BEMAC at QMC presents Singout Sista: Meninas da Lua
10 Dec 2016 | Saturday 7:30pm to 9:00pm
This is the place where the feminine mystery of the moon meets the power and energy of mother earth. This is a flare of flaming colour on the breath of women’s voices raised up in song, leaping along the transcendent rhythms of Afro-Brazilian percussion.
On 10 December Brisbane audiences will have the opportunity to be swept up in the vibrant, high-spirited celebration of movement and song by this 12 piece feminine percussion, vocal and dance collective that pays homage to the deep roots of Afro-Brazilian culture and transcends cultural and geographical borders.
With their roots in Byron Bay, Meninas da Lua (Moon Girls) pay homage to the traditional African-infused rhythms of the music from the north-east of Brazil like the Coco, Maracatu, Afoxe and Samba Reggae. Featuring the powerful, earthy voice of Priscilla Rios, Meninas da Lua invoke the spirit of Afro-Brazilian culture through their joyous singing, high-energy dancing and exotic poly-rhythmic, trance-inducing rhythms beaten out on an array of drums, on triangles, shakers and agogo bells.
Through their authentic performances of traditional folkloric dances like the Coco – originally a dance performed by runaway slaves in their Kilombo villages whereby the women would wear wooden sandals and perform a feverish dance to pound the earthen floors of their huts – Meninas da Lua bring meaning and connection to this rich culture that holds power for transformation, respect, unity, love and generosity.
Brazilian inspired food will be available from the BEMAC Kitchen.