From Poetry to Music
Orality has always accompanied humanity. Written codes are materialised forms of orality. Orality is in turn the transformation of the silence of our thoughts into spaces of communication and communion. Words have life, and in their rhythms we can also manifest our soul. In this workshop, where we worked mainly with people aged 10 to 19, the focus was on using the spoken word, that everyday tool often devalued because it is commonplace, to create moments of art and dreams. People experimented with various forms of storytelling. Participants learned some orality techniques, transposed into writing techniques, using random words to create cohesive discourses and tell their own stories, to which they added rhythms and music in performative moments where the body also expressed itself. The poetry and music workshop was guided by Marinho Pina (transdisciplinary artist), Cláudia Rocha and Demba Djabaté (musician).
Support PROCULTURA financed by the European Union and co-financed by the Camões Institute and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation