Over 50 girls from all over South America participated in Girls Rock Camp Brasil in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, January 14-19, 2013.
Flavia Biggs, founder of the first Girls Rock Camp in South America is musician and sociology teacher.
She states in an interview:
This is something that I have been thinking about since I went to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland. That was in 2005. I fell in love with the project and I thought it was the most amazing thing I’ve seen in my whole life. When I came back to Brasil I knew we needed to something like that here. In the beginning I thought it was a huge step for me, doing this by myself. So I started out by doing Guitar for Girls Workshops, or Guitarra para Meninas. I’ve been doing the workshops for about seven years now. It’s a course where I just teach guitar. But then last year in 2012, I was invited to go to a feminist music festival (EMANCIPAR FEST) in Sao Paulo. At this festival there were other drum workshops, bass workshops, and guitar workshops, and I thought, Why not make a Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls here?”
Oi, Girls Rock Camp Brasil!, Virgin.com, January 17, 2013
Get a glimpse of girls rocking in Brasil below!