© Pietro Baroni
2007-2016


In recent years, in Brazil, a movement has gained much strength inside and outside the virtual environment and militancy spaces: the Geraçao Tombamento (from the Portuguese "overturning generation").
It is an urban movement led by young blacks who seek to rebuild their aesthetics and save their black identity, in a racist and homophobic society.
Aesthetic reconstruction includes extraordinary curly hair, colorful braids, ethnic prints, turbans. The term "tombar" means "sweeping" or "creating wonder wherever you go".
It is a self-acceptance lesson that is inseparable from political consciousness.
Artists such as Rico Dalassam or Elza Soares (the historical queen of this movement) become icons of the Geraçao Tombamento and with their colorful looks inspire a legion of young people all over Brazil.
The goal is to gain space in Brazilian culture through aesthetic irreverence and the strengthening of black culture.
The generation is influenced by the afropunk movement (from the United States and Europe), the Rebel Fashion (South Africa) and the sapeurs (subculture from Congo).
The Geraçao Tombamento is a movement gathering every day more and more young in the struggle for representativeness and fashion, music and political commitment.

Here are a series of portraits of movement representatives in Rio de Janeiro.

 
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Jefferson Ricardo da Silva (1989), better known by his stage name Rico Dalasam, is a singer, composer and Brazilian rapper. Openly gay, he is representative of the LGBT community denominated queer rap. He quotes Rick James, Prince and André 3000 as musical influences. [3]
One of his musical inspirations is the acceptance of our sexuality.
He released his debut album Orgunga in June 2016, whose title combines the words "pride, black and gay” (orgulho, negro e gay” in portuguese).

 
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MC Carol, stage name of Carolina de Oliveira Lourenço (1993), is a Brazilian singer and composer. She is known for her social themes regarding feminism and, at the same time, double entendre songs related to explicit sex.

 
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Artur and Uyl Figueiredo, are two twins, stylist and beauty artist.
They work in Rio de Janeiro with a lot of photographers and musicians.

 
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Gessica Justino is a producer of creative solutions, cultural analyst, specializes in popular behavior, trends, urban culture, diversity and society.

 
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Gabi Monteiro develops fashion to arouse questionings.
She works with a lot of brands in Brazil.

 
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Sabrina Fidalgo (Rio de Janeiro) is a filmmaker, screenwriter, actress and Brazilian producer.

 
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Gabi Monteiro develops fashion to arouse questionings.
She works with a lot of brands in Brazil.

 
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Marcão Baixada (the real name is Marcus V. R. da Silva) isa a rapper working in suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. His topics are politics and social issues of black people in Brazil.

 
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Tamyris Reis popular DJ Tamy, isa DJ working since she was 14. His main sound style is HipHop. She worked with a lot of great international artists such as De La Soul, Karol Conká, Emicida.

 
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Tamyris Reis popular DJ Tamy, isa DJ working since she was 14. His main sound style is HipHop. She worked with a lot of great international artists such as De La Soul, Karol Conká, Emicida.

 
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Artur and Uyl Figueiredo, are two twins, stylist and beauty artist.
They work in Rio de Janeiro with a lot of photographers and musicians.

 
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Elza Soares (1937) is a Brazilian samba recording artist. She was married to Brazilian football player Garrincha. In 1999, she was elected by the BBC Radio as the Brazilian singer of the millennium. Last album A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (2016) is the best album of the year in Brasil.