Some of Brazil’s leading street artists are coming to London for Joga Bola! a free cultural festival featuring music, film, theatre and, yes, football
Joga Bola! is at Rich Mix in London’s Shoreditch from June 12 to July 13. Brazilian label Mais Um Discos and Latin music promoters Movimientos have teamed up with the venue to put together a line-up of DJs and contemporary Brazilian music including Gilles Peterson, São Paulo’s Tulipa, ‘post-tropical populists’ (whatever that means) Graveola and DJ/producer Maga Bo. Every match from the World Cup will be screened for free on a 20 foot screen with live Brazilian music/DJs before and after to create ‘a carnival atmosphere’.
Website Sounds and Colours and filmmakers Alborada and Bantam Films will present a series of screenings on Brazilian street culture. There will also be the Amazonian Film Festival presenting independent cinema from the thriving Brazilian Amazonian scene plus a feature about new Rio-dance craze Passinho and Cadência, an intimate picture of Brazilian football.
In addition, street art aficionado Tristan Manco has programmed a celebration of Brazilian street art (as well as designing the logo and promotional material for the festival). Daniel Melim and the SHN Collective (see above) will be creating a permanent mural in the main space at Rich Mix as well as an installation in the mezzanine space created from hundreds of silkscreen posters featuring graphic icons combined with stencil art. There will also be DIY art workshops other ad-hoc art ‘occupations’ around the venue.
From a Daniel Melim workshop in São Paulo
Full details of the programme here