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.
“The global unity in the Playing For Change concept is phenomenal. Collaboration in music is everything and this is the epitome of that.” – Robbie Robertson The Weight In honor of it’s 50th anniversary, Playing For Change has partnered with Cambria® to bring you The Weight, our newest Song Around The World, featuring Robbie Robertson of The Band. […]
Playing For Change has been recognized as a Best For The World honoree in the following categories: Overall, Changemakers and Community. This annual honor is given to Certified B Corps that rank in the top 10% for their positive societal and environmental impact. “We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer […]