30 representatives from quilombola communities participate in a Podcast training

The program “Minha Vida Quilombola” will tell the stories, culture, social challenges, and defense of the rights of remaining quilombola communities in Brazil.

Brasilia, April 5, 2023: Thirty representatives of quilombola communities from 13 Brazilian states have been selected to participate, from April to September 2023, in the podcast program “Minha Vida Quilombola”. The training will help creators of quilombola podcasts, even for those who have no previous experience in producing new stories and perspectives that stand out in the podsphere.

According to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Tobias Bradford, “There are many voices and many stories that we don’t know about and deserve to be heard. This initiative is part of an effort to make us aware and respect each other’s experience even more. These podcasters will be great storytellers and I look forward to hearing them.”

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil in partnership with Far Away Projects – a non-profit organization that supports global social impact projects around the world.

For six months, two representatives from each of the 15 selected communities will receive hybrid training with content ranging from creating professional audio content using podcasting, production format, pitch selection, and source to independent media distribution.

At the end of the training, the participants will come to Brasilia to present a professional podcast series that will tell the story, culture, social challenges and defense of the rights of the remaining quilombo communities in Brazil.

Selected communities:

  • Quilombo Carrasco, Alagoas
  • Quilombo Barranco de São Benedito da Praça 14, Amazonas
  • Quilombo Bananeiras, Bahia
  • Quilombo Quixada, Ceará
  • Quilombo Kalunga, Goiás
  • Quilombo Mesquita, Goiás
  • Quilombo Canelatiua, Maranhão
  • Quilombo Rampa, Maranhão
  • Quilombo Arturos, Minas Gerais
  • Quilombo Cachoeira Porteira, Pará
  • Quilombo Sussarana, Piauí
  • Quilombo Pedra do Sal, Rio de Janeiro
  • Quilombo Vidal Martins, Santa Catarina
  • Quilombo Iporanga, São Paulo
  • Quilombo Galvão, São Paulo