What do African musicians and artists who arrived in São Paulo in recent years bring in their luggage? What impacts do they have on the artistic worlds and on social struggles in the city?


The Afro-Sampas website brings together, in films and essays, the music and art that are born from the encounters between Africans and other inhabitants of this megalopolis.


Visit and watch the full documentary Woya Hayi Mawe – Where are you going?, starring the Mozambican Lenna Bahule, and the short Tabuluja (Wake up!), with the Congolese Shambuyi Wetu. Also visit Afro-Sampas, the meeting of Lenna, Yannick Delass (Democratic Republic of Congo), Edoh Amassize and Sassou Espoir Ametoglo (Togo) with Brazilians Ari Colares, Chico Saraiva and Meno Del Picchia. Also access photo essays, performance records and more.


Afro-Sampas is the result of the project “Making music and African cultural heritage in São Paulo”, developed by anthropologists Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft, together with the FAPESP Thematic Project “Local music: new tracks for Ethnomusicology” (2016/05318- 7), and has the support of the Pro-Rectory of Culture and Extension of the University of São Paulo through the 5th EDITAL SANTANDER/USP/FUSP for the Promotion of Culture and Extension Initiatives.

The book, which has just come out by aba publications label, is available on aba's website: http://www.aba.abant.org.br/publicacoes - the volume titles are organized alphabetically. With this link, you can access directly!

"New York, another city", a film by Brazilian anthropologists and documentary filmmakers André Lopes (phD candidate PPGAS-USP) and Joana Brandão (UFSB), was awarded last Saturday, March 27, with the award for best documentary short at the international ethnographic film festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI). The film was awarded the Marsh Short Film Prize which awards "the most outstanding short documentary in anthropology or archaeology", according to the festival's words. RAI is one of the largest and most important ethnographic film festivals in the world, having received film entries from 75 countries in 2021. The film was the only Brazilian work awarded at the festival.

"New York, another city" (2019, 18 min) recounts the experience of Brazilian indigenous filmmaker Patrícia Ferreira Para Yxapy in New York and her reflections when visiting the American Museum of Natural History. By deconstructing the colonial strategies of representation of the great museum through the gaze of Patricia herself, the documentary is an exercise in reverse anthropology, in which western ways of thinking and representing indigenous peoples are scrutinized by the powerful speeches of the indigenous filmmaker. The contradictions of life in the North American metropolis and of non-indians in general are also addressed by the young leadership of the Mbya Guarani people compared to the ways of their people's existence.

André Lopes is a phD student by Professor Renato Sztutman in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, and, like Joana Brandão, made the film during a period of research abroad, when the filmmakers remained as visiting researchers in the Department of Anthropology of The University of New York, under the guidance of Professor Faye Ginsburg. Both had a grant from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).

Watch the movie trailer at the link:


The full movie is available for a limited time at the link:


In addition to Anthropology, other three areas of FFLCH are among the top 50 in the world. Click here to check it out.

Completing five years of existence, the Encyclopedia of Anthropology - http://ea.fflch.usp.br - has just acquired ISSN - 2676-038X (online). In addition, the EA website was updated and improved, and the editorial board expanded, with the incorporation of colleagues from UNICAMP, UNIFESP, UFSCAR and UNESP- Arar. The Encyclopedia is also found on Facebook and Twitter.

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Three films made by researchers from PPGAS-USP received the Pierre Verger award at the 32nd. Brazilian Anthropology Meeting.

The Pierre Verger Award (PPV) for ethnographic films, from the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA) and the Visual Anthropology Committee (CAV), was created in 1996 and now, in 2020, celebrates its 24th anniversary. The inclusion of the award for photo-ethnographic essays appeared a few years later, in 2002, and completes 18 years in this edition.

The films are available until 11/06 on the award website: https://ppv.abant.org.br/filmes/

Woya Hayi Mawe - Where are you going?, by Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji (DA teacher) and Jasper Chalcraft, received the award for best medium film.
Click here to check out the movie (you must register on the website).

Monocultura da Fé, by Joana Moncau and Gabriela Moncau (master's student PPGAS, supervised by Heloisa Buarque de Almeida), was awarded 2nd place in the short film category
Click here to check out the movie (you must register on the website).

Ãjãí: the ball game of Mỹky and Manoki, by André Lopes (PhD student PPGAS, supervised by Renato Sztutman) and Typju Mỹky, received an honorable mention.
Click here to check the movie. (you must register on the website).

