Tabuluja (Wake up)

Direction
Shambuyi Wetu, Rose Satiko Hikiji, Jasper Chalcraft
Year of publication
2017
Duration
11'25''
Synopsis

In his performances Shambuyi Wetu, an artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo and a refugee in São Paulo, constructs narratives about the diaspora experience and the situation of l’homme noir in the world. Part of the Afro-Sampas collection, the film Tabuluja is a collaboration between the artist and the anthropologists Rose Satiko Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft. The research and filming explores the experiences of African musicians, dancers and artists currently residing in São Paulo, and is part of the project “Being/Becoming African in Brazil: migrating musics and heritages”

Directed by: Shambuyi Wetu, Rose Satiko Hikiji, Jasper Chalcraft
Camera: Jasper Chalcraft e Rose Satiko Hikiji
Sound: Ricardo Dionisio
Edition: Leo Fuzer
Original Soundtrack: Yannick Delass
Production: Laboratório de Imagem e Som em Antropologia / LISA-USP
Grant: Fapesp (Processos Fapesp 2016/05318-7 & 2016/06840-9)
Brasil, 2017

Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji is a professor of the Department of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, and a visiting researcher at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). Coordinator of the Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology (LISA-USP). Co-director of Violão-Canção: Brazilian Soul, The Eagle, Fabrik Funk, Art and the Street, director of Quebrada's Cinema, among other ethnographic films. She develops the project project “Being/Becoming African in Brazil: migrating musics and heritages” with Jasper Chalcraft, funded by Fapesp (Fapesp grants 2016/05318-7, 2016/06840-9 and 2016/24445-0).

Jasper Chalcraft is Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Sussex University, working on the Cultural Base project on heritage and identities. His publications include The Making of Heritage: seduction and disenchantment, co-edited with Camila del Mármol & Marc Morell; ‘Decolonizing the site: the problems and pragmatics of World Heritage in Italy, Libya and Tanzania’, in D. Berliner & C. Brumann (eds) World Heritage on the Ground: ethnographic perspectives; and (with P. Magaudda) ‘Space is the Place: the global localities of the Sónar and WOMAD music festivals’, in L. Giorgi et al. (eds) Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere. He develops the project project “Being/Becoming African in Brazil: migrating musics and heritages” with Rose Satiko Hikiji, funded by Fapesp (Fapesp grants 2016/05318-7, 2016/06840-9).

Shambuyi Wetu is an artist from Democratic Republic of Congo who lives in São Paulo, Brazil, as a refugee since 2014. Shambuyi is a sculptor, painter and performance artist and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa.