Note from BW of Brazil: The history of the Brazil’s national music, samba, is in many ways very representative of the history of representation and resistance of the Afro-Brazilian population. … Continue reading
Cultural icon, singer/dancer/actor Tony Tornado acted as Master of Ceremonies Here are more photos from the Cavalera sponsored tribute to ’70s American TV music program, Soul Train. See the story, … Continue reading
Here are more photos from the 2014 São Paulo Fashion Week tribute to ’70s American TV music program Soul Train. See the story, two videos and more photos here and here.
Maria Beatriz Nascimento (1942-1995): Intellectual militant of the Movimento Negro, poet and historian of quilombos, Brazil’s runaway slave societies
Maria Beatriz Nascimento (1942 – 1995) “Being black is facing a history of almost five hundred years of resistance to pain, physical and moral suffering, the feeling of not existing, the … Continue reading
Today is the first day of November, which is recognized as the Month of Black Consciousness in Brazil. November 20th is the national Day of Black Consciousness. As such, watch … Continue reading
After students lament the absence of Afro-Brazilians in school curriculum, cultural center initiates "Ethnic-Racial Relations" course
Whenever teachers mention the participation of blacks in Brazilian history and culture, Luana Manoel Borges Garcia, 11, a 5th grade student, feels uncomfortable. “My professors mention me when discussing slavery or … Continue reading