Ecio Salles: Co-Curator of Literature RJ
Ecio Salles was born in Olaria, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro bordering on the favela Complexo do Alemão. He is the author of “Poesia revoltada,” a study of hip-hop in Brazil, and co-author of both “História e Memória de Vigário Geral” and the collection “Tramas Urbanas.” Mr. Salles holds a master’s degree in Brazilian Literature from Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and a doctorate in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). For ten years, he was a coordinator of the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a group known for its work in combating violence through social, musical and cultural projects in Rio’s favelas, and in 2010-2011 he was Secretary of Culture in Nova Iguaçu, a city of nearly a million inhabitants within the orbit of Greater Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Salles is one of the creators of FLUPP, the Literary Festival of the Peripheries, an international gathering writers and artists that takes place in Rio’s favelas.