Catégorie: 2.2.1 Carlinhos Brown
Musician, founder of the Museu du Ritmo
Born in Salvador da Bahia, Carlinhos Brown is both singer, drummer and composer. He is one of the creator of the musical genre Samba-reggae as well as the Timbalada band's foundator. In the underprivileged district of "Candeal", where he is born, Carlinhos Brown has created the Pracatum society in order to promote social integration, to build basic infrastructures for the community and to open the music school Pracatum for kids and youth.
«The Centre for Black Music, coming from a cooperation between France and Brazil, is one of the most ambitious projects that Bahia has seen for some years. It is a unique opportunity to be transported to a travel, not only through the history of Black Ethnic Music, but also through the humankind cultural history, using technologic means, but without losing the collective strength's essence.
I believe that these installations are one of the biggest hangovers that we can build for the next generations.
When I think about the Center for Black Music, I see beyond the Museu du Ritmo and beyond both Bahia and Brazil. I see the Center for Black Music as a world cultural heritage site. I believe that prioritising culture is an important step in the process of developing citizenship and peace ».