This is new, but secretely, an old dream. I like the way I sound and more and more I get asked why don’t I work with my voice. I’m trully excited about this new journey that is setting my soul on fire!


Video VO: Survival International




The newest campaign for the isolated tribes by Survival International launches a film with Brazilian activits celebrities in support of the work they do in January 2108. I was invited to do the voice over of this great video. For more information about the campaign here.

Interviews: Monocle 24 Radio

Along the years I have built a relationship with Monocle 24 Radio and its team, having been invited a few times to give my opinion about Brazilian arts and culture. Here are some of the best shows:

With the Olympic Games kicking off in Rio,  Alicia Bastos joins Robert Bound for The Monocle Weekly show in August 2016 commenting about Brazil’s arts and culture and the celebrations around the event. Listen to it below:


Brazil: head of culture for the Brazilian Embassy in the UK Helena Gasparian joins arts representative Alicia Bastos for a discussion on Brazil’s cultural reach in April 2012. Listen to it below:


With the Rio Carnival kicking off in Brazil this Friday, we invited Brazilian culture and music specialists Alicia Bastos and Fabio Terranova (DJ Limao) to join Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco in the studio for a lesson on the history of the event’s soundtrack. Listen to it below:


Experiment: Tupiniqueen at Optical Radio

This is a story of a rocket pocket size drag queen wannabe, a character created to discuss and raise awareness about a few fundamental global issues. Tupiniqueen is a homage and been inspired by the name of the Brazilian indigenous people  ’Tupiniquim’ who are still existent and were one of the first people to meet the Portugueses when they first arrived in Brazil. Tupiniquim in colloquial portuguese, also means national, sometimes in a pejorative way. Tupiniqueen is the personification of a contradiction, a woman playing drag queen, with the indigenous warrior spirit, fighting for current issues. Tupiniqueen’s Radio Show was an experimental project together with Optical Radio, an online radio station running from a former police station in Deptford, London.  http://www.opticalradio.net/

Tupiniqueen, The Veggie Queer: Growing seeds of awareness about organics, free form ‘ides’ (pesticides, herbicides and other sickening ides) and no for terminator seeds, PRO home growing, permaculture and tree planting.


Tupiniqueen, The Apocalypse Rider: Advocating cycling for the so many obvious reasons. Tupiniqueen also took part of the at Emergence Forum discussion programme at Secret Garden Party in 2014, with a performance about consuming organic food and decent seeds.


Creation, Production & Costume: Alicia Bastos

Make up: Ju Ferreira

Photography: Susana Sanroman

‘Fist Things First’: With a slapping introduction, Tupiniqueen reveals herself and some crazy stories about drags, how to choose your drag name and some drag-like tunes for your afters shower mirror session miming delights.

‘Get up and vote’: Recorded prior to the last Brazilian presidential election, she tell the story of Brazilian politics and recruit people to get up, dance and vote, playing historical songs that are as political as necessary.

‘Those things that make you high’: Discloses educational and comical information about legalising, consequences, day after come downs and all those things that make you high, that can make you also cry. Better face it, than to take it on the face.