Rael is the greatest exponent of the latest wave of Brazilian music. Hip hop, reggae, soul and sounds from Brazil are imprinted into the soul and the sounds of this musician from São Paulo, who has received more than 70 million views on YouTube.
This year, the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Better Living Together and Peace will take place in Matadero Madrid, from 5 to 8 November, and will feature Brazilian artist Rael in Naves Matadero. Loved both within and outside the borders of his roots, Rael started out with the rap group Pentagono, and in 2010 he began his solo career, making his début on such legendary stages as Joe’s Pub in New York, where Amy Winehouse first sang in the US, and performing at prestigious international festivals such as Coachella, the Montreal Jazz Festival or Rock in Rio.
Rael was awarded with the Brazilian Music Award for best singer for Coisas do meu imaginário, his last album, which he is presenting here. It is impossible to listen to it and not be moved inside, or outside.
The World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Better Living Together and Peace, which took place in Madrid for the first time in 2017, is conceived as a place of encounter between local leaders, institutions and international networks, academia, NGDOs and civil society, destined to open a joint process of debate, reflection and construction of solutions that promote urban environments capable of eliminating violent expressions. Madrid launched this initiative to convert it into a permanent global event in which cities can commit to peace.