The Rio Encantos Black History Walk and Street Art in Rio de Janeiro

Rio EnCantos is a FIT Tour Company in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. We are a network of guides, local businesses, and partner agencies passionate by Brasil’s Enchantments and its African and indigenous legacies. Our goal is to ensure that clients, partners, and visitors have the best experiences in Brasil. Our mission is to make sure your entire trip runs smoothly and you enjoy your moments, being in Rio, São Paulo, Amazon, Minas Gerais or Bahia, just to mention a few of the 16 destinations where we have connections.

Rio Encantos Experiences comply with the following criteria:

  • One-of-a-kind immersive experiences curated for travelers interested on our African heritage
  • They are hosted by passionate local insiders
  • They are qualitative and authentic with cultural aspects 
  • Guests participate and are immersed
  • They tell unique stories to the travelers /visitors from a local’s perspective
  • They share cultural knowledges 
  • They create meaningful memories
  • They have an intimate group size or private tour
  • They respect local communities and ecosystems
  • They engage and create connections
  • In Person or Online (interactive)

WHAT MAKES OUR EXPERIENCES SPECIAL:

  • Name of the experience: Black History Walk and Street Art in Rio de Janeiro
  • Type of experience (traditional or online; group size or private): online virtual tour
  • Group size: 1 – 20 people
  • Duration: 1 – 1:30h
  • Think of locals, culture, communities, activities, or locations that are hard to get access to or that you’re personally connected to.  
    • Intro: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro and Praça Mauá. My name is Kelly Tavares and I will guide you through the Little Africa and its colorful streets, the place where I was born. This virtual art tour will take you to a dope street art hub that is highly frequented by locals. The Port Area is full of secrets of a hidden history that once uncovered, can tell the forgotten stories of a fascinating part of the city. This is a key tour to understanding Brazilian people and culture through its thriving street art.
  • Overview of what to expect during your experience (50 words minimum) 
    • Description: I will tell you a little bit about the history of the port and its role on the slave trade, its art movements, and urban changes. This route is about Brazilian Street Art and its African roots. It highlights works of local artists, archaeological sites and how they’re deeply connected with who we are as Brazilians.
    • Here you will hear about resilience, historic figures that helped to built up our wealth on the fields of dance, music, art, and culture in general.
  • Highlights of what your experience is about, and what makes it original (50 words minimum)
    • As an ally of local artists and guides for the Black legacy experiences in Rio I curated a street art walk that will offer a great overview of different art exponents from current and past times, pin pointing events that made the docks of Rio a fruitful open air gallery for street artist from all over the world to gather and create.
  • Description in details of the experience, what guests will do (50 words minimum) 
    • We will meet in front of the MAR Museum in Praça and have a brief overview from its past tendencies to current trends on street art. We will stroll through the docklands of Rio learning about its role on the slave trade and the decay of the infamous market. The ports ascension and decay and its gentrification waves.
    • Through urban settings to art on the streets we will hear about dreams that light up and fade. The area of constant changes and remodeling hosts the Tomorrow Museum, public art, approximately 2 miles of colorful murals, and the Guinness Book spray paint from artist Eduardo Kobra;
  • The 3 main reasons to book your experience (detailed, 50 characters minimum)
    • Out off the beaten path art hubs;
    • Guided by local expert guides who are artists educator;
    • Connect with a local resident and art specialist;
  • As much information as possible that could be useful for your potential guests.
    • To arrive at our meeting point you may get an uber or the metro and drop at Cinelândia Station to take the Light Vehicle over Track (VLT) all the way to the Museums’ Stop (Parada dos Museus) in Praça Mauá (Prasa Mawa)
  • 4 to 6 Quality photos in landscape mode only (less than 1MB) to showcase your experience and give a taste of what your experience is about. 
  • Dates, Time and place for your experience will be announced on our social media and performed on line or in loco in different times of the week.
  • Type of tickets (adult, general admission…) + prices We offer family ticket discount
  • FAQs
  • Your Terms and Conditions specific to this experience. Here things like: All the reasons for which you will not give a refund in case a customer asks, You may not welcome guests who do not have good behavior (disrespectful…); Reasons why you might cancel the experiences, How you operate in case of bad weather, religious holidays for example…
  • Cancellation policies

I work with community cultural management for the benefit of democratic practices, nurturing environments in which programming is conceived with and for the social and creative development.

