Collection Title: NEPAA-Núcleo de Estudos das Performances Afro-Ameríndias/Zeca Ligiéro collection
Title: Muiraquitã II
Alternate Title: Acriando
Date: 2011
Location: Recorded in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil, in 2011.
Work Type: Documentary
Leo Bremmer, editor.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:19:10
Language: In Portuguese.
Synopsis: Muiraquitã is a lucky amulet, a frog, representing knowledge and fertility in the Amerindian world. It names this project of artistic investigation on the Afro-Amerindian traditions by artist and researcher Zeca Ligiéro. The Muiraquitã II project was awarded the Residência Artística 2010 grant by FUNARTE/MINC. It documents the cultural life surrounding the forests of Acre and its conflicts.Zeca Ligiéro is currently Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State and the curator of Augusto Boal Archive. He coordinates since 1998 the Center for the Study of Afro-Amerindian Performances-NEPAA, which is dedicated to promoting research, dissemination, and exchange with various cultures of African, Indigenous, and other non-hegemonic origin, and to studying their inter-relations within Brazil.
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Contact: Zeca Ligiéro
Zeca Ligiéro
Rua do Oriente 103
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20240-130