‘Cavalao com Arte’ (= ‘Cavalao with Art’) is a product of Viva Rio and the Police Command for Special Areas (CPAE), a unit adapted from Boston supposed to beat down violence.
This special police unit invites once a month the favelados to their police station inside the favela of Cavalao, where a concert with artists from the favela and the police will rock the people. Unfortunately I should write women, since the men are still reserved about this event. But nevertheless since the CPAE is there, there hasn’t been heard a shot.
Rubem César Fernandes, executive director of Viva Rio, gives you some more background information on the event.
Next week you will hear the second part of this event and an interview with Ruben on the association of Viva Rio.