Black Shabbat is a program of regular encounters and shows that seeks to extend sound experiences, moving beyond its limits and creating a zone of instability and investigation. It brings together experimental and extreme music, noise, performance, actionism, sound art, visual arts, performance and other possible developments.
As the event’s name suggests - referencing the band responsible for creating heavy/doom metal in the northern hemisphere (Black Sabbath) -, the meetings always happen on Fridays, since the 'shabbat' in Hebrew is a day of rest which, in Judaism, begins on Friday night and ends on Saturday. Every month, local or international artists, bands or collectives present their proposals, exchange experiences, and in some cases, offer workshops on the next day as an extension of these practices.
With artistic direction by Maurício Ianês, co-produced by Casa do Povo with 55SP, the program opens a new window for São Paulo’s growing experimental music scene and points toward a politics of sound and bodies involved in the process, diverting it from its traditional canons.