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(Videos) Alice in the City: Social Sciences, Rap and More

Alice in the City: Social Sciences, Rap and More was a show held on June, 17, 2016, at the Gil Vicente Academic Theatre (TAGV), in Coimbra. This show stems from the yearning of bringing together art and science, interconnecting languages and reasons/emotions typically unmet. Musicians, storytellers, poets, social scientists will stage a challenge of the boundaries between popular culture and high culture, the narratives of the university and the street, the expressions of the periphery and the centre. Rap, slam poetry, funk, kuduro, gypsy music and storytelling will get together in an unpredictable ecology of knowledges.
Social sciences are as valuable as they are limited since they exclude reflections and proposals that do not fit in its narrative logic. Boaventura de Sousa Santos has found in rap and poetry forms of expression that enable the possibility of expressing himself without the limits imposed by academic rules. It’s writing without footnotes. The horizontal and complementary sharing between the narratives of social sciences and art constitute an exercise of ecology of knowledges towards a better understanding of the world allowing a more effective struggle against the exploitation, discrimination and oppression that characterizes it.
Featuring Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Banda Linha Abissal (a CES PhD students musical project),Hezbó MC (rapper, composer), Jackson Soul Jah (rapper), Favela 31 (youth project fusing languages familiar to them, such as kuduro, funk and gypsy music), Carlos Guerra Junior – Mossoró ( PhD student, free-style rapper) José Craveiro and guests (storyteller, master of knowledges and flavours), LBC Soldjah (rapper, linguist, researcher), Mynda Guevara (rapper, one of the many proofs that women hold ground in rap), Mick Mengucci (musician, performer and multimedia engineer), Nuno Piteira (poet, performer, video artist), O Gringo Sou Eu (a project by Frankão, a Brazilian musician e composer, with influences from hip-hop, reggae, Miami Bass and funk carioca),Raquel Lima (author, poet, Poetry Slam movement activist), Raul Alvares (author, poet, Poetry Slam movement activist).

Alice in the City: Social Sciences, Rap and More was a show held on June, 17, 2016, at the Gil Vicente Academic Theatre (TAGV), in Coimbra.
Can see the performances here:
Performance of Slam Poets 1 – Nuno Piteira, Mick Mengucci, Raquel Lima, Raul Alvares

Performance of rappers Hezbó MC, Jackson Soul Jah, LBC Soldjah

Performance of José Craveiro and guests/os

Performance of Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Performance of Frankão (O Gringo sou Eu)

Performance of Favela 31

Performance of Carlos Guerra Junior (Mossoró)

Performance of Mynda Guevara

Performance ofSLam Poets 2 – Raul Alvares (1st intervention), Mick Mengucci (2nd intervention)

Performance of Slam Poets: Nuno Piteira (1st intervention), Raquel Lima (2nd intervention), Mick Mengucci, Nuno Piteira, Raquel Lima e Raul Alvares (3rd intervention)

Performance of Banda Linha Abissal