Marc Zegans is a poet and creative development advisor from California. He is the author of six collections of poems, two spoken word albums and theatrical productions.
Pablo Santos is DJ, Music Producer from Brazil based in Dublin. He studied guitar at the Clube do Choro, in Brasília – Brazil. Some of his inspirations are the Bossa Nova, Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Siba, Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Fela Kuti, and the rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Fr. Kevin Keegan is from Derry, Northern Ireland. Today he is based in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Galway City, but he has his heart split between Brazil and Ireland. The first time he went to Brazil was in 1987, for a mission that lasted two years, however, he could be living there until now if his destiny hadn’t taken him to another path. Even though he now lives in his home country, he still remains immersed in Brazilian culture by working as an honorary consul for the Brazilian Embassy and helping the community to pursue their “Irish dream life.”
Mila Maia is from Santos, the coast of Brazil, based in Galway City, where she lives since 2018. Flutist and one of the founders of Oran, a traditional Irish music band from São Paulo, Brazil, her main project and area of research is traditional Irish music, including instruments such as the Irish Flute and the Tin Whistle. Besides working with Celtic music, she also works with several other music genres, such as “choro”, Brazilian Popular Music and classical music.
Marcio was born in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Pernambuco, Brazil. He was born a percussionist, he was always banging on things. For him, anything is percussive: “cutlery, glass, water, our own body”.
“Translating them into a culture and language like Brazilian Portuguese, considering how far away we are geographically and culturally, is a delicate compromise and, without thorough research, daring, as it may border on the superficial and mistaken.” Luci Collin, a fictionalist, poet and translator from Curitiba, has more than 20 published books, and a Jabuti award. She translated authors such as Gary Snyder, Gertrude Stein, E. E. Cummings, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Vachel Lindsay, Jerome Rothenberg, Moya Cannon, among many others.
Chiara is an Art Curator and Museologist with 7 years of experience working in the cultural sector in Brazil, she also worked as a researcher and has experience in body agencies such as the Historical and Artistic Institute of Bahia. Chiara has been studying in Dublin Digital Marketing and strategies and she founded the group ArtiMultiBrazil.