Words by Gus Isherwood
Brazil’s international MIMO festival enjoys its 10th anniversary
From Friday August 23, three of Brazil’s most spectacular cities will host two weeks of international music as part of the 10th MIMO cultural festival. The festival’s line-up includes the likes of Herbie Hancock, Gilberto Gil, Madredeus, Ibrahim Maalouf, Richard Galliano, Nelson Friere, João Bosco, Guillaume Perret and Nouvelle Vague. Performances will take place in churches, squares and courtyards amidst the baroque architecture of the historical cities Paraty, Ouro Preto and Olinda.
The festival programme, presented by the Ministry of Culture also includes a MIMO Film Festival, for which actor and film-maker Rejane Zilles has hand-picked a mixture of 29 music-themed movies, shorts, animations and documentaries to be shown. As well as this, there’ll also be an educational programme and MIMO for Kids, featuring masterclasses and workshops given by the festival’s performing artists, and a series of lectures on Brazilian arts and culture.
If all that’s not enough, the festival will be showered with poetry, read to the sound of church bells, and there will be a commemorative photography exhibition celebrating MIMO’s 10th anniversary.
All events at the festival are free and more information can be found at http://www.mimo.art.br/