From a Pandemic I created hope

Valéria Barbosa
Posted September 10, 2020 from Brazil
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I'm Valéria Barbosa poet, singer, songwriter, illustrator, creator and manager of Soiree at Slum. I come to present my illustrations to the world. They were elevated on the computer, using the Paint program. I do fabric research to create clothes and movements, cut out, lap, sometimes I use Power Point art to give some style. In this presentation in addition to my illustrations I bring a Composition: Sound of Afrocanto, I sing a composition of my own.

On 4/4/2020 I decided to create a Sarau in the Favela and bring people together. Today Sarau has 309 artists, each day more arrive, it is already in 13 Brazilian states and 3 participations from other countries. It is worth mentioning that the artists are loyal, that is, they have already sent more than one video to the Sarau and participate in the Facebook page and group. I am a poet, composer, singer and I like to draw, I hardly show my art because I think I need to manage. I only enter the scene at the Sarau in the Favela as an artist when it is necessary to speak about Rights using any of the artistic languages ​​that I have. I will try to make the artists that are at the Sarau present their works here. To start I will send a video with my art.

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Jill Langhus
Sep 11
Sep 11

Hello Dear Valéria,

How are you and your family doing, dear? How talented you are! Thanks so much for sharing:-) That's amazing that you created all that artwork yourself, as well as the song.

Hope you have a good, safe weekend, dear!

XX

Nini Mappo
Sep 11
Sep 11

Hello Valeria,
Congratulations on being able to get so many people to work together, and your growing cross border network. It took me a long time trying to figure out your art, and I did finally see the lady of the sea:) She's beautiful.

Hello, dear Valeria,

Wow! You created art via Paint on Computer! Amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity and resourcefulness with us. I hope you can join us at our upcoming Encourager Party this Friday, dear. Please register here: https://bit.ly/EncouragerParty
You may check the timezone here: http://bit.ly/EncouragerPartyTimezones

Hope to see you, dear artistic sister!

Kabahenda
Oct 09
Oct 09

Wow Valeria! Wow!

My dear sister, you never cease to impress me with your vitality, your energy, and your love for your community which must be one of the motivating factors for what you do.

What you are doing creating Sarau, bringing arts in favellas together and promoting their talents is priceless.

You really deserve a medal, and I hope that some day, some authority will recognize your immense contribution to your society and reward you accordingly.

Brazil needs more women of your calibre. I applaud you and encourage you to keep up this amazing work. More power to you.

Valéria Barbosa
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thank you my sister

Alessandra Chiareli
Oct 18
Oct 18

Congratulations, Valéria! Beautiful work. How wonderful to find a fellow Brazilian sister in World Pulse who is having such a positive impact in her local community. Parabéns!

Valéria Barbosa
Oct 18
Oct 18

Gratidão