The group actively acts in cultural production, having released the country’s first jongo album in 2001 (Rival BR Award) which had as one of its impacts the popularization of the word “jongo” in the country. In addition to two albums, the group accumulates more than 60 years of presentations, workshops and lectures around the world, from public schools to countries such as Japan, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and the USA. The group also partnered with great MPB stars : Clara Nunes, Beth Carvalho, Xangò da Mangueira, Ivone Lara, Wilson Moreira, Nei Lopes, Mariene de Castro, Nelson Sargento, Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho, Dudu Nobre, Jorge Mautner, Sandra de Sá, Hamilton de Holanda, Pretinho da Serrinha, Teresa Cristina, Dorina, Glória Bonfim, Rita Benedito, Lia de Itamaracá, Ana Costa, Marquinhos de Oswaldo Cruz among others… in addition to having multiple participations in concerts, record recordings and DVDs (Teresa Cristina, Dona Ivone lara, Sandra de Sá etc.).
Another great action to preserve the memory of the jongo is the continuous research and organization of the historical collection of Serrinha (one of the 5 centenary favelas of the city) and the jongueiros that have in Casa do Jongo da Serrinha its permanent museum in addition to an extensive virtual collection accessible to everyone on its website.
The work fronts of the cultural artistic group unfold due to the preservation and dissemination of the heritage of the jongo and its potential to develop society in a sustainable and anti-racist way:
Jongo da Serrinha Museum
Digital Collection and Museum at Jongo da Serrinha Centre
SERRINHA, Madureira favela, is a LIVE and centenary MUSEUM, one of the birthplaces of samba carioca and jongo, one of the oldest community in the city that still preserves an atmosphere of “roça” with its old houses and its green backyards.
“Serrinha’s virtual memory center” is an overview of the nearly 100 years of this favela that is one of the first in the city, a true cultural quilombo in Rio de Janeiro. The research gathers images of residents and researchers focused on the preservation of Jongo, a rhythm “tumbled” by IPHAN in 2005.
Tia Maria do Jongo Collection
Our matriarch Tia Maria do Jongo has acted and worked tirelessly for Rio culture since the foundation of the Serrano Empire in the backyard of her family’s house in the serrinha, the defender of children’s rights in the community to deal with the community and artistic of Jongo da Serrinha. Aunt passed away at the age of 99 one afternoon playing drums on a jongo wheel. We are working on the preservation and digitization of the Tia Collection, heritage of Brazilian culture.
Rede do Jongo e do Caxambu do Rio de Janeiro
The cultural group acts as an articulator of the Jongo and Caxambu Network of the Southeast that brings together more than 50 jongueira communities in the states of Minas, São Paulo and Rio and Espírito Santo. In Rio de Janeiro it is the main articulator of the network that brings together 11 jongueira communities. The actions proposed in the Jongo and Caxambu Network project of Rio de Janeiro result from the accumulation of experience by the jongueira communities, which enables the proposition of successful actions, evaluated by the communities, by partners, and recommended by the opinion that led to the registration of Jongo in the Southeast as a cultural heritage of Brazil as fundamental to safeguarding this good, such as ensuring conditions for maintaining the articulation of networked communities and strengthening community organization processes.
The networking has allowed communities a rich exchange of experiences, the strengthening of community organization processes and the development of actions to safeguard Jongo/Caxambu at the local and regional levels.
The group actively acts in cultural production, having released the country’s first jongo album in 2001 (Rival BR Award) which had as one of its impacts the popularization of the word “jongo” in the country.
Vida ao Jongo
Dedicated to Tia Maria do Jongo, who will make her special appearance at the age of 92, the repertoire has jongo points taken from her “notebook” where she notes her memories. The repertoire is a gathering of bambas of popular music from Rio de Janeiro in honor of the rhythm that was listed by IPHAN (Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage) in 2005 as the first intangible heritage of the southeast region.
Jongo da Serrinha
The first album of the jongo da pais made history, a milestone in the cultural production of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, impossible to calculate the importance of an event that rescued the memory of Afro-descendant culture of slaves who worked on the farms.
Estudio de Criação
Part of a musical education and training project, O jongo da Serrinha invited 8 electronic and contemporary music producers to be inspired by the Jongo.
In addition to two albums, the group accumulates more than 60 years of presentations, workshops and lectures around the world, from public schools to countries such as Japan, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and the USA.
Mamulengos are a type of puppet typical of northeastern Brazil, Pernambuco, recognized by IPHAN as the intangible heritage of the country. With easy adaptation to spaces for presentation, cloths hide manipulators that come to life, voice and movement. Mamulengo, following popular tradition, have been practiced since colonial times in public squares. The Mamulengo depicts everyday situations, usually comical and satire. Jongo Mamulengo therefore brings together two Brazilian intangible assets since Jongo is also, since 2005.
Inspired by the squares and streets as a place of representation and self-presentation and with the strength of Santa Kali Jongo da Serrinha wrote a new jongo and performed in squares and theaters forming wheels with Drums, violins, dancers and the public in a presentation that speak of the beauty and richness of the immaterial.
Tia Maria Rainha do Jongo
The show tells the story of Maria de Lourdes Mendes, the legendary Tia Maria do Jongo. In addition, it shows the mysteries and beauty of Jongo, which gave rise to samba, preserving the art that mixes dance and music throughout its very important tradition.
Vida ao Jongo
Dedicated to Aunt Maria do Jongo, who made her special appearance at the age of 92, the repertoire has jongo points taken from her “notebook” where she notes her memories. The repertoire is a gathering of bambas of popular music in Rio de Janeiro in honor of the rhythm that was listed by IPHAN (Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage) in 2005 as the first intangible heritage of the southeast region.
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