Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Passinho: The dance craze coming out of Rio’s favelas


Note from BW of Brazil: Poor people of color always seem to up with creative new means to express themselves.  Out of the slums of Rio de Janeiro comes yet … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Essay and poem "Negra, Pérola, Mulher (Black, Pearl, Woman)" pays homage to important black Brazilian women


  The Império da Tijuca Samba school’s Carnaval parade that paid homage to black women was the 2013 Series A champion in Rio de Janeiro! (See short video below). Their Carnaval presentation … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment