Black Conscience Day - IX
November 20th is Black Conscience Day in Brazil and is remembered as the one on which ZUMBI, a black slave hero who fought in the 1690s against the colonizers, died.
This last series of photos was taken during last week’s filming of our first Music Video Clip, Valor Negro (Negro Value). Above, members of the Banda Beija-Flor make use of their recent training with African instruments to create the right sound for the Maculelê sequence (African inspired folkloric dance connected to Capoeira), whilst kids from Capoeira Beija-Flor do the dancing.
The music video project is part of the practical training curricula for the students of the professional media courses offered by SENAC - Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial (National Service of Commercial Apprenticeship), and the continuation of a recent experience we had with the school on a similar music video project for a professional band, which was filmed at Hummingbird.
SENAC was created by the National Confederation of Commerce and has been active throughout Brazil since 1946. SENAC offers educational and professional training courses in a variety of areas such as; Hotel and Tourism, Gastronomy and Nutrition, Languages, Cinema, Video and TV, Radio and Audio, Arts and Culture, Journalism and Publicity, Photography, Administration and Marketing, Health and Beauty, Fashion and Design, Environment, Gardening and Landscaping, Multimedia and Graphics Design, Third Sector, Telecommunications, Computers and Internet...etc.
The institutional mission of SENAC is to provide development through knowledge, to people and organisations, by means of educational actions with a commitment to social responsibility.