Episode 16: Negra Bossa Nova (Black Bossa Nova)
Bossa nova is Blacker than you might think. At the premiere of the new season, Alaíde Costa tells her story: from the first steps of bossa nova to the partnership with Emicida, carrying feeling in each recording. An intimate way of singing that also guided the career of Vanessa da Mata, who since she was a child already knew that she would sing for thousands.
Episode 17: Brasileirões (Big Brazilians)
The greatest gymnast in the history of Brazil literally sambou (to the sound of “Brasileirinhos”) in the face of those who until today defend the racist myth that Black people are only good at sports of strength and speed. The victorious trajectory of Daiane dos Santos inspired the talented Angelo Assumpção, today a symbol of the fight against racism in sport.
Episode 18: O maior escritor brasileiro (Brazil’s greatest writer)
How old were you when you discovered that Machado de Assis was Black? In the third episode, the history of the most brilliant Brazilian intellectual of the 19th century. And also Cidinha da Silva, the award-winning writer who, as a child, used the entire vocabulary of Machado’s works to write “taciturn” as easily as she wrote “sad”.
Episode 19: O mar como palco de luta (The sea as a stage fight)
It was by sea that our ancestors were brought. But it was also over the waters that Chico da Matilde (the Dragão do Mar/Sea Dragon) and João Cândido (the Almirante Negro/Black Admiral) built their fight and made revolutions. In the fourth episode, two men who led movements for the liberation of the Black people: the abolition of slavery in Ceará state and the Revolta da Chibata.
Episode 20: Terra de cientistas (Land of scientists)
He entered medical school at the age of 14, graduated with a thesis of worldwide repercussion and fought scientific racism. In this episode, the story of Juliano Moreira, the brilliant doctor who revolutionized psychiatry in Brazil. Black and from Bahia, like the scientist Jaqueline Goes, a biomedical scientist who led the genome sequencing of the new coronavirus in Brazil.
Episode 21: A educação liberta (Education frees)
Daughter of a former slave, Antonieta de Barros became a teacher, school owner and then the first deputy elected woman in Santa Catarina, and the first Black woman elected deputy in Brazil. And she fought for education to be everyone’s right. Mission that also guided Paulo Paim, the first Black man elected senator by direct vote.
Episode 22: Do outro lado do túnel (Across the tunnel)
The Big House x Quarters dynamic remains rooted in Brazil: for example, in the formation of our cities. A logic against which fights the architect and urban planner Gabriela de Matos, and an inequality that could have been avoided if had been put into practice the ideas of André Rebouças, the engineer and abolitionist.