Music on MCB | Carlinhos Antunes e Orquestra Mundana Refugi
On May 13, Sunday at 11am, the Museu da Casa Brasileira, institution of the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture, will host Carlinhos Antunes and Orquestra Mundana Refugi on stage for a special presentation on Mother’s Day.
The group, which includes refugee musicians from various countries, includes in their repertoire their own compositions and traditional themes from Palestine, Iran, Guinea, Congo and Brazil, as well as Arabic and Persian songs. Its members use instruments such as kanun, accordion, piano, violin, Chinese zither, bouzouki, among others.
The Orquestra Mundana Refugi comes from the original formation of the Orquestra Mundana, which brought together professional musicians from different locations who lived or were in São Paulo. After 15 years, Refugi was constituted by musical workshops offered by Sesc São Paulo for immigrants and refugees, a project idealized by the musical director Carlinhos Antunes himself and the social worker Cleo Regina Miranda. The objective was to welcome and integrate those who chose to live in São Paulo, whether by their own choice or not.
The group gained prominence due to its social relevance, and earlier this year the UN National Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) held an international meeting regarding their daily lives in rehearsals and presentations. The orchestra has also performed at Sesc Pompeia and Casa de Francisca, and in January 2019 will participate in the first international festival in Bahia.
1. Levyana (Carlinhos Antunes)
2. Ayacucho + Male Betulia (Carlinhos Antunes)
3. Abertura Refugi (Carlinhos Antunes)
4. Trilogia (Carlinhos Antunes)
5. Mungu (Carlinhos Antunes)
6. Balafon (Carlinhos Antunes)
7. Barqueiros (Carlinhos Antunes)
8. Por mar ser outro foi (Carlinhos Antunes)
9. Caravanas (Carlinhos Antunes)
10. Baião de Cinco (Carlinhos Antunes)
11. Africanita (Carlinhos Antunes)
About the Music project at MCB
With continuous editions since 1999, the Music project at MCB has benefited more than 240 thousand people, who had free access to shows from groups such as Pau Brasil, Zimbo Trio, Fine Thing Project, Bachiana Jovem Orchestra, Grupo Aum, Mawaca and Traditional Jazz Band , among others. The presentations, which take place on stage set up on the terrace of the Casa Brasileira Museum between March and December, currently gather around 400 spectators on average every Sunday.
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the São Paulo State Department of Culture, is dedicated to the preservation and diffusion of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country that specializes in architecture and design. The MCB program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes activities of the educational service, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of a critical thinking in themes such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economy urban mobility and sustainability. Among its innumerable initiatives, the MCB Design Prize, the main award of the segment in the country, made since 1986; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve memory about the rich diversity of the country.
Music on MCB – Season 19
Carlinhos Antunes and Mundana Refugi Orchestra
Day and Time: May 13, Sunday, at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Museu da Casa Brasileira
Av. Faria Lima, 2.705 – Jd. PaulistanO
Tel .: (11) 3032.3727
Tue. to sun. from 10am to 6pm