The singer and samba dancer from Rio de Janeiro Teresa Cristina will receive this year’s Dandara Award. The honor is given by the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) to people who contribute to the valorization of Afro-descendant, Latin American and Caribbean women. The choice for the singer was approved last Wednesday (10), in a vote proposed by deputy Renata Souza (PSOL).
The text will be promulgated by the Board of Directors of the House and published in the Official State Gazette for the next few days.
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“We are very proud to honor the singer and songwriter Teresa Cristina, who built her entire trajectory in the Rio suburbs, also transforming the space for samba circles into more democratic spaces with women. The Dandara Prize concerns black women and this House does justice in awarding them in Black November”, said the deputy when the proposal was accepted.
At the age of 53, Teresa Cristina has more than 25 years of a respected career in the music business. It started in the late 1990s, influenced by the samba artist Candeia’s album Samba de Roda.
During the pandemic, the singer gained national prominence with the lives that you transmitted in your profile of the Instagram, with distinguished guests such as Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Mariana Pitasse