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‘Roque Pense’ – Women, Guitars and Ideas

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For three heavy-riffing days the Roque Pense urban festival will continue to spread its message of anti-sexism through live music and a series of workshops. Now in its second edition, the free festival, with its emphasis on women in rock 'n' roll, will also host discussions of feminist ideas, live graffiti and skateboarding.

Taking place in Mesquita, in Rio's seemingly endless northern suburb the Baixada Fluminense, the event's creator, Giordana Moreira, is adamant that the location simply adds to what they are trying to achieve. "Baixada . . .

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