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HÍBRIDOS World Tour 2017

live cinema ritualistic performances of an experimental-ethnographic study of current day spiritual cults in Brazil with Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon. 

OCTOBER 2017

14 • New York, USA • Imagine Science Film Festival (Híbridos Live)
15 • New York, USA • Rituals at San Damiano Church (Petites Planètes Live Cinema with Laraaji + Alice Coltrane Film Premiere)
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NOVEMBER 2017

11 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • MIMO Festival (Híbridos Live)
19 • Olinda, Brazil • MIMO Festival (Híbridos Live)
22-23 • Amsterdam, Holland • IDFA (Híbridos Live + Feature Film International Premiere)
25-27 • Montevideo, Uruguay • MUFF (Híbridos Live + Feature Film)

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photo from Vincent Moon interview to Italian site Lifegate

DECEMBER 2017

9-14 • Porto Alegre, Brazil • Híbridos Live + Video Installation
15-17 • Houston, USA • Day For Night (Híbridos Live + Video Installation)
20-29 • Tokyo, Kyoto, Sendai, Japan • Híbridos Live in Japan

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HÍBRIDOS in-depth research includes audiovisual recordings for over 60 different ceremonies all around the country for the past 3 years. From Candomblé in Bahia to the new forms of Umbanda in Minas Gerais, from the biggest catholic manifestation in the world in Belém do Pará to indigenous ancestral rituals in Acre the audiovisual collection showcases an incredible array of cultural diversity and constantly evolving ritualistic forms. The project is as well a research into the forms of cinema today, and how to ‘represent the invisible’

It’s been a pleasure for Ticún Brasil to collaborate on several films from this project. Special thanks to marvelous Ticún team: Carol Desoti,  Alex Minkin, Pierre Ajub, Roberta Manaa, Caroline Albaini, Alanna Souto, Tamera Vinhas, Pedro Gualberto, Lidiane Souza, Angélica Nascimento. Daniel Furrer and Léo Melo!

Past Events

September 28, 2017

Tícun Brasil at Pan-American Cultural Symposium at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (240 E 52nd St.), Manhattan

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Brazilian – Cuban Popular Arts Symposium at BEA, New York, September 2017

18h Dr. Domício Coutinho, opening remarks
18h10min Myths and Representations in Umbanda, Yoruba and Conga Traditions, Alex Minkin, Ticún Brasil, Prof Yanna Elsa Brugal, Havana University, Cuba. Mediator Prof. João N. Neto, Columbia University

18h50min History / Capoeira – Presentation by Prof. Luciano A. Tosta, University of Kansas.

19h20min Cordel Literature, Presentation Prof. Mark Curran, Arizona State University
20h Debate with Professors Mark Curran, Arizona University;
Yanna Elsa Brugal, Havana University, Cuba; Luciano Tosta, University of Kansas; Professor Daniel Dawson,
Columbia University; Alex Minkin, Ticún Brasil;
Mediators: Liza Papi and João N. Neto

20h20min Q & A open to the public
20h30min Cocktails

Free Admission

Simpósio Cultural Pan-Americano de Literatura, cinema, música e tradições culturais, de 28 de setembro 2017, Nova York.
Pan American Cultural Symposium on Literature, Film, Music and Cultural Traditions, September 28, 2017, New York.
Mesa Redonda sobre a Cultura Popular Brasileira e os Mitos da América Latina
Local: Biblioteca Brasileira, the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
18h30min – Professor Domicio Coutinho, boas vindas aos convidados.
18h40min – Debate com os professores Mark Curran, Ph.D. Arizona University; Yanna
Elsa Brugal, Ph.D., Havana University, Cuba; Luciano Tosta,Ph.D. University of Kansas;Daniel Dawson, Ph.D. Columbia University; Alex Minkin, fundador da Ticún Brasil; Marcos Antonio Alexandre, Ph.D. New York University.
19h40min – Q & A aberto ao público.
20h – Fechamento com coquetel.

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September 13, 2017
Captured by the Spirit: Reflections on Trance Experience

Steve Dalachinsky, poetry | Aaron Novik, clarinet | Vincent Moon, films |

Asmaa Guedira, words | Konstantine Lunarine, photography

Collective exploration and reflection on the Experience of Trance

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Steve Dalachinsky reads his poetry at Captured by the Spirit event

September 7, 2017

Jewish Spirits in Afro-Brazilian Religions

Forest Hills Library, New York | facebook posters (English/Portuguese)

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Dedicated to Brazilian Independence Day, this multi-media presentation looked at interaction of Jewish and Brazilian cultures through the lenses of  Umbanda, Afro-Brazilian spirit possession religion. While Americans and Europeans drew inspiration from alternative spirituality of India and Tibet, Brazilians found a native mystical blend of Umbanda.  Spirits of Jewish rebels, sages and prostitutes have its particular place in Umbanda mythology: Jewish rebels refuse the oppression of dominant religions,  rabbis invoke mystical forces of Kabbalah, and Polish-Jewish prostitutes offer advice on love affairs in Yiddish. Each of these characters can be traced to a specific wave of Jewish immigration to Brazil: from Portuguese Crypto Jews of 16th and 17th centuries and Moroccan Jewish Amazon rubber boom workers of late 19th century, to Eastern European immigrants of the 20th century.  

The presentation included excerpts from video footage of Umbanda spirit possession ceremonies and Brazilian films with Jewish themes.

May 2017
Equipe de Tícun Brasil visitaram o São Luís e Codó, MA, Brasil nos dias 12 a 21 de maio/2017 para estudar as origens da Umbanda, explorando o Terecô, o Tambor da Mata, Tambor de Mina e as variações locais da Umbanda.

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Latin American Cultural Symposium, November 2016

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Read our article at Sounds and Colours

Also, interview at Katab.asia

November 11, 6.30PM at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts  (240 E 52nd St.)

Presented by Alex Minkin.  Lecture on Ciganos (Gypsy) ceremonies in Brazilian Umbanda religion is based on Ticún’s research in Brazil and includes original ritual videos. 

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Professor Liza Renia Papi, guitarist Tony Romano, president of Brazilian Endowment for the Arts – Dr. Domício Coutinho, tap dancer Felipe Galganni, president of Ticún Brasil – Alex Minkin

Ticún presents: Marcos Campello and Okkyung Lee

August 6th, 2016 | 6.30PM at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts  (240 E 52nd St.)
A member of a leading Rio de Janeiro free-rock band Chinese Cookie Poets Marcos Campello (guitar) performs with one of the most creative free improvisers in New York Okkyung Lee (cello).

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Candomblé in Cannes

May 25th, 2016 | 6.30PM at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (240 E 52nd St.)

Afro-Brazilian spiritual symbolism in Keeper of Promises, Brazilian winner of Palme d’Or in Cannes (1962). Intro talk by Alex Minkin.

Umbanda in Counterculture

April 20th, 2016, 6.30 PM at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts  Details
Ticún present US Priemiere of Yorimatã (Brazil, 2014)

Intro talk by Alex Minkin and Francine Cohen.

During the decades of authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from mid-sixties to mid-eighties many artists and intellectuals, including Luhli and Lucina, joined hippie communities to reinvent society, art and spirituality. This period also coincided with global wave of counterculture and spiritual renewal based on ancient religions. While Americans and Europeans drew inspiration for alternative lifestyles from India and Tibet, Brazilians had native mystical blend of Umbanda. Magic, music, dances and songs of Umbanda allowed its practitioners to escape from hypocrisy of the mainstream and provided tools for spiritual and artistic self-discovery and expression.

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Francine Cohen of Avuá Cachaça opens Umbanda in Counterculture

Inheritance of a Story November 23, 2013, 6.30 PM at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (240 E 52nd St.)

Three New York artists: Anya Roz, Tanya Levina and Yuliya Levit, juxtaposed with poetic prose of Clarice Lispector, mystical Brazilian writer of Jewish-Ukrainian descent.

I keep looking, looking. Trying to understand. Trying to give what I have gone through to someone else, and I don’t know who, but I don’t want to be alone with that experience. – Clarice Lispector November 24th, 2013

Clarice Lispector was born in the same part of Ukraine responsible for the birth of Hasidism and her work was shaped by the same experience of historical rupture and trauma that produced the great Jewish mystics. She became a national icon of Brazil whose face adorned postage stamps. Read more about her in this Tablet magazine article. This show was a multimedia exploration of the tales of strangers in the strange lands – recurrent narratives of Jewish diaspora. Clarice Lispector’s works were recited by renowned avant-garde poet Steve Dalachinsky:


The opening reception also featured a musical performance by an Israeli-American violinist, singer and composer Efrat Shapira. Clarice Lispector

 Ultimate Nomads: History and Music of Sephardic Diaspora

Ticun at Brazilian Endowment

May 7, 2013, 6.30 PM at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (240 E 52nd St.) COJECO’s BluePrint Fellowship alumni joined Ticún Brasil for an evening of cultural exchange: young professionals from Russian-speaking Jewish and South American Jewish communities in New York got to know each other’s history, music, and food. We were joined by the special guest, Gerard Edery (“master of Sephardic song“, The New York Times).

