The program Papo and Laje continues at Morro Boa Vista in Niterói, metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, in the episode that airs this Thursday (6). Presenter Dani Câmara talks with two cultural organizers, Ludson Areia and Roberta Bonifácio, who have projects to value samba and hip-hop in the slums of the municipality.
The lawyer Roberta Bonifacio, from the collective “Just have principles”, says that the group organizes rhyming battles and cultural circles at Praça do Trevo in Maria Paula, a neighborhood that borders São Gonçalo and Niterói. Young people from 13 years old prepare rhymes in advance to participate in the events, which also have activities such as graffiti and dancing.
“Our dream is to bring the rhyming circles into the school because rhyming is knowledge, they don’t fight without having studied before. And if we add this to the classroom, it will be unbeatable. the public power does not come together, we will do it even if it is in a pilot school”, he said in the program.
Another guest is percussionist Ludson Areia, a resident of the São Lourenço neighborhood. He, who is vice president of the Império de Araribóia samba school, spoke of the importance of engaging the community in the construction of culture. For 14 years, the carnival block that became a samba school has been a reference.
“Culture saves lives. And whoever is talking is a survivor because music was a very strong life experience. Today I have the pleasure of teaching a kid from my community to play. Suddenly he doesn’t become a musician, but if he becomes a guy I’ve already won the game. Culture is very important when it comes from the favela and the periphery, it’s an opportunity like sports”, he said.
The program Papo and Laje is transmitted in Community TV in Rio de Janeirochannel 6 of NET, e no canal do YouTube program, every Thursday at 6pm. As of this season, it is also possible to watch all over Greater São Paulo on the open digital channel of TVTalso on Thursdays, at 20h.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Mariana Pitasse