Arts Licentiate at Federal University of Espirito Santo, in 2007 and M.A. in Arts Management, University of Oregon, USA, 2011.

The Little Africa Black History Walks in Rio de Janeiro

Rio EnCantos is a FIT Tour Company in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. We are a network of guides, local businesses, and partner agencies passionate by Brasil’s Enchantments and its African and indigenous legacies. Our goal is to ensure that clients, partners, and visitors have the best experiences in Brasil. Our mission is to make sure your entire trip runs smoothly and you enjoy your moments, being in Rio, São Paulo, Amazon, Minas Gerais or Bahia, just to mention a few of the 16 destinations where we have connections.

Rio Encantos Experiences comply with the following criteria:

  • One-of-a-kind immersive experiences curated for travelers interested on our African heritage
  • They are hosted by passionate local insiders
  • They are qualitative and authentic with cultural aspects 
  • Guests participate and are immersed
  • They tell unique stories to the travelers /visitors from a local’s perspective
  • They share cultural knowledges 
  • They create meaningful memories
  • They have an intimate group size or private tour
  • They respect local communities and ecosystems
  • They engage and create connections
  • In Person or Online (interactive)

There is a “Little Africa” in Rio that is still unknown by most people. Embark on your discovery on a historic walk through the sites of memory of the African Heritage. 

WHAT MAKES OUR EXPERIENCES SPECIAL:

  • Name of the experience: The Little Africa Black History Walks in Rio de Janeiro
  • Type of experience: We promote walking tours and online experiences with one person or small groups of 2 to 15 people. Clients may also book private sessions.
    • Walking tours last 2:30 -3h
    • Virtual interactive tours 1:30h
  • Think of locals, culture, communities, activities, or locations that are hard to get access to or that you’d like personally get connected to…  We can offer you those connection opportunities to meet local, support fair businesses, enjoy fun hands-on activities, find the “hole-in-the-wall” kind of places.
  • Overview of what to expect during your experience (50 words minimum) 

Highlights of what your experience is about, and what makes it original

There is a “Little Africa” in Rio that is still Unknown by most people. You will learn about the history of the port and its role on the slave trade, its labor movements and economic growth; Brazilian Black History Figures; This route is about Brazilian history and its African roots. It showcases archaeological sites and how they’re deeply connected with who we are as Brazilians. Here you will find out about one of the most prominent art hubs and hear about resilience, historic figures that helped to built up our wealth on the fields of science, philosophy, music, religion, gastronomy, and culture in general. Get to know about some of the people who fought for freedom and built the foundations of Black movements in Brasil.

Description in details of the experience, what guests will do  

Embark on your discovery on a legacy tour through our African Heritage Route, visiting sensitive sites of memory such as the Valongo Warf where most of our African ancestors arrived on the 1800. Stop at the archeological sites of Pedra do Sal, one of the samba cradles, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site for the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Rio’s port area, visit the slave cemetery at the Institute of New Blacks, and the spray painted mural “Ethnicities” that features on the Guinness Book.

The 3 main reasons to book your experience (detailed, 50 characters minimum)

The Port Area is full of secrets of a hidden history that once uncovered, can tell the forgotten stories of a fascinating part of the city. This is a key tour to understanding Brazilian people and culture. Unveil the myth of racial democracy in Brasil and find out our convergent points in the Diaspora, reasons why sharing, listening, and exchanging our stories empower ourselves and our own communities as we travel. Embark on life changing experiences with inspiring people who are proud of their work and eager to share their researches and cultural legacy.

As much information as possible that could be useful for your potential guests.

Discover Brazilian African heritage through its legacy and cultural assets on an experience full of soul shared by an incredible network of tour guides fascinated by their African traditions on the mixed grounds of South America. Through a program filled with music, dances, and delicious gastronomy. Visit historic sites and learn about slavery trade through port cities and art districts, where the bitter sweet history of sugar mills and coffee farms blend with the struggles and resilience of our people. You will hear stories shared by local historians and tour guides who acknowledge the struggles and bequests of afro descendants by themselves through anecdotes and cases of resilience and conquers. Be either in the city or in smaller towns or “quilombo” villages through sites of memory and natural wonders of the Atlantic Forest.

Here are a few quality photos (less than 1MB) to showcase your experience and give a taste of what your experience is about. 

Please request your spotify playlist of afro Brasilian music for this route.

Dates, Time and place for your experience

We can offer you many options for dates, time and places to experiment Brazilian culture either virtually or “in loco”, just let us know in advance.

Type of tickets (adult, general admission…) + prices

Walking tours are listed here with price and more details, so you can book directly from our website: https://www.rioencantos.com/product-page/cariocas-little-africa

Virtual Experiences vary in prices. If you want to purchase a self guided tour it is USD $10. You will have access to a multimedia presentation with interactive map of the route.

If you want to engage on an interactive Virtual Tour with A multimedia presentation AND a Q&A group session it can be purchased by USD$ 15.

FAQs

Check our Terms and Conditions specific to this experience

Here things like: All the reasons for which you will not give a refund in case a customer asks, You may not welcome guests who do not have good behavior (disrespectful…); Reasons why you might cancel the experiences, How you operate in case of bad weather, religious holidays for example…

My name is Kelly Tavares I run my own tourism company, Rio Encantos Experiences, promoting social responsible tourism for global connections.

We are currently working on the foundation of an afro tourism network of guides, in Brasil, in order to expand the range of activities and to work in a collaborative manner we have being creating partnerships with tour guides and organizations across the Atlantic, with special attention to initiatives around Black heritage tours.

A Experiência Afrocentrada em Bristol

Com os recentes protestos do movimento Black Lives Matter desencadeados pelo assassinato brutal de George Floyd, em 25 de maio de 2020, depois que um policial de Minneapolis, ajoelhou-se no pescoço dele asfixiando-o, uma série de protestos explodiram por todo o mundo. Um movimento gigante em plena época de pandemia. Ativistas mascarados foram às ruas clamar por justiça e começaram a atacar símbolos e monumentos públicos que representam o colonialismo. Um desses monumentos foi a derrubada da estátua do escravista Edward Colston, que lançado ao rio Avon na cidade de Bristol, representou uma vitória simbólica para uma antiga reinvindicação dos moradores e membros do movimento negro da cidade. Para mais detalhes sobre a organização local que reinvindica essas ações, compartilharei um link de acesso para a “Bristol Radical History Group” ao final desse artigo.

Devido a posição ocupada por Bristol no tráfico transatlântico, eu decidi me hospedar por lá por três semanas. Fui muito bem recebida pela comunidade local e apoiada por Silu Pascoe, aposentada e também apaixonada pela luta que empreendemos para difundir as nossas histórias e práticas antirracistas. Essa paixão levou-a a involver-se com grupos locais que promovem ações políticas e Black History Walks pelo centro histórico. A paixão cresceu tanto que ela decidiu inscrever-se como estudante de história da universidade local e também empreender suas viagens com o propósito de aprender cada vez mais. Silu levou-me por caminhadas pela cidade enquanto me apresentou pontos-chave que contam a história local e de tudo o que representa a dívida da Inglaterra com sua população afrodescendente. Visitamos monumentos, memoriais, prédios e praças. Tomamos “lattes” com creme à beira do Rio emocionadas com longas conversas e referências de rotas e livros.