Screening of the documentary on history of converted Jews in Brazil was introduced by Rabbi Mendy Weitman from São Paulo, spiritual leader of The Jewish Latin Center in New York and Alex Minkin, director of Ticún Brasil: On April 12, 2013 the Portuguese parliament passed legislation facilitating the naturalization of descendants of 16th-century Sephardic Jews who fled because of religious persecution. Jews in Portugal were forced to convert and were henceforth known as New Christians or Marrano. As the power and pressure of the Inquisition grew in Portugal, the newly discovered land of Brazil became a favorite destination for Jewish converts to Catholicism, far from the Inquisition. Ultimate Nomads

Jews helped build the sugar industry, roads, bridges, and a basic sewage system  and were a fundamental part of Brazil’s cultural melting pot. In 1636 in Recife on Brazil’s northeastern coast Sephardic Jews opened the first synagogue in the Americas.

With researchers, scholars and members of the Marrano community as guides, this visual journey through exotic Brazil–its sights, sounds and people give the viewer insight into a chapter of history that has been hidden for too long.

The BluePrint Fellowship Alumni Projects are part of the Center Without Walls project of COJECO, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group. logo5  

Panorama of Brazilian Arts

October 19th, 2012 at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts in New York. Ticún Brasil cooperated with Lasar Segall Museum in São Paulo to present overview of Lasar Segall’s paintings. With live performance of guitar virtuoso João Kouyoumdjian, readings from João Cabral de Melo Neto, the greatest figure of the golden age of Brazilian poetry, and paintings by contemporary Brazilian artists Gustavo Braga, Alcinda Saphira, Rene Nascimento, Antonio Oliveira and Marcos Amaro.

João Kouyoumdjian performs at Panorama of Brazilian Art. Photo by Gustavo Braga

Lasar Segall (July 21, 1891 – August 2, 1957) was a Brazilian Jewish painter, engraver and sculptor born in Lithuania who created his own modernist style, which combined Cubism, Futurism, and melancholic Expressionism. Mario de Andrade (1893-1945), a famous Brazilian writer and art critic, wrote about the artist’s work: “L. Segall absorbs the world around him. The faces in his works exude a deep archaic beauty. Whether he painted a meditating Rabbi or an Indian woman, in his hands they became Humankind and the secret embodying it.”

Umbanda in Multimedia

Umbanda in Multimedia

Ticún Brasil’s event Umbanda in Multimedia supported religious freedom with Afro-Brazilian photo exhibit and live performances on September 26, 2012 at FB Gallery of Brazilian art in New York.

Orfeu Negro

Ticún Brasil’s exhibit called Orfeu Negro took place from May 10th to May 13th, 2012 at FB Gallery.

Photo by Alexander Rachkovskiy

The event aimed to promote volunteering in Brazil and raise funds to support after school and day care programs ran by União de Mulheres Pró-melhoramentos da Roupa Suja – Union of Women for the Improvement of Roupa Suja (UMPMRS). See media coverage of the event below: BRAZIL NYC: “The main challenge was not to fall into stereotypes about Rio de Janeiro. Too often, the city is shown as either a paradise in the hills, or a city of contrasts, or a very violent and depressing place. Works that we display at the exhibit this week are distinctive with poetic immediacy and honesty of an insider.” http://brazilnyc.com/photo-exhibit-orfeu-negro-premieres-in-nyc-on-may-10/ Article on Orfeu Negro artist Leo Lima was published at the largest website in Portuguese speaking world (UOL). “I want my photographs to be known as artistic and political. Art for the art sake could be reflective, but lacks the political power of transformation. I’m not neutral, I have my politics and my photography has this bias and critical questioning. These are records of many lives that exist but never shown’ – Leo Lima: http://noticias.uol.com.br/cotidiano/ultimas-noticias/2012/05/16/morador-do-jacarezinho-jovem-fotografo-retrata-realidade-de-favelas-em-exposicoes-no-rio-e-em-ny.htm

Photo by Elena Zavelev

HEEB Magazine: “Orfeu Negro Photography Exhibit reminded me of feelings I’ve had about the Jewish people in general: A little loud and uncomfortable, but very culturally interesting.” http://heebmagazine.com/ticun-brasil-lending-a-hand-to-brazils-jews-who-apparently-exist/36097

Photo by Elena Zavelev

“A mostra está sendo realizada pela Ticún Brasil, uma organização judaica que fornece suporte a voluntários no Brasil, e ensina inglês, arte e fotografia à crianças em favelas e regiões de periferia” http://www.imagensdopovo.org.br/destaques/leo-lima-expoe-em-nova-iorque/

Photo by FB Gallery

 

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