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Smoke of Cubatão

" 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.

The web: http://sensimillaj.wix.com/sensimillajhon

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.

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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.

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"Role" of the band Sensimillia John in one of the displaced neighborhoods of the city of Cubatão..

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DJ Bebo, A band member takes a break in the recording studio.

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View of one of the petroleum refineries in Cubatão from the Fabril neighborhood.

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Show of Sensimillia John in the streets of Cubatão.

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View of petrochemical complex from the bus.

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Andres Luiz sleep after a show.

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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.

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Across the highway, walking 30 minutes up the pipeline you reach a waterfall.

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View of petrochemical complex surrounding Cubatão.... (+)

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