The sound life of Caxias do Sul, Brazil

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« Sound is memory, only memory said the poet Apollinaire. But what are our memories made of? What sounds envelop us? What language cradles our existence? Listen to memories of the city of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, from dawn to night.

This episode was produced as part of the project listen to the world – workshop The soundscape –organized by the University of Caxias do Sul in Brazil in October 2017 by history professor Eliana Rela, contributor to the platformlisten to the world

listen to the world ©Pascale Evrard

Both a radio program broadcast every Sunday in RFI’s news bulletin and a participatory platform, Listening to the World lets people hear the cultures of the world through everyday sounds. Hundreds of shows can be listened to as a podcast on this page, while the evolving platform www.ecouterlemonde.net offers sound postcards and recordings. To date, 245 sound recordings are available for free access.

Mermaids' song
Mermaids’ song © Pascale Evrard

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