Ta Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio

ENGLISH: Tá Ligado is a video series exploring hip-hop culture and urban art spaces for youth in Rio de Janeiro. Created as part of a University of Texas at Austin's Latin American Studies Master's Thesis (Tá Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio) by Jessica Díaz-Hurtado, the video series looks at how culture and the use of space are used to empower young people to build positive self-images. Tá Ligado was filmed during the summer of 2014. 

PORTUGUÊS: Tá Ligado é uma série de vídeos explorando a cultura hip-hop e espaços de arte para os jovens urbanos no Rio de Janeiro. Criado em parte como Tese de Mestrado em Estudos Latino-Americanos (Tá Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio)
por Jessica Diaz-Hurtado da Universidade de Texas, a série de vídeo analisa a forma como a cultura e espaço são utilizados para capacitar os jovens para construir auto-imagens positivas. Tá Ligado foi filmada no verão de 2014.

Ta Ligado 1: Historia e Influencia

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In this first webisode of Ta Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio, Brazilian Zulu Nation members set up the historical scene for hip hip in Brazil in order to get a broader understanding of today's movement.

Ta Ligado 2: Zona Oeste

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Zona Oeste focuses on Rio’s west side budding hip hop scene. Given that zona oeste is often marginalized from the rest of the city, it has created a hip hop community based on resistance and family. Locations: Bangu e Realengo. Featured Organizations: Caixa de Surpresa and Espaço Cultural Viaduto de Realengo

Ta Ligado 3: Mulheres no Mic

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Like in the rest of the world, women have always been marginalized and stereotyped in most movements in capitalist and patriarchal societies. Their presence is an act of resistance and gives voices to those silenced. Mulheres no Mic is a webisode dedicated to the women in the carioca hip hop movement and discusses their experiences as cultural mediators.

Ta Ligado 4: Baixada Fluminese

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Baixada Fluminese ta longe de tudo, is far from everything. It is a place in Rio’s periphery that has been historically excluded from its political, economical and social realm. We interview members of the BF hip hop scene and they tell us their story on their militant stance on hip hop and always keeping it real both in public plazas and in NGO’s. Locations: Morro Agudo e Duque de Caxias. Featured Organizations: Movimento Enraizados and Cypher na Rua.