Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Blocos afros Muzenza and Ilê Aiyê elect their black queens for the 2015 Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia!


Note from BW of Brazil: When most people around the world think of Brazilian Carnaval, they usually think of the spectacle broadcast from Rio de Janeiro. Lots of samba dancing … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leader of black Bahia’s most important symbol of black culture and pride talks about resistance under military dictatorship


Note from BW of Brazil: Last week throughout Brazil there were various television reports, magazines and newspapers devoted to the 50th year anniversary of a Military Dictatorship that would last … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Dancer Daiana dos Santos Ribeiro wins "Night of the Black Beauty" competition in Salvador, Bahia


  Selection was made on the Noite da Beleza Negra (Night of Black Beauty) on Saturday (12), in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil’s northeast). Daiana Ribeiro dos Santos is the new representative … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Night of the Black Beauty: Salvador, Bahia’s yearly homage to the beauty of the black woman


Candidates for the Deusa do Ébano do Ilê Aiyê A Noite da Beleza Negra (The Night of the Black Beauty) competition that went down last night, Saturday, January 12th, at Senzala Barro … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment