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Debate “The role of women in traditional art”
Date and Time: Thursday, June 27 2019 at 18h00
Address: Camões - Centro Cultural Português em Maputo, Av. Julius Nyerere no. 720, Maputo
About the event
As part of the 4th edition of the Raiz Festival, a debate on "The Role of Women in Traditional Art" will take place on June 27 at 18h00 in Camões - Portuguese Cultural Center in Maputo.
This debate counts on the participation of the entrepreneurs Paula Cuna, Patrícia Vasco, Carmen Miral and Dilayla Romeu and its main objective is to promote the exchange of knowledge about the state of tradition and art as a whole, science and technology developed through of national and international scientific production in the field of Traditional Music.
The preservation of tradition in the collective memory by women will be the main point of discussion and development during this initiative.
The Raiz Festival aims to promote the cultural diversity rooted in Mozambique and to promote the appreciation, reflection and discussion of the arts around the Mozambican tradition, socio-cultural heritage and its transformations. In addition, it aims to create a network among artists in order to develop creative cultural industries for local and international promotion. The present edition of the Festival Raiz began on May 23 with the exhibition of Ethnographic Films filmed by Margot Dias in the years 1958-61, showing traditional Mozambican instruments. The Festival will continue throughout the month of June.
About Carmen Miral
Carmen Miral was born in the north of Mozambique, Nacala Porto. Graduated in sociology, bachelor in social service, mother, social entrepreneur and hair consultant. She started a movement in 2015, as a result of a gap that it felt should be covered ... to create a space where women and men were not discriminated against (for their race, their hair or choices that were not something equal to the social standard that they are imposed), where we are all free from social patterns or stereotypes. The movement, which is now a company, is called Black Khakhela. Carmen Miral has a beauty salon and currently produces local products for hair and skin, especially for curly hair.
About Dilayla Romeo
Dilayla Romeo is a professional photographer with Mozambican roots, currently living in Maputo. She has a degree in artistic photography from the "Serra i Abella" art and design school in Barcelona, Spain. The purpose of his work is to explore analogies and create a personal point of view on each subject, using people, spaces and colors, developing the relationship between them and the concept that becomes the identity of the human being through visual narratives. She is interested in capturing the beauty of the ordinary in the simple things of life from a conceptual perspective. Dilayla Romeo works as a freelance photographer and collaborates and works for important magazines like LAMONO MAGAZINE (Barcelona) in the areas of fashion, events, phytotherapy, among others. Her latest personal project, called ROOT-IN and supported by Fujifilm, is a photographic project with conceptual content that reflects an approach to the humanitarian work offered by the Khanimambo Foundation in Mozambique and the daily life around this center based on the Xai Xai. She has participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Europe (Spain Germany, Italy).
About Patrícia Vasco
Patrícia Vasco was born in Maputo. From an early age she lived worked fabrics, lines and the like, since her mother, in order to ensure the livelihood of the house, besides working at the Central Bank was also a seamstress. Then came the passion of Patricia for the world of fashion. As her mother was always her greatest reference, she graduated in Banking Management and took her master's degree in Business Management. For five years she worked in a Banking Institution. In the last year, she was the lead author of the credit analysis for small and medium-sized companies, where she acquired enough experience to work in the business career she is currently in. She graduated in dance and for having performed several times as a dancer at Mozambique Fashion Week, she has been living close by with various designers and the idea of creating collections for children was created in Mozambique Fashion Week Kids, with the purpose of, after the parade, donating them to an orphanage.
About Paula Cuna
Paula Cuna was born in Maputo. Graduated in accounting and management, mother of 3 and wife. She was a banking technician for 7 years and was forced to leave this area to stay with her daughter, who was only 1 (one) year old at the time, and diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), and later accompany the companion who was on a service mission in Luanda - Angola. After a few years out of Mozambique, she fell in love with Afro Fashion. She chose Brazil to do his training in Art, Sewing and Accessory Making in 2014. In the same year, together with her mother and brothers, she founded the UZURI CREATIONS which is a SWAHILI word of origin and means BEAUTY. Brand dedicated to the confection of accessories and clothes, with strong bases in African fabrics like capulana. Participated in several events such as International Fairs, National Music and Culture Festivals inside and outside of Mozambique. Through some established Mozambican stylists, the accessories went beyond the borders complementing their coordinates at the Lisbon Fashion Show 2015, Luanda Fashion Week 2015, ModaLisboa and Mozambique Fashion Week '16. Participated in Fashion Week with the African Roots collection. Uzuri Creations won the Best FASHION prize at the International Tourism Fair - FIKANI 2017. Uzuri arrived on the runways of the African Design show '17 in Lisbon and still the biggest festival ever ESSENCE FESTIVAL '17 in the city of Durban.