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Alain Calixto Giramundo Puppet – Sings for Kids with Culture

A supporter of Candomblé, the samba singer determined to make an album that will promote the faith to kids after the beginning of her son.
(Photo: Bhitar Vedeti/Prakash)

Aiming to current the variety of Afro-Brazilian tradition, Umbanda gods and oryx, singer and songwriter Alain Calixto launched the kids’s album “Pontinhos de Amor” in October 2021. Almost a 12 months later, this Saturday (17/9) , Aline presents, on the theater of the Centro Cultural Unimed-BH Minas, a present primarily based on data, with the presence of puppets from Grupo Giramundo created particularly for the present.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, the samba singer moved to Belo Horizonte with her mother and father on the age of 6, the place she spent most of her life. “Nobody says Milton Nascimento is from Rio”, Alain jokes. “Although I used to be born there, all my life and my experiences have been right here in Minnesota.”

Although he joined the terreros from his teenage years, the artist solely formally entered an Umbanda home in Lagoa Santa on the age of 26. For the previous two years, he has been a member of the Pi Jacob do Oriente Charity House in Pedreira Prado Lopes.

“I’ve at all times sung samba, which was born in Rio on the Candombal Temple. Samba is black music, and once I discuss faith, I’m speaking in regards to the faith of black folks, of African descent. The two are immediately linked. Even if not clearly, in some unspecified time in the future samba might be surpassed by Afro-Brazilian religions”, he says.

This is the singer’s fifth album, since he debuted in July 2009 with an album that bears his identify and was awarded Album of the Year by the Associação Paulista dos Crticos de Arte (APCA). Since then, Alain Calixto has produced “Flor Morena” (2011), “Meu Jiriguidum” (2015) and “Serpente” (2017), in addition to a reside album celebrating the primary decade of his profession.

“My son was my laboratory. I composed and sang for him and tried to really feel how he interacted with the music. It was great.”

Alain Calixto, singer and songwriter

the son

She says the thought to method Orixas targeted on the universe of Umbanda beings and youngsters arose from the beginning of her son Mel, who’s now 3 years previous. “I’ve been an Umbanda practitioner for 15 years. As quickly as my son was born, I began trying for materials to introduce him to faith. I may discover it in literature and audiovisuals, however in music I may discover nothing”, he commented.

“Besides faith we’re speaking about mythology. We study Norse mythology and Greek mythology, however nearly nothing about African and Afro-Brazilian mythology. Based on this concept, I made a decision to make a file to inform not solely Mel, however different kids a bit little bit of this lovely and huge universe”, he says.

The association and music of “Pontinhos de Amor”, signed by guitarist Thiago Delegdo, have as their spine percussions developed from rhythms present in Candomble Angola, the artist’s lengthy-time companion.

About the album’s lyrics and melody, Alain mentioned: “My son was my laboratory. I composed and sang for him and tried to really feel how he interacted with the music. It was great.”

In this Saturday’s presentation, the samba singer might be accompanied by Jeninha and Francisco, puppets created solely for the Giramundo present. “There are two crucial components of presentation that make the distinction. It’s going to be a really totally different present from something I’ve performed”, says Alain.

“As an artist, I contemplate myself a direct political agent and I believe it is extremely vital to place ourselves within the present second, characterised by many polarities and the proliferation of faux information”

Alain Calixto, singer and songwriter

the data

Singer additionally expressed his intention to current elements of the Umbanda faith to kids at a time of rising non secular intolerance and frequent assaults on beliefs of African origin. “A present like this to sing and be emotional, but in addition, and primarily, to function a device of data about Afro-Brazilian tradition and faith.”

On the 18th, Alain introduced the rally of Luiz Incio Lula da Silva (PT), the candidate for the presidency of the Republic within the 2022 elections, at Praca da Estação within the heart of BH, collectively with journalist Chico Pinheiro.

“As an artist, I contemplate myself a direct political agent and I believe it is crucial to place ourselves within the present second, characterised by many polarities and the unfold of faux information”, says the singer.

“Love Point”

Show by Aline Calixto for kids. This Saturday (17/9), at 17h, within the theater of the Centro Cultural Unimed-BH Minas. Rua da Bahia, 2244, Lourdes. Tickets: R$30 and R$15 (half). More information: (31) 3516-1360

*Intern below the supervision of Editor Silvana Arantes

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