24

May

19h30

How To Build The Future Today

MODERATOR: GENERAL D

The future began its construction (supposedly) with the April revolution. Unfortunately, over the last four decades, it has undergone successive postponements and so we are urged to speak about it once again.

Unpre­ten­ti­ously, but asser­ti­vely, not com­pa­ti­ble with what is poli­ti­cally cor­rect, soci­ally sha­ring out loud,
but silen­cing the silence that spe­aks. Through the diver­sity of voi­ces and expe­ri­en­ces that intro­duce them,
we intend to con­vene and sti­mu­late a debate that is per­ma­nen­tly adjour­ned or intro­du­ced by other voices.

GENERAL D

Born in Mozam­bi­que in 1971. He found in rap his form of expres­sion and, in 1990, orga­ni­zed the first fes­ti­val of this kind in Por­tu­gal, at Incrí­vel Alma­dense in Almada, an ini­ti­a­tive that inclu­ded the par­ti­ci­pa­tion of vari­ous icons of the Por­tu­guese urban cul­ture of the period such as the Black Com­pany, the Líde­res da Nova Men­sa­gem, or Afri­can Power. A few years later, Gene­ral D became the first nati­o­nal rap­per
to sign a record contract.


CULTURE AND DIVERSITY OR HOW TO PROVIDE A VOICE AND A PLACE TO DIFFERENCE

MANUEL SANTOS

Manuel Luís Dias dos San­tos aka Nelo San­tos was born in Angola in 1971 and lives in Lis­bon. He gra­du­a­ted in Soci­o­logy from ISCTE, and in His­tory from the Ins­ti­tute of Edu­ca­ti­o­nal Sci­en­ces of the Agos­ti­nho Neto Uni­ver­sity and in the Uni­ver­sity Cen­tre of Ben­guela. He was a jour­na­list for fif­teen years with spe­cial inte­rest in the cul­tu­ral area, at Rádio Morena Comercial-Benguela, Emis­sora Pro­vin­cial of Ben­guela, Rádio Naci­o­nal of Angola, among others. He works with non-governmental orga­ni­za­ti­ons and is invol­ved in social, aca­de­mic and cul­tu­ral pro­jects.


CITY, IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY: THE GHETTO IS NOT AN ACCIDENT

LBC

Rap­per and Cape Ver­dean acti­vist, he lives in Cova da Moura, Ama­dora, since 2002. He began wri­ting his first rhy­mes when he was four­teen. Through hip-hop, where is known as L.B.C. Sold­jah (Luta Bu Consegui/Luta Bu Con­quista), he has made a cri­ti­cal analy­sis of soci­ety and uses hip-hop as a tool for awa­re­ness and eman­ci­pa­tion. He inte­gra­tes seve­ral groups of artists and acti­vists such as Nóz Ki Nási Ómi Ki Ta Móri Ómi and Pla­ta­forma Gueto. He has published two works Lágri­mas de San­gue and V2D (Ven­ci­do­riz de difi­cul­da­diz, Des­ti­nadu a vensi).


IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE AN AFRICAN FROM LISBON?

JOACINE KATAR

Born in Guinea-Bissau, she is 32 and lives in Lis­bon. She gra­du­a­ted in Modern and Con­tem­po­rary His­tory at ISCTE and holds a Master’s Degree in Deve­lop­ment Stu­dies. She is cur­ren­tly a doc­to­ral stu­dent in Afri­can Stu­dies at Ins­ti­tuto Uni­ver­si­tá­rio of Lis­bon. The inves­ti­ga­ti­ons she has deve­lo­ped mainly address gen­der rela­ti­onship issues, deve­lop­ment, the State, poli­tics and power in Guinea-Bissau. She has par­ti­ci­pa­ted in pro­jects and ini­ti­a­ti­ves in seve­ral areas, along­side aca­de­mic acti­vi­ties and socio-cultural intervention.