Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil until August 17th!Aug 15th 2014
Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ The DuSable Museum of African American History
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints includes nearly 200 works of art by more than 50 artists. Two eminent photographers Adenor Gondim and Antonio Neto have helped work on the exhibition, providing photos and video footage showing festivals, ceremonies and pilgrimages. The exhibition is comprised of three segments that present the history and culture of Northeast Brazil through popular art. The first segment, The Land and Its People, The second segment Expressions of Faith, explores the African-Brazilian religion of Candomble. The third segment, Poetry, Celebration and Song, focuses on folk legends and popular festivals of the Nordestinos (People of the Northeast). Also featured in this segment is Literature de Cordel (Literature on a String), which is a popular form of poetry, retelling stories and legends. These poems are produced by itinerant singing poets who sell their songs in small, inexpensive chapbooks in rural markets and fairs.
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