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Category Archives: Funk Carioca

“We are going to exploit short clothes and they will have to accept it”: Renata Prado wants to unite women in the fight for respect of female bodies in funk dances


Note from BW of Brazil: The culture of the funk has been around for decades, percolating and heating up the slums of various favelas of the peripheries of major cities … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

“People think that, because I’m a funk singer, I can’t seek something for my life”: Young funkster wants to study Medicine


Note from BW of Brazil: We’ve all heard the cliche phrase, “I’m only doing this temporarily to get through college”. It’s a phrase that’s usually uttered by a person who’s … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

Girls of funk group, aged 13 to 20, targeted by Public Ministry due to the sexual nature of their performances


Note from BW of Brazil: Actually, I was beginning to wonder if this would ever happen. A little over a week ago, this blog featured a story about the Minister of … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Brazilian music sensation “MC Beyoncé” uses the pop princess’s name, Rhianna’s music and blew up on You Tube like Justin Beiber


Funkeira (funk singer) MC Beyoncé Note from BW of Brazil: Alright, so you may or may not be a fan of this type of music; in reality, if you don’t … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sexually provocative Rio funk rapper/singer Tati Quebra-Barraco recuperates from her 26th plastic surgery


Funk rapper Tati Quebra-Barraco: early 2000s (left) and today   Her songs are pure provocation. In her shows, she drives the guys crazy and she knows it. An expert in … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rio funk rapper Mr. Catra welcomes his 22nd child with number 23 on the way


The funkeiro is 44 years old  by Papelpop Last week, Rio funk rapper Mr. Catra, 44, saw his brood of 21 children increase once more. According to information from the Ego website, published on … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 3 Comments