Milena Sá is a Brazilian percussionist, active since 2000. She has been playing Brazilian traditional rhythms in different groups in Rio de Janeiro, like the project PIXINGUINHA PARA CRIANÇAS geared towards children and BLOCO CéU NA TERRA, one of the most famous Carnival Blocks in Rio. In 2016 she moved to the UK and was part of a Joyce Candido band in an event in celebration of Team GB in the Rio Olympic Games in London. In September, she performed a rich Choros repertoire in the Festival Ashden’s party in Hyde Park, London. Last April she played in a performance called ‘Above Us Only Stars’ with Operation Lightfoot at the ACC in Liverpool as part of the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science.
“I love the idea of being part of a project inspired by a suffragette movement. I believe it is an awesome opportunity to make a beautiful and powerful musical connection with other women, by bringing our power together to change things that are still not good for us in the world. I can greatly collaborate by bringing my musical skills, my soul and my best energy to represent those women who initiated those changes making our lives easier today. Let’s celebrate women and inspire the next generations to come!”