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‘I was never invited’: Marina Lima responds to Gaby Amarantos on the absence of artists at Rock in Rio


Gaby and Fafá de Belém criticized the lack of representation of the North in Dia Brasil, announced on Monday 29th; festival said it was negotiating with artists from other regions of the country

Singer Marina Lima he spoke out about the absence of artists in Brazil Daydedicated exclusively to national attractions, in Rock in Rio. The artist responded to a post by Gaby Amarantos, who had criticized, together with Fafá de Belém, the lack of representation from the North at the festival this Tuesday 30th.

At the time of Fafá’s criticism, the Estadao contacted the festival, which said it was in talks with artists from other regions of the country, including the North. “The deployment […] It’s still under construction and training,” he said. Read more below.

“Dear all, I have never been invited to sing there. Fuck it,” wrote Marina on X, formerly Twitter. Gaby responded to the post by saying that “the festival is named after the segment that Marina is a part of and that several artists from her segment have always been there.”

“It’s not about an individual, but about an entire region that is always made invisible. It’s called xenophobia and the hole is deeper,” he added, who received support from his colleague. “It’s about lack of sensitivity, especially towards you and non-obvious work,” Marina said.

OR Estadao contacted the festival’s press office again for a statement on Marina Lima’s statements, but has not yet received a response. The space remains open.

Fafá de Belém published a post on Instagram on Tuesday criticizing the absence of the Northern region in Brazil Day, announced by the festival this Monday 29. The event, scheduled for September 21, will present 73 attractions from 14 musical genres or styles. but it left out the artists of the region.

“Isn’t the Amazon part of Brazil? Isn’t the Amazonian, northern culture part of this country?” asked Fafá. You mentioned names that could be in the event program, such as Dona Onete, Gaby Amarantos, Joelma and Aíla.

The artist complained that Brazil’s largest music festival has a day dedicated to Brazilian music which “takes [artistas do Norte] out the door.” “They show us once again that the North continues to be a folkloric element used as and when they want, for a ‘cool’ image. Belonging is very different from using for convenience. We learned this the hard way and ask for respect,” she said.

Brazil Day was announced during a press event at Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro. Each beat or style will have, in total, about an hour and a half of performances, and each attraction will sing about three songs, according to the organization.

Note from Rock in Rio

In a note sent to Estadao On Tuesday, regarding Fafá de Belém’s statement, the festival said it was negotiating with artists from different regions of the country, including the North. “[A organização] I repeat that it will bring news and surprises until the day of the presentation”, he said.

Read the full note:

“The program for September 21st, as announced in the press conference yesterday afternoon (29th), despite having been announced, is still under construction and in formation. Artists from other regions of the country, including the North, are in negotiations with the organization which, as he reiterated, will bring news and surprises until the day of the presentation.

Brazil Day proposes a great social movement, of unity and respect for all, with commitment and musical rights Let your heart speak, donated to two social causes and in collaboration with Ação da Cidadania and Gerando Facões. The unique format of today’s shows, which features several new artist collaborations, brings with it significant artistic and logistical challenges. It is important to underline that Rock in Rio looks at diversity as a whole in the bill of all stages and an example of this was the Show Para Pop, already held on the Susnet Stage, led by Fafá de Belém with big names from Pará, and which became one of the most emblematic shows in the history of this stage.”

Source: Terra

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