Black Women of Brazil

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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

The ‘Mountaintop’ and the affirmation of black humanity and consciousness: Play about MLK encapsulates important period in Afro-Brazilian History


  Note from BW of Brazil: We first covered the play featuring actor Lázaro Ramos and his wife actress Taís Araújo, a fictional account of Martin Luther King’s last day on … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Musical spectacular “Aini-Ará” puts in focus black space and Afro-Brazilian culture in society. Piece also touches on racism, genocide and the role of black women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Well needless to say, this “Black November”, better known as the Month of Black Consciousness, has been a memorable one here on the blog! Simply … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Actor/model Taiguara Nazareth finds other ways to get his hustle on: "It’s hard being a black actor"


Taiguara Nazareth, 35, the actor who starred in the 2001 miniseries Presença de Anita spoke with the column “Retratos da Vida”, from the newspaper Extra and talked about his career and the difficulties faced … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

In TV show, white woman "becomes" black woman to live out her fantasy: to have sex with a black man – Brazilian styled blackface


Actress Aline Moraes: made up as black woman (left) and as herself  With the recent controversy surrounding tennis player Caroline Wozniacki stuffing her top and skirt to impersonate tennis champion Serena … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 28 Comments

Photos and more about the upcoming TV series Subúrbia


The series’ protagonists, Ana Pérola, Fabricio Boliveira and Erika Januza Globo TV series Subúrbia debuts November 1st.  Note: This is a followup to the original report about this series. See the first … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 2 Comments