Grants and residencies

Research and art

Doctor Sivanesan Sumugan

31300 €

Baracca do Sound System

Tieteellinen tutkimus ja taiteellinen työ / niihin pohjautuva työ | Yksivuotinen

‘Baracca do Sound System’ is a public radio shack: a portable recording studio and a bicycle-mounted public radio intervention. The project will research and publishing on local—often migrant—rhythm cultures. Over a series of workshops, Baracca do Sound System will produce music to be made available for voicing, ‘versioning’ and remixing. It will engage with local rappers, singers, poets, (oral) historians, citizen journalists, community spokespersons, DJs and musicians to produce freestyle live radio, experimental audio essays, interviews and site-specific commentary. The Baracca will culminate as a series of live public radio interventions. Podcasts and audio bundles will be made available online. Baraccas are informal shack bars that can be found on the beaches of Rio. Often fitted out with powerful sound systems to attract patrons, they effectively broadcast suppressed histories documented as popular music. Baracca do Sound System emphasises the capacity of radio to produce (counter) publics and music as a record of social struggles and histories.