Rincon Sapiência – also known as Manicongo – is a rapper and poet from São Paulo, Brazil. We had the challenge of thinking, talking and building together the graphic design for the long awaited album “Galanga Livre”. With influences from African, electronic and Jamaican music, his compositions approach an awareness and empowerment of Afrodescendence in contemporary Brazil. The name “Galanga Livre” is inspired by a tale about a slave who, in order to conquer his freedom, commits a “Barbarian crime” (name of an album track).