Music from Bahia, Movies and Festival

August 14, 2006

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:

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 (, 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!

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