Addia Furtado, an actress and percussionist, develops her percussive research on the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian culture and traditional rhythms from West African countries, a region of the ancient Mandingo Empire, having already taken courses with african masters: Sekouba Oulare, Babara Bangoura, Fode Bangoura, Bolokada Conde, among others. Also trained as an actress and producer since 2003.
She is currently part of the african dance and percussion group Abayomi and the group formed by women La Clínica, which mixes percussion and African and Afro Brazilian dance with several performative elements with the woman as protagonist.
Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice
In honor of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary and GivingTuesday, Playing For Change and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are thrilled to announce Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice, produced by Playing For Change and Blackbird Presents, exclusively on Facebook Live for 48 hours. The event will then be streamed on […]
Mark Johnson Joins the United Nation’s “What’s Next” Conversation
What are the impacts and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of African descent and their communities? On Thursday 23 July, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was joined by government and civil society leaders and other experts to discuss this question in the latest Nairobi Commitments/ICPD25: What’s Next? Global Thought Leadership Conversation. Participants reflected […]