democratic
socio-cultural exchange enviroment.
Special guest: QUINTETO ABANÃ
Ballerinas: Ana Landim, Bruna Braga, Bruna Maria, Lígia Nicácio,
Jaciara Ferreira, Mariana Franco and Tainá Mendes
Musicians: Adonai Agni, Cassio Martins, Daniel Laino, Douglas Lima,
Eduardo Jazzman, Giovani Di Ganzá, Hercules Laino, João
Nascimento, Juliana Carvalho, Junior Santiago, Luciano
Virgilio, Negravat and Renato Antunes
General and musical direction: João Nascimento
Choreographic direction: Mestre Pitanga
Vocal direction: Negravat
Scenery design: Julio Dojcsar
Costume design: Lígia Nicácio and Vana Marcondes
Lighting design: Wagner Marzolla
Sound engineer: Cauê Alves
Production: Alexandre Alves, Adonai Agni and Daniel Laino
Communication: Allan dos Reis e Ronaldo Alves
Body preparation: Mestre Pitanga
Body preparation assistant: Lígia Nicácio
Musical preparation: Giovani Di Ganzá, João Nascimento e Pixú Flores
André Sumida
Percussion workshops: Daniel Laino, Hércules Laino e Juliana Carvalho
Afro-Brazilian dance workshops: Bruna Braga
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