Bristol, ocupava uma posição iminente no tráfico no século XVIII e do que pude capturar até então, está cidade perdeu espaço para Liverpool devido a navegabilidade do Rio Avon e sua configuração geográfica ondular e de águas menos profundas enquanto Liverpool avançou na modernização de seus portos e na tecnologia náutica, aproveitando sua configuração geográfica para uma melhor navegabilidade oferecida pelo rio Mersey. Em Bristol o MShed Museum está responsável por representar essa história e infelizmente o faz em uma proporção ínfima, compondo um pequeno canto no 2º piso do pavilhão.

Apoie nosso projeto de audio e videoguias. Use o seu celular para ler o código QR ao lado para fazer uma doação ou Doe pelo LINK e solicite a gravação de um roteiro, em português, de sua preferência. Mais sugestões de experiências no nosso site: http://www.rioencantos.com

CLIQUE AQUI AUDIOGUIA GRÁTIS para um exemplo do roteiro da Pequena Africa Carioca (em inglês)

Em entrevista com a historiadora Silu Pascoe, pude ouvir um pouco acerca das polêmicas e negociações envolvendo o design da exposição atual que é uma ínfima parte da primeira exposição organizada com consultoria e produção de afro descendentes da região, em 1999. Da qual tive a oportunidade de folhear o catálogo original. Frustrada com o que não vi no MShed busquei visitar também a Georgian House Museum que era a casa de um proprietário de escravos e colono no caribe. Ali pude aprender um pouco mais e até mesmo comparar com as visitas que fiz às mansões coloniais no Vale do café no interior do Rio de Janeiro ainda em 2019.

No Georgian House encontrei quadros e cronogramas que ajudaram a informar sobre o tráfico transatlântico, sobretudo no século XVII, quando Bristol estava à frente do infame negócio, além de é claro, trazer um pouco sobre a biografia dos proprietários da casa e donos de plantations e escravizados. Tais modelos de informações acerca do tema poderiam ser também considerados no design de exposição de alguns dos palácios dos proprietários de escravizados, os Barões do café, no interior do Rio (assunto que vale à pena abordar em postagem específica). Considere doar para apoiar no detalhamento das legendas desse artigo.

Assegure-se de cruzar a ponte de Pero no cais e leia na foto sobre a história dessa ilustre figura que muito contribuiu com a cidade de Bristol.

Assista um video testimonial sobre London Docklands Museum on the Sugar and Slavery collection CLICK AQUI E SIGA NOSSO CANAL no youtube para mais. Temos outros artigos aqui no blog sobre essa experiência, por favor considere DOAR para a produção de um audio guia para esse roteiro. SOLICITE SEU BLACK HISTORY WALK MAP PARA A INGLATERRA com links para lugares, guias e agências-chave, em cinco cidades diferentes para aprender sobre a diáspora africana na Inglaterra / African diaspora in Britain.

Bristol, ocupava uma posição iminente no tráfico, no século XVIII até perder espaço para Liverpool devido à limitada navegabilidade do Rio Avon com sua configuração geográfica ondular e de águas menos profundas, enquanto Liverpool avançou na modernização de seus portos e na engenharia náutica, aproveitando sua configuração geográfica para uma melhor navegabilidade oferecida pelo rio Mersey. Em Bristol o MShed Museum é responsável por abrigar essa história e infelizmente, o faz em uma proporção ínfima, compondo um pequeno canto no 2º piso do pavilhão.

A felicidade que sentimos ao nos conhecer só pode ser entendida pelos pares que se encontram com interesses comuns. Ela foi minha e mestre que trarei sempre em meu coração com eterna gratidão.

Please consider donating to support my work on recording audio guides for Black History Walks of this Experience in England and our experiences in Brasil. I can make a mapped guide for the places I went, to help you follow the paths and connect with the guides, organizations, and places for a Black Travel Experiences.

