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Indigenous people perform with the USP Symphony Orchestra in a concert that pays homage to indigenous peoples

Indigenous people perform with the USP Symphony Orchestra in a concert that pays homage to indigenous peoples

Comunicação - PRCEU - 04/24/2023

Tha Coral Amba Werá, made by Guarani indigenous, presents along with the Osusp in an exchange with orchestral music. In the break time there will be a talk about the culture of the originary people.

The Symphonic Orchestra os USP (Osusp) presents in the 29 april, saturday, at 4 pm, in the Anfiteatro Camargo Guarnieri, a special event in homage to the Originary People. The concert counts with the participation of the musical group Amba Werá, from the Jaraguá Indigenous Village, in the northern zone of the paulist capital. The entry is free and the tickets cam be acquired with anticipation on the appticket platform. 

The Ambá Werá Coral, headed by Maurício Biguai Poty, is made by 13 people among coralists, dancers and instrumental musicians with activities in and out of the Guarani Village Tekhoa Pyau, The group originated from Villages natives from Paraná and São Paulo city. 

Cópia De Coral Guarani Foto Natália Tupi(3) - Ancestralidade Visual
Amba Wará Coral is composed by Guarani indigenous from the Tekhoa Pyau Village. Photo: Natália Tupi/Ancestralidade Visual

Besides the main presentation, that make part of the series “Concertos na Praça do Relógio – Fantasia e Realidade”, there will be a talk in the break time about the Culture of the Originary People with professor Danilo Silva Guimarães, an indigenous academic with Tikmu’un (Maxakali) ancestry, from the Psychology Institute (IP) and with the professor Soraia Chung Saura, a specialist in pedagogy and human body movement, from the School of Physical Education and Sport (EEFE), both from USP, with the mediation of the professor Marli Quadros Leite from the pro-rector of culture and university extension at USP.

Danilo Guimarães is founding member and coordinator at the Network of Attention to the Indigenous Person at the House of Indigenous Cultures of USP, located in the Butantã Campus. Soraia Saura develops researches related to the body and its intersections with cultural, artistic, leisure, cultural plays and sports, productions with emphasis in the  anthropo-philosophical and the field of studies of the imaginary.

Indigenas Violino Foto Jose Calixto
Indigenous member of Coral Amba Werá concentrated on the violin. Photo José Calixto.


Indigenas Foto Lorena Duarte
Amba Werá is made up of 13 people including choristers, dancers and instrumentalists. Photo Lorena Duarte.

The program, which will be conducted by the maestro Gil Jardim and the videomapping by visual artist Roberta de Carvalho, combines symphonic music with works of igor Stravinsky (Firebird, Suite) Henrique de Curitiba (Sound Poem – Mountain Evocation), Heitor Villa-lobos (Choros n°3) and Cláudio Santoro (Ponteio) with musics from the group Amba Werá: Nhanderu tenonde; Xondaro (mens dance), Nhane Nbarate, Tarangá (women’s dance) and Amba Werá.

According to Jardim, the initiative “seeks to valorize cultural diversity and promote inclusion through art and music.” The maestro further states, “the performance will be an opportunity for the audience to get acquainted with the music of the Guarani people and become aware of the importance of preserving their traditions.”

The selected classical pieces resonate with the tribute to indigenous peoples. Stravinsky’s Firebird, inspired by a Russian folk tale, incorporates elements of fantasy and the supernatural, but also the quest for knowledge and wisdom. The tale narrates the story of a magical bird capable of granting wishes, captured by a prince. Despite its power, the bird is released in exchange for a favor and later helps the prince defeat a wicked sorcerer.

“It is possible to establish a connection between Stravinsky’s Firebird and the purpose of the concert in tribute to indigenous peoples, as both celebrate cultural diversity and the importance of valuing different perspectives and traditions,” Jardim emphasizes.In Henrique de Curitiba’s Sound Poem (Evocation of the Mountains), the sonic environment highlights the mountainous landscape described in the title. Heitor Villa-Lobos composed much of his work based on themes from Brazilian popular culture, and in Choros No. 3, he used a melody typical of the Parecis indigenous people. Ponteio, one of Cláudio Santoro’s most renowned pieces, “features a lyrical theme over a lively and distinctive rhythmic ostinato, re-exposed after a contrasting slow section,” explains the maestro.

The Clock Tower Concerts series aims to integrate different areas of knowledge through music and art. This year’s theme, Fantasy and Reality, explores the connections between the imaginary and the real world.

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Osusp Concert – Homage to Original Peoples

When | April 29, 2023, Saturday, 4 pm
Where | Camargo Guarnieri Amphitheater
Rua do Anfiteatro, 109, Cidade Universitária, Butantã campus – São Paulo
How much | Free
Tickets | https://appticket.com.br/concerto-osusp-povos-originarios

Part of the tickets will be distributed on the day of the event. Osusp suggests that the public donate 1 kilo of non-perishable food.

Indigenous people perform with the USP Symphony Orchestra in a concert that pays homage to indigenous peoples
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