Price

5€-40€ per person

For whom

Youth and Adults

Duration

2h

 

Embark on a surprising historical journey to a Rio from another time, where thousands of Africans arrived and lived, and discover the hidden African past of the city.

Highlights

  • Explore a fascinating facet of Rio that official history has tried to erase.
  • Discover the role of Rio’s port area in the slave trade and the decay of the notorious market.
  • Learn about the people and culture of Brazil’s yesterday and of today.

 

Positive impacts of the visit

By making this virtual experience you will:

  • Support local guides who cannot currently lead tours of their city due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Support the spread of Afro-Brazilian culture and black legacies.
  • Value historical milestones of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Price

5€-40€ per person

For whom

Youth and Adults

Duration

2h

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We’ll visit one of the most important regions in the history of Rio de Janeiro, where, in the 19th century, thousands of Africans who would be sold as slaves, landed.

The Cais do Valongo, built in 1811 to receive them, was recognized in 2017 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is just one of the landmarks that tells the story of the Africans who landed in this city.

The Harbour Zone of Rio de Janeiro soon became the historic home of the Afro-Brazilian community and is now known as Little Africa.

We will pass by tourist spots that include the Historical and Archaeological Circuit of Celebration of the African Heritage, among others.

We will take a relaxed virtual tour but full of reflections on Carioca (Rio’s) culture, religious intolerance and racism.

Come and join a great chat where the exchange of knowledge is always welcome.

LOCATION:  Plataforma Zoom, Transmitted from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FOR WHOM Youth and Adults
WHEN 31/January/2021 – Sunday – 3PM (Brazil)/6PM (Portugal)
PRICE Donation from 5 to 40€
START TIME 3PM (Brazil)/6PM (Portugal)
MEETING POINT Zoom – link will be communicated after purchase
LANGUAGES SPOKEN English
CANCELLATION Not possible
YOUR GUIDE Luana

Your guide:

Luana

I’m a tourism guide and historian graduated from UERJ – Rio de Janeiro State University.

I’ve lived in Rio since I was born and I love to move around the city listening to stories and delighting myself with landscapes, tastes and people.

I developed this project in Little Africa with the aim of showing the participation of black people in the cultural formation of Rio de Janeiro.

I work with historical-cultural tourism with an emphasis on narrative with Afro references.

I’ve worked on several projects with socially vulnerable young people in different communities of the city and have coordinated two social pre-vestibulars.

Avaliações/Reviews

Janeiro 17, 2021

I’m grateful for the opportunity of taking this tour last Sunday. Returning to the African past in Rio de Janeiro was very interesting and pleasant.
Interesting because it was one more chapter of history, among so many, that I didn’t know. It was excellent to see, and participate in some way, in the struggle for a truth that needs to prevail, and I congratulate you and the others for the effort and courage in bringing out the facts, without the distortions and manipulations that the system conveniently imposes on us at all times. Understanding the essence of our culture and deepening our knowledge of the struggles of our ancestors is above all to offer the new and future generations a fertile field for the tireless struggle for social justice.

I believe that the journey was also pleasant, thanks to their ability to show the horrendous face of history highlighting at the same time the strength and greatness of the movements. Yes, it did bring a mixture of sadness and indignation, but also of pride and gratitude to our ancestors. That was my feeling and that is what I would say to anyone who is hesitating to participate: it was worth it!

The highlight of the virtual tour was to learn about the intelligent, subtle, courageous, and strong movement of women who, in the face of so much suffering and repression, found possible ways to keep alive what no one else can and no greater force can blow: the ability to think and the collective conscience. Inspiring!

Janeiro 17, 2021

I don’t know Rio de Janeiro but this virtual tour allowed me to get to know a part of the city and its history. Luana shared with us a past that we don’t have access to in a classic trip. I learned very important historical facts that must be passed down from generation to generation because they are at the economic and social root of today’s society.

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