Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black culture

In its 9th edition, Festival de Arte Negra, Black Arts Festival, brings together artistic and cultural actions to highlight the empowerment of black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here’s another good reason for me to visit one of my favorite cities in Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Um Baile Bom”: In one of Brazil’s whitest cities, young black organizers are putting on ‘a good dance’, in “little Africa”, & developing black entrepreneurship


Note from BW of Brazil: Curitiba is the capital city of the southern state of Paraná. It is one of the whitest cities in one of Brazil’s whitest states. Today, about … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Rio: Exposition, documentary and book recover the history of the ‘bailes black’ (black soul dances) of 1970s Rio de Janeiro


Note from BW of Brazil: It was a fascinating era in Brazilian history. . Thousands of black teens and young adults donning the best 1970s fashion and spending their night … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black culture and rhythms played in the periphery invade parties in middle-class downtown of capital city


Note from BW of Brazil: As stated in numerous previous posts, the intent of this blog is to present to the English-speaking world information coming out of Brazil from the … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Black cultural misappropriation in black spaces: “They want black cultures, without black women and black men!”


Note from BW of Brazil: The photo above was taken several months ago and when it was posted in a social network, it provoked a number of comments on the … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Writer Kiusam Oliveira talks about her book ‘The Sea That Bathes Goree Island’; work inspired by participation in World Festival of Black Arts in Dakar, Senegal


Note from BW of Brazil: Throughout the life of this blog we have consistently featured posts that discuss topics such as racism, racial identity and the effects of living in … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

In the tradition of Bessie Smith, Clementina de Jesus was one of Brazil’s greatest symbols of black cultural history


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, today’s post is an homage and an article that has been long overdue. The sound of Samba is as important to the … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment