The Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, often known as “Lula”, has revealed that the Bahian singer Margareth Menezes has been appointed the minister of tradition of his incoming administration.
The announcement follows Lula’s marketing campaign promise to reinstate the ministry of tradition, which the previous president Jair Bolsonaro dissolved on the primary day of his presidency in 2019.
Menezes is a Grammy-nominated musician who rose to fame within the late Nineteen Eighties. She is the founder and president of the Associação Fábrica Cultural,, a non-profit based mostly in Bahia that works to advertise cultural and academic initiatives.
She additionally serves because the director of the Mercado Iaô, a cultural manufacturing agency within the state, and is an envoy for the IOV-Unesco, a global committee that promotes the preservation of cultural heritage.
The transitional cupboard moreover consists of the the tradition secretary Márcio Tavares, the poet Antônio Marinho, the politician Áurea Carolina, the actress Lucélia Santos and Juca Ferreira, who served as tradition minister between 2008 and 2010, changing the singer Gilberto Gil, who was appointed the function by Lula throughout his earlier presidency between 2003 and 2010.
The staff will work to formulate public insurance policies and redefine the function of the cultural sector in Brazilian politics, together with bolstering funding that was considerably slashed through the Bolsonaro administration.
It’s anticipated that Menezes will take part in Lula’s inauguration present on 1 January 2023 alongside artists like Martinho da Vila, Pabllo Vittar, Valesca Popozuda and others.