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AfroReggae – From The Favela To The World

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AfroReggae - Barbican

Created in the wake of a brutal police massacre in the early 1990s, AfroReggae turn their socially conscious songs into blistering live performances. In the midst of lawlessness, they use the languages of rap and hip-hop to expose the violence that threatens to crush their community. Their musical militancy is a forceful alternative to the gunfire. In performance as in their everyday actions, they create alternatives for anyone who wants to imagine a society built on justice, respect and security.

For two performances only, AfroReggae brings to the Barbican stage a base-line experience of Brazilian culture: the beat of the favela, the shanty-town sound. Their multi-style performance is a skillful combination of the most vital movements in Brazilian culture, from Tropicalismo to mangue beat, from Paulista rap to samba-reggae, from capoeira to carioca funk. Afro Reggae arrive in London from opening the Rolling Stones concert on Copacabana Beach, and at the Barbican will be joined by UK urban music stars, Estelle and TY.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 03/03/2006

Closing Night: 04/03/2006

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Director - José Junior, co-direcor Johayne Ildefonso

Producer - Presented in association with People’s Palace Productions, Co-produced by barbicanbite06

Set Designer - Art direction Gringo Cardia

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