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.
- 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.
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|
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.