Folklore Festivals Promote Culture of Peace (Brazil)
an article by Helena Lourenço, ABrasOFFA
Video: Brazil Folklore Festival 2013
At the Brazilian Association of Organizers of
Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (ABrasOFFA), we
are once again holding the Brazil FestInFolk-2013,
with Folklore Groups from Argentina, Chile,
Indonesia and Venezuela as well as Brazil.
The folklore group Tambor Tureño y Turen en Danzas from Venezuela - photo by Almanaque Esportivo de Santos.
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Our goal is to bring people together to achieve a
common good that is peace. With this idea in mind,
we began hosting festivals of performing artists,
and this year we celebrate our 26th year of bringing
Folklore Groups from around the world.
Different cultures with very diverse customs and
traditions together make up a beautiful design. In
their show of dance and folk music of every people,
they maintain and win Peace.
The Culture of Peace and Non-violence is promoted
every day on the project as the groups meet,
exchange experiences and values of friendliness,
good practice, and making peace between peoples.
During the 15 days of the Festival the folk groups
live together and take their art and a taste of
their country on visits to schools. In this way,
they allow the students to experience peace
through dance and music.
The students experience
different customs, politics, and religions which
makes for tolerance and which creates a bridge
between different peoples. In this way, the
search for peace becomes more real each day.
For more information about the project, visit our
Blog - abrasoffaong
(Click here for a Portuguese version of this article)