Exposing what almost nobody sees


The cultural scene of Curitiba is gaining visibility and credibility. With the help of a new project, the music, art and gastronomy were able to be present on peoples’ daily life.

Credits: Som a Gosto

Credits: Som a Gosto

Last sunday (16th), the Artesanilo Café was host for the sixth edition of an event that gathers art, gastronomy and music of Curitiba. The “Som a Gosto”, that happens one sunday a month, has the goal to show a little bit of the Curitiba culture to the very habitants of the city.

The meeting of three cultural scenes

Rafael Silva, chef and responsible for the event, kept for himself, for about a year, the desire of making true the idea of proportionate a good variety of well-done plates. Besides that, the plan was to insert local bands to the event and make a sunday afternoon more pleasant. In july of this year, occurred the first pilot-edition. Rafael, enjoying the result, continued to produce the event and brought Gregory Carniel to work with him. Gregory is responsible for bringing the bands and artists, while Rafael keeps on taking care of the gastronomic part. On this cultural mix, not only music, but the plastic arts and literature have already circled among the event.

“Here, artists of the city have the opportunity of exposing their art. From literature to frames hanging on walls, we tried to show the best of what Curitiba has to offer. It is very important to valorize the local artists.” says Rafael. The themes of the editions vary and are based in nationalities. The 5th edition relied on a french menu and, for harmonising, the band Jump Jazz, that bids on exploring the swing jazz themes, through a repertory from benny goodman to Django Beinhardt. The 6th edition had a theme free menu and brought the “Sebo Móvel”, responsible for bringing a collection of LPS and books of Curitiba inside a yellow Kombi.

Credits: Som a Gosto

Credits: Som a Gosto

The designer Guilherme Stolarczki, that attended a few editions of the project, affirms that “of the point of view of the initiative itself, the Sim a Gosto was a success from the beginning, with the proposal of bringing an innovative gastronomical option for a public that is not used to that kind of event/culinary. People like me, that would never come in touch with non-traditional plates offered in the event.” He still adds that “it all happens in a city that desperately needs of initiatives that value the cultural local production, that is extremely rich but lacks of adequate places for its exposition.

Not everything is easy

Despite the project’s success, some difficulties hinder its development. Rafael states that, besides the costs of the bands, it is difficult to find a place that comports all of what the project has to offer. The adhesion of prices has also become a problem. “For being a gourmet culinary, I’d like rise a bit a little bit of the price of the plates to manage get bigger atractions. But then we’d have to deal with the possibility of people not shouldering with that aditional cost.” he says.

Alessandra Bridi, who attended the 6th edition of Som a Gosto, said the gourmet cousine did not work.“I don’t like meat, so I just ate the first risotto plate.I think that the amount was insufficient. For people that are vegetarian like me, this situation becomes a problem, because I would like to have eaten a little more”.

Another point of view to be explored

The main currents of the event reined around gastronomy and music, for it is the areas of action of Rafael and Gregory. However, they mohave interest in insertingdiferent forms of cultural manifestation that might collaborate with the Som a Gosto.

And that posture, open to the new, was what allowed them to see the opportunity of including a little bit of fashion into the essence of the event. “In the last edition, one of the artists (Gustavo Maluceli) took, besides his artwork, a few shirts that he made, and he sold many.” they remark. From that, Rafael and Gregory started looking for a few brands for having a partnership.

On this last edition, the Novo Louvre, a clothing brand from Curitiba, exposed their pieces on the event. According to Mariah Salomão, the architecture and urbanism are references that are always present on the creation of the clothes.

By Duane Kurten and Marina Gaidex


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