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Category Archives: Daniela Mercury

News of popular white singer “coming out” with her partner is big news in Brazil; but why are black lesbians shut out of the media?


Note from BW of Brazil: As the controversy and struggle for gay rights, marriage and recognition continues to make headlines and fuel a hotly contested debate, recently in Brazil, a … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 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

Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia: Brazil’s own spin on apartheid


Carnaval of the Apartheid As Carnaval begins to wind down in Brazil, one particular issue won’t be dying down any time soon: racism. The racism practiced by Brazil’s elites was … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia: Brazil’s own spin on apartheid


Carnaval of the Apartheid As Carnaval begins to wind down in Brazil, one particular issue won’t be dying down any time soon: racism. The racism practiced by Brazil’s elites was … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 2 Comments