On October 1, the panel Tortilleras – lesbo-poetic convergences, with guests Joana Côrtes, Jadsa and Raíssa Éris Grimm, moderated by Bárbara Esmenia will take place at the Sauna Lésbica. A project created by Bárbara Esmenia that seeks to promote the presence and dissemination of works by Brazilian writers and singers in conjunction with writers and singers from other parts of Abya Yala (Latin America). Created with the aim of expanding knowledge of lesbian poets and singers from this territory, Tortilleras brings together convergences and divergences in the artists’ works.
Joana Côrtes is a black sapatã poet from Sergipe, from the brackish waters of Aracaju (1980). She plays the agogô and is a member of the Afro-Brazilian quilombo-nation Ilú Obá de Min, in São Paulo. A culture journalist at Rádio Nacional and a master’s student in Social History, she is the author of the books Linha de Arrebentação (2021), Cospe-Fogo (2019) and Dossiê Itamaracá (2015).
Jadsa is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and musical director from Salvador, Bahia. She began her professional career collaborating on soundtracks for the Vila Velha Theatre in Salvador, Bahia. Her main artistic references include MPB, rock, blues, jazz and neo-soul. With her first album, Olho de Vidro, Jadsa received two nominations for the Multishow Award 2021, in the breakthrough artist and album of the year categories. She was also at the top of the main lists of the best albums of the year, including the APCA Award 2021.
Raíssa Éris Grimm Cabral is a non-monogamous lesbian. A geographical wanderer, she currently lives in the city of Olinda. She researches connections between groove and word through poetry, guitar and electric double bass. She sews charms of affection, healing and disobedience through her instagram page @agua.ritmica. Author of the book Sapa profana (2018). PhD in psychology from UFSC.
Bárbara Esmenia is a writer, playwright and joker at Theatre of the Oppressed. She is one of the artists in this edition of Sauna Lésbica [Lesbian Sauna] (2023).
Sauna Lésbica is a collective movement for the celebration of Black lesbian and sapatão affectivities and a pleasurable, safe, and provocative space for experiencing politics, the spiritual and the profane, for loving and welcoming.
October 1, 2023
Sunday, 3 pm
Ibirapuera Park, gate 3
Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, s/n