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Black thought in Belo Horizonte: Groups in Minas Gerais capital city dedicate themselves to research in black theater


All photos taken from the spectacular O Negro, a Flor e o Rosário Note from BW of Brazil: Black theater is a genre that is very important in Afro-Brazilian representation on … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Echoes that don’t stop: Black theater redraws new scenario


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of black Brazilian theater is something that we cover from time to time here on the blog. As the black aesthetic, the black … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Afroflix: New free online platform gives visibility to film productions of black Brazilians; service currently features over 100 features


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a long, hard struggle and initiatives such as this will surely aid the cause! It’s no secret that there are literally hundreds, if … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

Culture silences racism: Black artists are gaining visibility and occupying spaces in institutions that previously ignored them


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, in reality, I would have to disagree with the title chosen for today’s post. Cultural practices and exhibits may be ways of responding to … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Culture resists: Still vastly under-represented in film and television, Afro-Brazilians are making their presence felt in theater, music, literature and art


Note from BW of Brazil: I have never tried to avoid the facts. Afro-Brazilians continue to be vastly under-represented in the Brazilian film and television industries. And when they do … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The colors of the queen-mothers of Africa: A family of designers banking on the self-esteem of their black customers


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, as we can see, the tide continues to rise as Afro-Brazilians from across the nation continue to push for the representation that they feel … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Afro-Brazilian theater groups Caixa-Preta, Pretagô and Montigente demand leading roles in telling their own stories; with more identification with characters, black audiences increasingly watching theater pieces


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a growing outlet for the expression of the Afro-Brazilian expression. In southern Brazil, black actors and actresses are showing that black audiences, traditionally … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Identity, exposure and representation: Encrespa Geral expo in Belo Horizonte demonstrates why we need events specifically for black audiences


Note from BW of Brazil: The title of the article pretty much says it all! As Afro-Brazilians are so under-represented in the mainstream, alternative methods of representation, presenting views and … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why do the vast majority of funk music videos by male singers overwhelmingly feature white and light-skinned mestiça women in lead and background roles?


Note from BW of Brazil: The origins of today’s post actually go back several months. The first incident that made me think of covering this topic was a spirited debate … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 7 Comments

Fighting for the maintenance of black culture and identity: Young people in city of São Gonçalo mobilize to maintain a cultural agenda in their town


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course of this little blog’s existence, we’ve seen countless projects, organizations, blogs and activists discussing the necessity of promoting and protecting black culture … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Behind the cameras: black directors emerge on Brazilian audiovisual scene – With recent coup, filmmakers fear restriction of black production funding


The Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of a ‘Cinema Negro’ or Black Cinema emerging in Brazil has been an idea that has been gaining support as well as talented … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

1970 classic American film ‘Love Story’ staged in Brazil as a musical with an all black cast


Note from BW of Brazil: I would really LOVE to see this play! As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, theater is an area where it seems that black actors … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Melanina Acentuada spectacular brings together works of black Brazilian playwrights


Note from BW of Brazil: With so many independent black theater and film productions being released on You Tube one could say that black Brazilian entertainment is slowly carving out its … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Web series Palavra Negra (Black Word) exalts Afro-Brazilian poetry


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve pointed out in past posts, the internet has opened numerous new possibilities for exposure for independent artists that the mainstream media doesn’t see … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 1 Comment