Support the recording of place stops to the route of your choice. I can tell stories using audio or video recordings, including more background information, answers to your questions, adding a music playlist, or a musical tour, and a “Historic Figures” section for each experience. CLICK HERE TO DONATE Listen to a free sample of our Little Africa Tour in GEOTOURIST

For more details on booking this experience with a local expert you can refer to our website on WWW.RIOENCANTOS.COM

You may also use your mobile to read the QR code and contribute with our storytelling project or CLICK HERE TO DONATE and request the recording for this subject, in English.

Your donation can be turned into a gift voucher for future trips to Brazil. You can refer to our website on WWW.RIOENCANTOS.COM For more suggestions on different experiences with a local expert.

Our Youtube Channel has videos about routes in Rio de Janeiro and London. FOLLOW US HERE and come on board!

Apoie nosso projeto de audio e videoguias. Use o seu celular para ler o código QR ao lado para fazer uma doação ou Doe pelo LINK e solicite a gravação de um roteiro, em português, de sua preferência. Mais sugestões de experiências no nosso site: http://www.rioencantos.com

Aqui tem um exemplo do roteiro da Pequena Africa Carioca (em inglês)

 

Referências do Bristol Radical History Group aqui https://www.brh.org.uk/site/2020/08/bristol-history-commission-some-questions/

Para saber mais da experiência na Inglaterra se liga nesses outros informes:

A Experiência da Diáspora Africana recontada em Londres e Portugal

A Experiência em Londres

An African history in Lisbon

Kelly Tavares is a certified tour guide and travel agent who has been promoting the African Legacy experiences in Rio de Janeiro since 2013. She graduated in Arts Education at the Federal University of Espírito Santo and has a Master’s degree in Community Arts Management, at the University of Oregon.

Her whole life has been dedicated to acknowledging her roots through educational actions and projects.

She was born in the Port Area where her ancestors set residence. The need to break free from colonial ties led her to researching the diaspora: “As a guide for the African Heritage tours in Rio de Janeiro, I am constantly researching sites of memory related to the slave traffic. As a consequence more layers unveil parts of our history that are directly connected to my own identity. Sharing my own history with visitors have been impacting our lives to identify colonial ties and break behavioral chains”

An essential part of my work is to meet people from other parts of Brazil and the world in order to share experiences, positive actions, and best practices, connecting with researchers, tour guides, community cultural leaders and amazing people and places.

A Experiência em Londres

The London Experience

Assista um video testimonial sobre London Docklands Museum on the Sugar and Slavery collection CLICK AQUI E SIGA NOSSO CANAL no youtube para mais. Temos outros artigos aqui no blog sobre essa experiência, por favor considere DOAR para a produção de um audio guia para esse roteiro. SOLICITE SEU BLACK HISTORY WALK MAP PARA A INGLATERRA com links para lugares, guias e agências-chave, em cinco cidades diferentes para aprender sobre a diáspora africana na Inglaterra / African diaspora in Britain.

Em agosto, mergulhei fundo em Londres, conheci lugares, pessoas e organizações que trabalham com o afroturismo, o carnaval de Notting Hill e constatei para minha sorte, que estava presente no mês das ações de memória ao tráfico transatlântico e dos protestos das comunidades negras de imigrantes das Indias Ocidentais. Inúmeros eventos acontecendo e mais oportunidades de mergulhar no desconhecido, dessa vez através de narrativas humanas conversas, tours e eventos culturais. Nesse artigo vou me concentrar nas instituições reservando algumas experiências pessoais com pessoas-chave nesse contexto oral para postagens específicas.

ADQUIRA O MAPA PARA O ROTEIRO DA DIÁSPORA NA INGLATERRA FAÇA SUA CONTRIBUIÇÃO AGORA

Considere fazer uma contribuição para a continuidade desse trabalho. Solicite o mapa interativo com links para um roteiro da História Preta na Inglaterra. O Black History Route in England foi feito com base na minha pesquisa de campo pelas cidades de Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool e Londres. Utilizei o MY MAPS marcando os principais pontos de parada para conhecer a história da diáspora nessas cidades e sua relação histórica com o Brasil. Compartilhei links para instituições e agências que são obrigatórias nessa viagem. Doe agora, receba o link para o mapa e prepare-se para a sua viagem com um roteiro que compartilha os interesses do viajante da diáspora.

