I’ve been listening to some good music. Davi Moraes is a guitarrist and composer from Bahia who mixes ijexá and black music. Another interesting brazilian artist with a similar style is Lucas Santanna. In both Lucas’ albums (“Eletro Ben Dodo” and “Parada de Lucas”) he plays with a very “light” band with a strong base on acoustic guitar and african percussion (no drums).
Carol and I have been watching lots of movies. Some of them:
- Daredevil (nice)
- 50 First Dates (cute but too obvious)
- Derailed (interesting!)
- Running Scared (so so)
- Superman Returns (rock!)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (very nice!)
- Freedomland (crap script)
- The Italian Job (interesting)
- Munich (cool)
The III Festival Software Livre da Bahia will take place on August 24, 25 and 26 at UNIME in Lauro de Freitas/BA (a city very near to Salvador, the state capital). I’ll be giving 2 talks and 2 workshops:
- Talk — Intro to (aka Booting on) Free Software
- Talk — How to contribute to GNOME
- Workshop — Translating GNOME to Brazilian Portuguese
- Workshop — How to send your first patch to GNOME
The III Festival schedule has some very interesting talks from cool free software people like Otavio Salvador (Debian), Gustavo Pacheco (OpenOffice.org/BrOffice.org), Hugo Cisneiros (The Linux Manual/Fedora Brasil), Imre Simon (USP), Pedro Kröger (Debian-BR-CDD/Lisp Brasil/Lilypond), Alexandre Oliva (FSF Latin America), Sérgio Amadeu (USP), and many, many others! What is really interesting about this event is that it gives a very strong emphasis on the social role of free software. We try to connect the free software movement with other social movements like the Solidary Economy movement, public digital/social inclusion projects and so on. The organization team has done a great job! Congratulations!
If you want to meet nice people, visit a wonderful place and attend a great event for free, come to our Festival!