Rejane Galley, a Swiss national from Brazil
Rejane is the founder of bang-on “Print and Drink”. Back in 2011 she took over Bang-On Shirts and Accessories, printing shirts and other textiles. Over time she gathered plenty of experience in textile printing and design, but something was missing and she decided to give Zurich a little bit of the Brazillian essence.
As an art painter, nature loving and health minded person, she expanded her business and launched Bang-on "Print and Drink' with a taste of her home country, bringing typical healthy Brazilian cuisine to Zurich. She successfully introduced a new concept: fresh pressed juices, smoothies, tapioca and superfoods such as açaí bowls and mixed energy drinks.
Thus a charming Brazillian Bistro was created in the textile shop. Rejane invested a lot of creative effort to decorate the bistro giving a special and unique touch. Mixing brazilllian folklore art and her own abstract painting she offers a unique bistro experience in the city of Zurich.
Açai legend and myths.
Legend has it that a long time ago, when the city of Belém did not exist, a very large indigenous tribe lived in this place.
As food was insufficient, it was very difficult to get food for all the Indians of the tribe. Then Chief Itaki made a very cruel decision. He resolved that from that day on all children born would be sacrificed to prevent the population increase of their tribe.
Until one day the chief's daughter named Iaçã gave birth to a beautiful girl, who also had to be sacrificed. Iacao was desperate, crying every night for missing her daughter. She was locked up for several days in her tent and asked Tupã to show her father another way to help her people without sacrificing the children.
One moonlit night Iation heard a child's cry. He approached the door of his hollow and saw his beautiful smiling little daughter standing by a palm tree. At first she stood still, but soon after, she lunged toward her daughter, hugging her. But mysteriously his daughter disappeared. Iacao, inconsolable, wept a lot until she fainted.
The next day his body was found hugging the trunk of the palm tree, but on his face was still a smile of happiness and his black eyes stared at the top of the palm tree, which was full of dark fruits. Itaki then ordered that the fruits be picked, from them a reddish juice was obtained which he named Acai, in honor of his daughter (Inverted Iation). He fed his people and, from this day, suspended his order to sacrifice the children.