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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)


Orlando Fernão is from Mozambique, has a degree in Linguistics and Literature from Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), 2011 and a master degree in music from the University of Aveiro (UA), 2021. He has a postgraduate degree in Anthropology (Doctorate in Anthropology). He attended a degree in Music at UEM and in 2013 founded “Levi – Musical Capacity Building School”, with the aim of founding the local church orchestra, which ended up becoming a social project for teaching and learning music for the surrounding community. From 2019-2021 he had a grant from the European Union, under the PROCULTURA project. As a doctoral student at the UA, he develops research in sound archives; he has a project in progress for the repatriation of sound archives recorded in Mozambique by the German anthropologists Günther Spannaus and Kurt Stülpner, as part of the missions carried out by the Staatliches Forschungsinstitut für Völkerkunde to safeguard musical traditions in danger of disappearing, under the supervision of Susana Sardo (UA, Portugal) and co-supervision of Maurice Mengel (Ethnologisches Museum/Staatliche Mussen zu Berlin, Germany) and Miguel Angel García (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires/Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina).