Presenting: Lusophone Beats
I am a social researcher and cultural activist. Interested in postcolonial issues, intrigued by the world, amazed by the power of arts! Music is just one side of the story! I strongly believe in teamwork and being part of Lusophone Beats is great experience.
I have lived in different places but only in tiny old Europe. I am now enjoying Perth, its peaceful corners and joining in new activist causes! I have been volunteering all my life in: Heritage sites, social forums, Olympic Games, breastfeeding cafes, music and dance festivals… being part of a community it’s all about making the most of being in the right place at the right time! I am very excited about being part of this new project!
How did you become involved in the station?
A call out from Hugo Mora, the man with the vision! And the tremendous wish of doing something different!
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Sara Tavares – Balance
- Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
- Zebda – Essence Ordinaire
- Jorge Palma – Só
- Albert Pla and Pascal Comelade – Somiatruites
And just for the record, I won’t get struck in Mars before knowing much more of our very own Earth! So, there are many more than 5 with me, always!
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
I have worked in different supports of media, I have done documentary, but never radio. The challenge sounded like an amazing opportunity to try something new and to share amazing music being produced in very “exotic” locations from a Perthian perspective. And because when I arrived, little more than seven months ago, someone gave me a list of local radios, among those was one favourite – RTRFM! I just love the variety!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
You will find out soon!
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
I think all are doing a great job at RTRFM, so I would rather prefer to answer the question: what else I would like to do? A broadcast around social and cultural activism, because there is a lot going on! Lyrics, performances… takes so little to focus on a better possible world!
What do you do in real life?
In real life I am a mother of 3, a social researcher with a PhD work in progress on Cultural Policies regarding African Arts back in London, and a curious chef… life feels good between friends, family and travels!