PANORAMA DO CHORO (BRAZIL)
A weekend of music, film, visual arts and feasting, exploring the thrills and challenges of sharing space in a changing world.
Family friendly, free and affordable events, with headline performance from Panorama do Choro (Brazil), arts interventions curated by Darryl Georgiou, and film screenings by Stickleback Productions.
Darryl Georgiou is an interdisciplinary artist, exhibiting internationally and working across a range of media. His artwork is held in both national and international collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens/New York.
Georgiou is interested in the tension between truth and fiction, reality and invention, history and memory. His architectonic practice combines conceptual complexity and playfulness. Often merging inherently flawed systems and doubtful philosophical propositions with the seemingly objective experience of the archive.
Through his array of interlinked projects Georgiou questions how information becomes authoritative and explores the way that we map and classify the world in order to understand it. https://darrylgeorgiou.wordpress.com/
Stickleback Productions is led by Brendan O’Neill – an award winning filmmaker whose commitment to high production values and talents as an activist within Birmingham’s film community are complemented by a profound sensitivity to the human condition. In opening up Moseley School of Art’s long underused theatre space to film-goers of all ages, Brendan’s programme explores relevant issues around ethnic tensions and tolerance, civil rights, social justice and self-determination.
Panorama do Choro is a project gathering over 50 composers from the vibrant musical scene in São Paulo. Originating from 19th century Brazil, Choro – meaning ‘to weep’ – is a traditional instrumental music considered as the precursor to bossa nova. Choro emerged on Brazil’s urban dancefloors, from the mingling of European classical music, African and Native Brazilian rhythms. It’s a wonderful outcome of the kind of pluricultural encounters that shared spaces can generate. This group is composed of clarinet, saxophone, flute, guitar, cavaquinho, pandeiro and percussion.
23 July at 10am to 24 July at 18pm
Moseley School of Art (Balsall Heath)
496 Moseley Road