One of Brazil’s most important groups for preserverance of black culture, the Solano Trindade Popular Theater celebrates 40 years

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Note from BW of Brazil: One of the most important figures in Afro-Brazilian History and Culture, Solando Tridade was born on July 24, 1908, in the district of San José, in Recife, Pernambuco. Besides being a poet, he was also a painter, playwright, actor and folklorist; a legitimate poet of black resistance par excellence. In 1930, he began to compose Afro-Brazilian poems. In 1934, he idealized the first Afro-Brazilian Congress in Recife and in 1936 participated in the second Afro-Brazilian Congress in Salvador, Bahia. In 1936, he founded the Frente Negra Pernambucana (Pernambuco Black Front) and the Centro de Cultura Afro-Brasileiro (Afro-Brazilian Culture Centre), for the dissemination of black intellectuals and artists. In 1940, he moved to Belo Horizonte. After arriving in Rio Grande do Sul, settling for a time in Pelotas, where he founded with poet Balduíno de Oliveira a folk art group, which didn’t move forward because of…

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