I'm an anthropologist studying creative uses of technology, alternative intellectual property, music, and soundscapes.
This blog is also a space for experiments in sound studies, studio biographies, and ethnography as I conduct my fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Monthly Archives: December 2010
I visited the MCs in prison yesterday along with MC Leonardo, the president of APAFUNK, and DJ Marlboro, who’s credited with recording the first “funk carioca” album in 1989. We met with the MCs in a classroom above the underground … Continue reading
The top song on FunkNeurotico.net–which claims to be “the biggest site of Funk on the Internet!”– is a beautiful, sad song from MC Smith. He is one of the MCs charged with forming a gang (with the other MCs), singing … Continue reading
And somehow Globo made this. MCs Frank, Ticão, Smith, and Max freestyle about being imprisoned. Singing a refrain of “Oh, Mom, don’t cry, no.” The policewoman accuses them of using songs about “crime” as “trampoline” for their careers (because of … Continue reading