Apoie nosso projeto de audio e videoguias. Use o seu celular para ler o código QR ao lado para fazer uma doação ou Doe pelo LINK e solicite a gravação de um roteiro, em português, de sua preferência. Mais sugestões de experiências no nosso site: http://www.rioencantos.com

CLIQUE AQUI AUDIOGUIA GRÁTIS para um exemplo do roteiro da Pequena Africa Carioca (em inglês)

Voltando a Londres, reservei um dia para o Museu das Docas de Londres (The Museum of London Docklands). Para encontrar esse foi mais fácil, mas muitas pessoas ainda não sabem aonde fica a exposição. Resolvi fazer um teste e perguntei à algumas pessoas nos arredores do museu, mas ninguém sabia da existência da coleção sobre história da escravidão.

Essa exposição também está situada no último pavimento e sua curadoria é mais tímida que a de Liverpool, seguindo uma linha narrativa semelhante de temas à serem abordados incluindo: economia, donos de escravizados e seus empreendimentos, livros de contas, uso das docas, rebeliões, abolicionistas ilustres e artefatos. As docas de Londres foram construídas em diversas etapas sendo seus primeiros armazéns iniciados em 1799 para a estocagem dos produtos trazidos das colônias das Indias Ocidentais (República Dominicana, Trinidade e Tobago, Jamaica e outras ilhas caribenhas). Os principais produtos importados nesse período eram o rum, o tabaco e o açúcar. Apesar de não encontrar uma referência, na exposição, ao recebimento de produtos brasileiros, fontes históricas apontam para a importação da cachaça, açúcar e tabaco do Brasil. Commodities de alto valor com as quais o Reino Unido fez sua fortuna. As Docas de Londres constituíram um centro integrado de transações comerciais extremamente ricos e movimentado.

Do lado de fora dos armazéns, tapumes ilustrativos da história das docas, cercavam o canteiro de obras e reforçava a história parcial, engrandecendo o papel das docas na economia Britânica sem mencionar suas origens espúrias e relação direta com o tráfico humano. Ao escarafunchar dados, fatos, sites a minha pesquisa foi ganhando dimensão. As commodities de importação e exportação tinham diferentes destinos e segmentos nesse mercado do Comércio Triangular. Na Inglaterra suas diversas cidades se especializavam e construíam os bens que iriam para a África ou para as Américas. Em Birmingham as chaminés das metalurgias construíram uma cidade de ferro, ainda hoje em constante reconstrução. A cidade que deu origem ao Heavy Metal foi responsável por produzir as armas e todo um material de metalurgia que compunha os navios tumbeiros; Liverpool se especializou nos navios; Manchester em moinhos; Wales na exploração de suas manufaturas de tecidos de lã que vestiam os escravizados.

Please consider donating to support my work on recording audio guides for Black History Walks of this Experience in England and our experiences in Brasil. I can make a mapped guide for the places I went, to help you follow the paths and connect with the guides, organizations, and places for a Black Travel Experiences.

Support the recording of place stops to the route of your choice. I can tell stories using audio or video recordings, including more background information, answers to your questions, adding a music playlist, or a musical tour, and a “Historic Figures” section for each experience. CLICK HERE TO DONATE Listen to a free sample of our Little Africa Tour in GEOTOURIST

For more details on booking this experience with a local expert you can refer to our website on WWW.RIOENCANTOS.COM

You may also use your mobile to read the QR code and contribute with our storytelling project or CLICK HERE TO DONATE and request the recording for this subject, in English.

Your donation can be turned into a gift voucher for future trips to Brazil. You can refer to our website on WWW.RIOENCANTOS.COM For more suggestions on different experiences with a local expert.

Our Youtube Channel has videos about routes in Rio de Janeiro and London. FOLLOW US HERE and come on board!

Apoie nosso projeto de audio e videoguias. Use o seu celular para ler o código QR ao lado para fazer uma doação ou Doe pelo LINK e solicite a gravação de um roteiro, em português, de sua preferência. Mais sugestões de experiências no nosso site: http://www.rioencantos.com

Aqui tem um exemplo do roteiro da Pequena Africa Carioca (em inglês)

 

Kelly Tavares is a certified tour guide and travel agent who has been promoting the African Legacy experiences in Rio de Janeiro since 2013. She graduated in Arts Education at the Federal University of Espírito Santo and has a Master’s degree in Community Arts Management, at the University of Oregon.

Her whole life has been dedicated to acknowledging her roots through educational actions and projects.

She was born in the Port Area where her ancestors set residence. The need to break free from colonial ties led her to researching the diaspora: “As a guide for the African Heritage tours in Rio de Janeiro, I am constantly researching sites of memory related to the slave traffic. As a consequence more layers unveil parts of our history that are directly connected to my own identity. Sharing my own history with visitors have been impacting our lives to identify colonial ties and break behavioral chains”

An essential part of my work is to meet people from other parts of Brazil and the world in order to share experiences, positive actions, and best practices, connecting with researchers, tour guides, community cultural leaders and amazing people and places.

The Little Africa Tour now in Geo Tourist

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Rio de Janeiro

There is a “Little Africa” in Rio de Janeiro that is still Unknown for most people. Embark on your discovery on a Black historic walk through the African Heritage Route, visiting sensitive sites of memory such as the Valongo Warf, the World Heritage Site for the Transatlantic Slave Trade, where millions of Africans arrived from the XVII to the XIX centuries.

Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in Brasil, we had to cease our work as tour guides and reinvent ourselves. I came up with the idea to create audio guides and recorded a free pilot test of the “Little Africa Black History Walk”, in Rio de Janeiro. Now we are campaigning to collect donations to record the second enhanced recording. We are currently writing the script. 

We will meet in front of the MAR Museum in Praça Mauá square and we will move to Largo São Francisco da Prainha. We will also stop at the archaeological sites of Pedra do Sal, one of the samba cradles and visit the slave cemetery at the Institute of New Blacks.
Region: Downtown Rio de Janeiro, Port Area.

Please consider donating to support my work on recording audio guides for Black History Walks of this Experience in England and our experiences in Brasil. I can make a mapped guide for the places I went, to help you follow the paths and connect with the guides, organizations, and places for a Black Travel Experiences.

Support the recording of place stops to the route of your choice. I can tell stories using audio or video recordings, including more background information, answers to your questions, adding a music playlist, or a musical tour, and a “Historic Figures” section for each experience. CLICK HERE TO DONATE Listen to a free sample of our Little Africa Tour in GEOTOURIST

For more details on booking this experience with a local expert you can refer to our website on WWW.RIOENCANTOS.COM

You may also use your mobile to read the QR code and contribute with our storytelling project or CLICK HERE TO DONATE and request the recording for this subject, in English.

Your donation can be turned into a gift voucher for future trips to Brazil. You can refer to our website on WWW.RIOENCANTOS.COM For more suggestions on different experiences with a local expert.

Our Youtube Channel has videos about routes in Rio de Janeiro and London. FOLLOW US HERE and come on board!

Apoie nosso projeto de audio e videoguias. Use o seu celular para ler o código QR ao lado para fazer uma doação ou Doe pelo LINK e solicite a gravação de um roteiro, em português, de sua preferência. Mais sugestões de experiências no nosso site: http://www.rioencantos.com

Aqui tem um exemplo do roteiro da Pequena Africa Carioca (em inglês)

 

Largo São Francisco da Prainha square was part of a slave market complex in the XIX century and showcases an archaeological complex with colonial buildings and a church, giving place, on recent days, to an important cultural hub with bars and restaurants. At the middle of the square, a bronze statue of ballet dancer Mercedes Baptista stands in her memory. The first black ballet dancer of Rio’s Municipal theater shouts out for a crowd of visitors who honor her deeds as a unique artist and choreographer.

