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São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train


This post will be this blog’s second foray into the connection between African-American music and culture and its importation into Brazil in the 1970s. This topic was briefly touched upon … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery


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

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery 2


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.

March 28, 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

Adriana Barbosa – Black, female, entrepreneur – Meet the founder of Feira Preta (Black Expo), the largest black cultural event in Brazil and all of Latin America


Ten years ago, Adriana Barbosa and a friend found a solution to being broke. The result being Feira Preta (Black Expo), one of the largest events of black culture in Latin America. … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Although her TV character’s hair was inspired by Beyonce, singer/actress Leilah Moreno’s musical influences are Billie, Aretha and Whitney


by Mariana Wheat Leilah Moreno talks about her career as an actress and singer Leilah Moreno cannot go unnoticed. With a body sculpted by workouts, the mulata with the long, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Although her TV character’s hair was inspired by Beyonce, singer/actress Leilah Moreno’s musical influences are Billie, Aretha and Whitney


by Mariana Wheat Leilah Moreno talks about her career as an actress and singer Leilah Moreno cannot go unnoticed. With a body sculpted by workouts, the mulata with the long, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment