Last weekend singer Sister Ribeiro He saw his name in controversy because of a video he shared Rita Pereira on social networks. The actress showed off her new look on music Toga’s daughterby Sister Ribeiro and He was accused of cultural appropriation, in this case of African culture.
“They have seen me origin and want a poster / I am white for blacks for whites I am black / I am a mixture of land and discovery / Angolan past Lisbon future”, during a thread excerpt shared by Rita Pereira on her Instagram account.
However, this Thursday, July 21, Sister Ribeiro decided to break the silence on the controversy.
“I was wondering if you would publish this post or not, but in accordance with my principles and the sense of the mission of “Filha da Tuga” I do not want to stop expressing this. Filha da Tuga was produced by three people, my friends and I are authors whom I love very much”, I started mentioning it on social media.
“This story has been put into a poem based on how I feel, based on my life […] This song touches many wounds that are still open in many people. However, I also believe that it is achieved in the discussion and dialogue that has been initiated, in the potential to allow us to better understand the other, their pain and scars and to make a small contribution to the necessary collective reconciliation. At no time did I want to put myself in the position of the victim. I just wanted to tell my story, our truth, and always be aware of the special place I find myself in, even because of the insight my location brings me.‘, reinforced.
“At such a sensitive moment when we talk a lot about anti-racism, the phrase “I am a mixture of land and discovery” is misinterpreted.. The discovery speaks of resuming my ancestors’ life in a new country, in 1975, to discover a new beginning”, explained so far.
“I am the daughter of Angolan parents. I was raised by my maternal grandparents who came from Angola. I was raised with Angolan culture at homeAnd the Summer was happier with the arrival of my cousins from Angola and endless running in the hallway of my Aunt Elisa Dr. Odivelas’ house [… ] If it wasn’t enough for me to have the right to raise my own culture, I also respect it a lot. TheI read it a few years ago and last year in more depth. Since wisdom is not a scarce resource, I always feel I have more to learn and want to tell my son the story as it really happened.”He remembers.
Then the artist explained what prompted her to launch this theme. “When I decided to release “Filha da Tuga”, the impulse was the urgent need to tell my story and wish the stories of many people […] I am the daughter of a Toga, I am the result of the mixture, I lift life with pride and do not crave parting. I dream of understanding, sharing and fighting for all that has not yet been conquered, for less colors and more sympathy. I fight for racism so that it is not a matter of opinion.”confirmed.
“It is necessary to speak, without attacking, without exception. It is necessary to rebuild and tell the story as it really happened and pass it on to the world. I’ll always be here, ready to listen. Thanks. sister”he added.
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