Deserved tribute to Professor Kabengele Munanga, who received this 32nd. RBA
the Roquette Pinto medal. His speech on receiving the award is an evident demonstration
its trajectory, its anti-racist struggle and how much that struggle is still necessary, until
even in an association such as ABA and in academic circles in general.
Established in 2003, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1st RBA, the Roquette Pinto medal is the
most important distinction granted to people, whose trajectory and work have
made significant contributions to the various dimensions in Anthropology.

Congratulations Kabê !!!

Three students from the Social Sciences course at FFLCH-USP received the Lévi-Strauss award at the 32nd. Brazilian Anthropology Meeting.

The Lévi-Strauss Award is an initiative of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology in honor of Claude Lévi-Strauss's contribution to Anthropology and aims to stimulate new careers and give visibility to the original and high-quality academic production developed during graduation.

Poster mode:

Kelwin Marques Garcia dos Santos

Advisor: Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji
The constitution of the body and the locality in maracatu de baque virado: an approach based on multimodal anthropology.

Presentation link of Kelwin's work during the award.

Laila Zilber Kontic

Advisor: Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
The Yanomami and shamanism through Claudia Andujar's photographs

Link to the presentation of Laila's work during the award.

Article mode:

2nd Place: Ana Carolina Braga Azevedo

Advisor: Heloisa Buarque de Almeida

"Disputing categories: the clashes and political / militant, media and legal narratives around a public case"

To check the presentation of the works presented during the event, click here.

From the occurrence of the pandemic COVID-19, with the interruption of face-to-face classes and the implementation of remote teaching strategies, especially mediated by digital technologies, the dissemination of the debate around the qualitative and equitable realization of the right to education in the face of inequalities has grown access and use of networks, devices and media languages. Challenges that became more evident with the intensification of activities mediated by these resources, but that were already revealed a few decades ago by specialists dedicated to the study of educational policies, especially public ones. On the other hand, changes in teaching and learning practices have also led to reflections on the future of education, on the role of school and university institutions, as well as on a possible opening of the educational process for the hybridization of spaces, times and means of knowledge acquisition.

These themes are part of the debate Digital teaching in Brazil and the use of technology in education, based mainly on the indicators collected by the ICT Education survey, carried out by the Regional Center for Studies for the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br), a linked research center. to the Ponto Br Information and Coordination Center (NIC.br). For ten years, the ICT Education research has investigated the access and use of technologies and the development of digital skills in Basic Education. Conducted in person and by telephone, using structured questionnaires, the survey annually interviews students, teachers, pedagogical coordinators and managers of public and private schools, in urban and rural areas, in order to contribute to the development of digital educational policies more effective.

Daniela Costa holds a PhD in Education and a Master in Communication and Semiotics, both from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Researcher in the areas of education, technology and language, she coordinates the ICT Education research, a national study on the access and use of technologies and the development of digital skills by students and teachers in Brazilian schools, at the Regional Center for Studies for the Development of Society Information (Cetic.br), department of Ponto BR's Information and Coordination Center (NIC.br).

Mediation: Claudine Dutra Melo Cruz - Historian, Master's student in the Postgraduate Program in Humanities, Rights and Other Legitimacy and member of the Research Group “Arab, African, Asian and South American themes, representations and diasporic communities” ( FFLCH / USP / CNPq) and NAP Brasil África / USP. Founder and Educator of EtnicoEduc - educational consultancy. Human Rights Activist.
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Three films produced with the support of LISA are competing for the Pierre Verger Award at ABA this year, between October 26th and 30th!

Are they:
Ãjãí. The head game of Myky and Manoki by André Lopes and Typju Myky - Check out the Trailer!
New York, another city by André Lopes and Joana Brandão - Check out the Trailer!
Woya Hayi Mawe - Where are you going? by Rose Satiko G. Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft - Check out the Trailer!

The Pierre Verger Award (PPV) for ethnographic films, from the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA) and the Visual Anthropology Committee (CAV), was created in 1996 and now, in 2020, celebrates its 24th anniversary. The inclusion of the award for photo-ethnographic essays appeared a few years later, in 2002, and completes 18 years in this edition.

In this 32nd Brazilian Meeting of Anthropology, PPV happens as a pre-event of the Brazilian Meeting of Anthropology, between October 26th and 30th. For the first time, and due to the pandemic caused by the Corona virus, this 13th edition of Ethnographic Films and the 10th edition of photographic essays will be held in a remote format. Altogether there will be 21 ethnographic films and 20 photo essays competing in the 2020 awards.

You must register to see the films and watch the scheduled debates.
The movie links will be available from 10/26 to 6/11/2020

Website: ppv.abant.org.br
To register: ppv.abant.org.br/signup
To enter: ppv.abant.org.br/signin/