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The reaction to the album Africa Brasil, by Jorge Ben, in a village in Zambia.

Vídeo by Leonardo Salomão and Daniella Schuarts

In mid-2015, photographer Leonardo Salomão and director and screenwriter Daniella Schuarts created the Evoé Project, with the intention of portraying the singularities and beauties of the relationship between the human being and his food around the world, through documentary photography. They got a job as a house painter in Zimbabwe and left for Africa. The routine was to work on the painting of houses 6 hours a day, and on the rest of the light that was left over, they went out to photograph and produce the project.

After a few months of traveling to photograph, they met a person who worked on canoeing trips along the Zambezi River, and who needed photos to promote these trips. Thus, they left the work of painting the houses and left for ten days down the Zambezi River by canoe, to the border with Mozambique. On the way, they met a village located near the riverbank and understood that this was the place they were looking for.

After this, they received the news that they had won a photo award with a photo taken days earlier in Zimbabwe. With the prize money, they bought materials to paint the village school they had just met. They arrived with paints, brushes and a tent on their backs, which served as a home for 3 months, the time they spent with the Goba people in Mugurameno Village, Zambia.

At that time they created ties and were welcomed as part of the family.

Next to the day of leaving, they thought of a video that could help raise funds for the village school, when the idea arose: what would be their reaction with the album Africa/Brazil by Jorge Ben? A record that is as much Zambia as Brazil.

On the last day, headphones, loud music, and camera on. He didn't need anything else.

Let's make this video reach Jorge Ben Jor?

Leonardo Salomão and Daniella Schuarts are part of the duo of directors of YUCA.

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