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Coletivo Preto, Black Collective, a theater group composed of four black actors, is bringing a fresh perspective of black art to stages in Rio de Janeiro
By Marques Travae
If you’ve followed reports on this blog for amount of time, you know that Afro-Brazilians are vastly under-represented in very Eurocentric mainstream Brazilian media. It’s hard enough to see more than a few black actors and actresses on any one television or film production, as singer/actress Negra Li recently discovered, but beyond that, it is rare to get a feel of what the black experience is based on what we see in this media. But two outlets with great potential for filling this void in black representation is the theater and the online video sharing platform, You Tube.
Rio-based theater group Coletivo Preto
Afro-Brazilian presence in these two mediums has been consistently growing in a way that maybe doesn’t completely…
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