“The revolution will be crespo (kinky/curly)”: With skillful lyrics packed with Rap, Jazz, and R & B rhythms, singer Tássia Reis uses music to fight against racism
Note from BW of Brazil: The name Tássia Reis has already appeared in seven posts over the past few years on this blog, and for good reason. As we have … Continue reading
Whites still make up 90% of Brazilian advertising, but three recent commercials featuring Afro-Brazilians provide a glimmer of hope for racial diversity
Note from BW of Brazil: One post (among many) revealed a fact that is quite shocking: “In Brazilian advertising, more than 90% of the protagonists continue to be white.” Anyone … Continue reading
Singer Xênia França is a force of nature: With the voice, a groove and a warrior spirit, meet the goddess whose star is rising on São Paulo’s black music scene
Note from Black Women of Brazil: Music is another of my all-time passions. Since I was a kid my taste in music has evolved quite a bit. In my household … Continue reading
Writers, entertainers, activists, students and journalists: 14 black Brazilian women talk about how racism affects their lives
Note from BW of Brazil: Racism is nothing new in Brazil. But as I have stated in previous articles on this blog, what IS different is the collective Afro-Brazilian voice … Continue reading
The black hair revolution continues! Photos from the 2nd March of Curly/Kinky Hair Pride in São Paulo!
Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Has it been three weeks already?!? Ya know, as a regular blogger, I am always consistently preparing new material for the blog’s readership. Whether … Continue reading
Brazilian Neo-Soul: Could Tássia Reis be Brazil’s answer to Jill Scott? With a mixture of Jazz, Samba and Rap, artist plans big things for 2016!
Note from BW of Brazil: This blogger first became aware of the up and coming artist Tássia Reis perhaps sometime back in 2013 after seeing the video for her song “Meu … Continue reading
For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair
Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading
Note from BW of Brazil: Hip Hop in Brazil caught the imagination of young people a few years after emerging from the underground of US black and Latino ghettos in … Continue reading