Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Celebrating 35 years, Olodum maintains its roots and the struggle for the affirmation of black culture


Note from BW of Brazil: Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Salvador, Bahia, known as the country’s center of black culture, knows that learning about the black pride … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

New site aimed at Afro-Ethnic Tourism launched in Bahia, “An African nation in Brazil”


Note from BW of Brazil: Salvador, Bahia, located in Brazil’s northeast, is the capital of the state of Bahia and was the first capital city of Brazil until the year … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 8 Comments

Salvador, Bahia celebrates Day of Black Consciousness even without official recognition as holiday


Note from BW of Brazil: In Salvador, Bahia, Wednesday, November 20th, the Day of Black Consciousness, baianos (people from Bahia) took to the streets in recognition of the legendary black … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Baiana singer Larissa Luz branches off into a solo career mixing elements of Jamaican music, Candomblé and Rock


Note from BW of Brazil: Talented singer/songwriter Larissa Luz paid her dues as the lead singer of the popular bloco afro Ara Ketu and is now carving out a name … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Oscar-nominated musician Carlinhos Brown leads the Afródromo Carnaval Procession to bring more racial diversity to Salvador’s segregated Carnaval


Musician Carlinhos Brown leads the Afródromo procession Popular, Oscar-nominated musician Carlinhos Brown led the Afródromo Carnaval Procession in Salvador, Bahia, with hopes of bringing more visibility to black bloco afro groups that are … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spike Lee will spend Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia; director there filming more scenes for his documentary Go, Brazil, Go!


 President of the bloco afro Olodum, João Jorge (left) and director Spike Lee  Continuing our coverage on filmmaker Spike Lee’s upcoming documentary Go Brazil Go, our friends over at the Correio Nagô website contributed the material for this … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cook loses part of her vision after being attacked at a show in the historic Pelourinho area of Salvador, Bahia in Brazil’s northeast


Cookloses part of her vision after being attacked at a show in the Pelourinho Caseoccurred during the show of a popular Carnaval musical/social group in Salvador, Bahia, on January 22nd. … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment