Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Baobá of Minas Dance Company present the spectacular “Women de Baobá” featuring Afro-Brazilian narratives and poems


Note from BW of Brazil: November, which is officially designated as the Month of Black Conscious throughout Brazil, is the month in which we most see manifestations of black culture … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Northeastern state of Alagoas celebrates the Day of Black Consciousness with cultural activities


Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday was November 20th, Brazil’s National Day of Black Consciousness, and displays of Afro-Brazilian culture were vibrant throughout the country in the various cultural performances … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Through the lives of six characters, theater piece addresses several issues in the lives of the black woman


Note from BW of Brazil: Rewinding the clock one year we find an interesting theater piece put on by a very progressive black group known as Os Crespos. The term … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Rio, the “pleasure in being black”, afro dance and turban workshops mark the Week of Black Consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: A lot of black Americans that I know often ask me when is the best time to visit Brazil. Usually I’ll first ask them what … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Black Consciousness as a response to the illusionary promotion of human consciousness


Note from BW of Brazil: Today is November 20th. It is a day that recognized in about 350 cities throughout Brazil as the Day of Black Consciousness. It is a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dandara, the wife of Zumbi, Brazil’s greatest black leader, was a revolutionary warrior in her own right


Note from BW of Brazil: The story of Afro-Brazil’s greatest leader, Zumbi of the quilombo known as Palmares, is a figure whose memory is etched into the names of countless groups and … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The color of love – While there are many single women, in Brazil, why are most single women black?


 Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is a country that is known globally for having some of the world’s most beautiful women. This site is not a place for internet … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 5 Comments
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