Sound, Praxis and Citizenship


Photo/Foto: Cristhian Ávila

Samuel Araújo

The workshop explores the politics of sound-based performances in the post-industrial world. With increasing numbers of the world's population excluded from formal work relations, expressive praxis has become a crucial means of reflecting upon and interfering in social life. Following Paulo Freire's principles of autonomous, bottom-up knowledge building, participants will work collectively toward mapping, making inventories of, reflecting and acting upon expressive sound resources.


Samuel Araújo is a musician and associate professor of ethnomusicology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he coordinates joint projects with grassroots organizations in three of Rio's favelas. Forming music research groups among favela residents, these projects have resulted in collective publications and oral presentations in and outside Brazil. Araujo's latest publication is Música em Debate; Perspectivas Interdisciplinares, a collection of articles by academics and non-academics that he co-edited with his former students Vincenzo Cambria and Gaspar Paz.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Bogotá) : Conservatorio de Música, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: 24, 25, 26 of August, 2009
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