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Black Lives Matter

The Brazilian police killed 16 people per day in 2017 and 3/4 of the victims were black people. Recently, a Brazilian called Evaldo Rosa dos Santos, father, worker, musician, and black, was killed in Rio de Janeiro with 80 rifle bullets shot by the police. Everyday, the statistics and the news show that the police uses more force when dealing with black people and it seems obvious that, in Brazil, the state bullet uses to find a black skin to rest.

Unfortunately, the brutal force and violence by the state and the police to black people is not a problem only in this country. It is a global reality that led to the creation of an international movement called Black Lives Matter (BLM), a movement against all types of racism towards the black people specially by the police and the state. The BLM movement also aims to connect black people of the entire world against the violence and for justice.

In our work, we try to establish a link between the reality of black people in Brazil with the culture of black people around the world, connecting people and artists to perform a tribute to the black lives harved by the state force. For this, the piece uses web content, news, pictures, YouTube’s videos, and more, to create a collage of visual and musical environment merged with expressive movements of a dance, combining technology and gestures. Black culture beyond violence because we believe that black lives matter.


  • Avner Maximiliano de Paulo
  • Carlos Eduardo Oliveira de Souza
  • Bruna Guimaraes Lima e Silva
  • Maria Esther


  • (2019 / 09 / 26) Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (SBCM). São João del-Rei.

Publications about it


  1. Avner Paulo, Carlos Eduardo Oliveira de Souza, Bruna Guimarães Lima e Silva, Flávio Schiavoni, and Adilson Siqueira. 2019. Black Lives Matter. In Proceedings of the 17th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music, 231–232.
      author = {Paulo, Avner and de Souza, Carlos Eduardo Oliveira and e Silva, Bruna Guimar\~{a}es Lima and Schiavoni, Fl\'avio and Siqueira, Adilson},
      title = {Black Lives Matter},
      pages = {231-232},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 17th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music},
      editor = {Schiavoni, Fl\'{a}vio and Tavares, Tiago and Constante, Rog\'erio and Rossi, R\'egis},
      year = {2019},
      month = sep,
      publisher = {Sociedade Brasileira de Computa\c{c}\~{a}o},
      address = {S\~{a}o Jo\~{a}o del-Rei - MG - Brazil}

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