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Kilombo Tenondé Permangola
Kilombo Tenondé Permangola
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BA 542 Rd., Km 23, Bonfim Village, District of Guérem, City of Valença-BA Rodovia BA 542, Km 23, Povoado de Bonfim, Guérem, Valença-BA, Valença, Bahia, BR
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Wet/Dry Tropical

Andréa Conard Camille Messer Mestre Cobra Mansa Kilombo Tenondé Rocio Cecilia Iribarren
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Kilombo Tenondé Permangola

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Urban, Rural, Residential, Balcony Garden, Commercial, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic

Project Summary

Kilombo Tenondé recognizes the existence of new forms of oppression in modern, industrial society and provides a retreat from the numbness it creates; allows for re-generation of creativity, thought and purpose, and a chance to rebuild community structures that have eroded. O Kilombo Tenondé é um centro de atividades agropercológicas (agricultura, pecuária, ecologia e capoeira angola) que busca resgatar a filosofia e a importância histórica dos quilombos brasileiros. Seu objetivo maior é estimular a criatividade, o pensamento construtivo e os valores de convivência humana e harmonia com a natureza que, cada vez mais vêm sendo esquecidos pela sociedade.

Project Description

The seed of Kilombo Tenondé was planted hundreds of years ago in the Kilombos in Brazil. During Colonial times, African people organized self-sustaining communities of resistance to slavery and oppression based on fundamental principles of African ideologies. Supported by Native Brazilian Indigenous Peoples, the Kilombos grew to become a larger community of defiance against Colonial government. Mestre Cobra Mansa, (founder of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, which has 20 official groups and many smaller seed groups across the world), started Kilombo Tenondé to welcome the involvement of all people to contribute and participate in the development of the projects listed below. Kilombo Tenondé Farm–Bonfim, Bahia (Near Valenca) The 80-acre Kilombo Tenondé farm, located in Bonfim, is being transformed into a fully self- sustaining, organic working farm based on the principles of sustainability and natural building construction. Through organized workshops as well as self-designed courses of study and community focused projects, participants will develop valuable skills, knowledge and abilities, while nourishing and strengthening their souls. Currently workshops are focusing on creating the infrastructure of both sites through sustainable building construction and permaculture. While these will continue into the future, the goal is to create the structure to support educational workshops, arts workshops and many other topics, that will arise from the members of Kilombo Tenondé over time. A área de aproximadamente 40 hectares do Kilombo Tenondé, localizado no povoado de Bonfim (a 22km de Valença/Bahia), vem sendo transformada em uma fazenda auto-sustentável. Os trabalhos acontecem organicamente, de acordo com as demandas e possibilidades do espaço e o interesse dos participantes, com base nos princípios da sustentabilidade, agricultura orgânica e construção natural. A prática e a experiência com a natureza nutrem e dão força à nossa linha de trabalho e espírito. Eventos, oficinas e atividades frequentes são realizadas com foco na criação de infra-estrutura e modelos de tecnologias alternativas de construção e uso dos recursos de forma sustentável. Com a continuidade dessa infra-estrutura no futuro, o objetivo é dar suporte a projetos educativos, artísticos e ambientais, desenvolvidos por integrantes do Kilombo Tenondé ao longo do tempo. Nossos Princípios: Encontro entre Cultura e Natureza; Ancestralidade, que nas culturas de matriz africana e indígena está relacionada ao encontro com a Natureza, como lugar sagrado; Relações coletivas marcadas pela solidariedade, pluralidade e integração; Valorização do corpo, como lugar sagrado e cultural; Noção holística de desenvolvimento humano, onde corpo, mente, espírito e meio natural estão integrados.


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