Category Archives: Funk Carioca

Talk at Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

I’m looking forward to giving this talk at Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. I feel especially honored to present at one of Brazil’s oldest social anthropology departments and the first with a graduate program. Thank you PPGAS … Continue reading

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“We Don’t Just Want Police”

“What would you do if you organized the baptism of your son, or the birthday party of your daughter, and the police banned the event a few hours before it starts? This is happening in many favelas of Rio. Because … Continue reading

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Rio Parada Funk

Originally posted on Dutty Artz: A week before Rio Parada Funk, the largest baile funk ever, Brazil’s Institute for Historical Patrimony and National Art (IPHAN) informed the press that they were going to veto its location in the historical epicenter … Continue reading

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Peace for the Pirates

Originally posted on DUTTY ARTZ [Go to :37 to skip the song’s credit intro] Well not “pirates” exactly, but camelô, hawkers. For years I thought street vendors were called “camels” (camelo) and wondered about the connection. And, in Rio de … Continue reading

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Zuzuka Poderosa’s First EP!

If anyone can rep transnational baile funk, it’s Zuzuka Poderosa. Her first EP “Sonora Remezcla: Zuzuka Poderosa” dropped last month. Her cover of Fausto Fawcett is my personal favorite of the album. Zuzuka and I met organically. At parties. On … Continue reading

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Liberdade Para Os MCs

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

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Aqui O Bagulho É Doido

The top song on–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

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