We will stop at the archaeological site of Pedra do Sal, one of the samba cradles, lively cultural hub with street art and parties all over the year. This is a political place where historic figures of Brazilian Black resistance set their presence and power over generations. A place to seek for inspiration with shared stories of struggle and resilience. You will hear about slavery, economy, insurrections, cultural asset, and samba history. The square is rich on street art and unique residents. With luck and choosing the right day with your guide you can have a nice meal and enjoy a street party at the end of the tour. Come by! LISTEN to the FREE AUDIO GUIDE of this tour on GEOTOURIST.

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The following stop is the Valongo Wharf a UNESCO World Heritage site for the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The port is the archaeological site for the genocide perpetrated for almost four hundred years. Here you will learn about our ancestry, places of origin, historic figures, demographics, and the infamous human trafficking business that cost the life of millions of people for generations. Past meets future and you realize how close we are to previous centuries while repeating the mistakes from the past.

The Institute of New Blacks is also an educational and research institute with an art gallery and library, displaying art works from afro Brazilian artists. Its educational program educates thousands of national and international students every year.

The archeological site of the Institute of New Blacks is a memorial site where enslaved Africans were buried in the XIX century. The cemetery was rediscovered in 1996 during an “accidental excavation”.  After the discovery, the community was never the same and an extraordinary educational opportunity opened space for exchange and research initiatives that are shared among people from all over the world through local educators.

After this experience you will have a better understanding about Brazilian culture and new perspectives will open up your understanding of things to come during your trip. We recommend aligning this tour with a typical dinner of African roots and enjoying a samba party afterwards. This is a good balance to demonstrate how resilience is achieved through the arts of social life, political engagement, and music.

We will get back to our operations at the end of the year! Book now and ask for a discount: https://www.rioencantos.com/product-page/cariocas-little-africa

Rio EnCantos is a FIT (Foreign Independent Tours) Company in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. We are a network of guides, local businesses, and partner agencies passionate by Brasil’s Enchantments and its African and indigenous legacies. Our mission is to ensure that clients, partners, and visitors have the best experiences in Brasil. Our goal is to make sure your entire trip runs smoothly and you enjoy your moments, being in Rio, São Paulo, Amazon, Minas Gerais or Bahia, just to mention a few of the 16 destinations where we have connections.

We are a network of tour guides committed to ensure you take the most out of your experience in Brasil. ​Come on board and contact us!

Please support the recording of other stops for this route. I can tell stories, record more background information, add answers to your questions, include a Brazilian music playlist for this tour, add a “Historic Figures” section, and much more. Contribute with your suggestions, comments, money or volunteer to support the work we do. Any DONATIONS are appreciated.

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Kelly Tavares is a certified tour guide and travel agent who has been promoting the African Legacy experiences in Rio de Janeiro since 2013. She graduated in Arts Education at the Federal University of Espírito Santo and has a Master’s degree in Community Arts Management, at the University of Oregon.

Her whole life has been dedicated to acknowledging her roots through educational actions and projects.

She was born in the Port Area where her ancestors set residence. The need to break free from colonial ties led her to researching the diaspora: “As a guide for the African Heritage tours in Rio de Janeiro, I am constantly researching sites of memory related to the slave traffic. As a consequence more layers unveil parts of our history that are directly connected to my own identity. Sharing my own history with visitors have been impacting our lives to identify colonial ties and break behavioral chains”

An essential part of my work is to meet people from other parts of Brazil and the world in order to share experiences, positive actions, and best practices, connecting with researchers, tour guides, community cultural leaders and amazing people and places.