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Casa do Jongo Reopens in Rio After Four Months of Closure

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa do Jongo, an award-winning Afro-Brazilian cultural center located in the neighborhood of Madureira, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has reopened after briefly closing for four months due to a lack of funding.

The social project, over sixty years old, was only recently given a new headquarters in 2015 when supporters in cooperation with City Hall transformed an abandoned building into the only municipal cultural centre currently located within a favela community. Designed by RUA Architects, the building was also featured in the Architecture . . .

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