In addition to being sponsor of the sixth edition of SIM São Paulo, and being responsible for the disputed Oi LabSonica Space in the Hanging Garden of the CCSP, Oi also presented a number of projects, including LabSonica and ASA (Arte Sônica Amplificada), and spoke about their sponsorship of the music sector, represented by Victor D'Almeida (Oi Futuro).

The panel was attended by artists and producers: Camila Garófalo (SÊLA / SP), which was supported by Oi Labsonica to release a compilation produced and performed by women; Larissa Conforto, who in addition to the SÁLA compilation, was also selected by ASA; Reneé Chalu (Festival Se Rasgum / PA), a festival sponsored by the Oi Futuro Bridges program in partnership with the British Council; Carlos Albuquerque (Festival Ultrasonidos / RJ), which in 2019 will take place in the Oi LabSonica space, in Rio; and Rodrigo Garcia (Selo Porangareté / RJ), also supported by LabSonica.

"Working as anetworj is very important. The idea of SÊLA is to bring together women throughout the production chain and this is the basis of the partnership of SÊLA with LabSonica," explained Camila Garófalo. "Oi is planting seeds for trees to grow on their own. Sponsorship is a start, but it doesn’t stop there. Try to do innovative things," added Larissa Conforto. "We have so much to do in the cultural sector, even more so in the coming year. May we break the established patterns! At ASA we discuss this, thinking of other ways to make music. "

" Our hope is for there to be more studios in Brazil, more LabSonicas," said Victor D'Almeida. "In the first semester we are going to publish new guidelines for the assignment of spaces. In January a new edict for the Bridges program for British artists [who come to Brazil, as was the case with Se Rasgum, who brought the AK/DK to perform an artistic residency with local act Uaná System].

“Increasingly, we have fewer [public incentives for culture], so we have to be creative,” said Victor D'Almeida.

* Text: Bruno Dias Photo: Victor Balde

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