Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black culture

“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

Professor, rapper and militant Vera Veronika: Down for the cause in Hip Hop as well as in academia


Note from BW of Brazil: Overcoming a number of obstacles, Vera Veronika is a woman of various accomplishments. Her achievements and outlook as a black Brazilian woman represent very well … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments