" Sensimillia John " is a rap band of Cubatão, a town on the outskirts of the port of Santos located at 60 kilometers from San Pablo. Their songs have the daily lives of young nose of the manufacturing district , a slum built on the edge of classic Brazil's largest petrochemical complex. This territory, known nationwide as the " Vale da Morte " for many years and considered as one of the most polluted in the world, suffer from the common problems of all urban industrial area, working and relegated : unemployment, institutional violence , police repression and unhealthy. Lady Alissinho , Give , Lucas and Djbebo sing Cubatão as they walk it : living with the contradiction of having a place and trying , in turn , to combat the stigma generated by newspapers after each environmental accident happened in the area. " Cubatão managed to recover " they say, " in the place where babies were born without brains , now we the generation of kids thinking " .
Link to download the CD of Sensimilla John.
Work realized for the third E.Co, Encuentro de Colectivos iberoamericanos, in the city of Santos. Thanks to Estudio Magdalena and Rafael and Oliver of Midia Ninja.
Detail of a mural at an abandoned roadside source . The drawing is made with traditional Portuguese ceramic and depicts a moment of the Portuguese colonial era.
"Role" of the band Sensimillia John in one of the displaced neighborhoods of the city of Cubatão..
DJ Bebo, A band member takes a break in the recording studio.
View of one of the petroleum refineries in Cubatão from the Fabril neighborhood.
Show of Sensimillia John in the streets of Cubatão.
View of petrochemical complex from the bus.
Andres Luiz sleep after a show.
In their lyrics, the band talks about caipira and caiçaras. The inhabitants of the interior of St. Paul. A look from the mountain and others from the coast.
Across the highway, walking 30 minutes up the pipeline you reach a waterfall.
View of petrochemical complex surrounding Cubatão.... (+)