Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Ivete Sangalo

President of popular Afro-Brazilian social/cultural organization Olodum criticizes Bahia’s Carnaval for ignoring black artists while giving major press and sposorship to white artist Ivete Sangalo


   President of Olodum, João Jorge Rodrigues, criticizes dominance of white artists like Ivete Sangalo Speaking on an issue we have covered in past articles here at BW of Brazil, the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

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