Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Bahia artist Muha Bazila pays homage to the beauty of black Brazilian women in a series of paintings


Note from BW of Brazil: Black women. Bahian artist. Art. Paintings. A wonderful combination! As has been repeatedly proven on this blog, Brazil does a huge disservice to itself and … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ilê Ayê, Bahia’s oldest bloco afro, celebrates 40 years; opens registrations for 2014 Ebony Goddess contest


Note from BW of Brazil: Someone once said that if you never visit the African continent, Salvador, Bahia is the next best thing. With its large black population and vibrant … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The continuous white appropriation of northeastern Afro-Brazilian Axé music


Claudia Leitte Carnaval campaign ad Earlier this year in February during Carnaval season, BW of Brazil published a short article entitled, “The dominance of the European aesthetic in Bahia’s media” which hinted … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 21 Comments