Friday, 17 September12h00 - 13h00EGEAC Room 1 - Hub Criativo do Beato Presentation

PART I | The power of black influence
BANTUMEN is the first digital magazine dedicated to the black lusophone community. The media assume a role very important in terms of identity and representativeness, a role that is often poorly performed when it comes to the black community, often helping to reinforce stereotypes and cause identity dilemmas. BANTUMEN was founded to help eradicate those stereotypes, create pluralism and new possibilities, through the community’s own narratives and perspectives.

PART II | The role of BANTUMEN for black urban music in Portugal
For the past six years, BANTUMEN has been a fundamental tool for listing and promoting artists of African descent in Portugal, contributing to the rise of many newcomers.