Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In Belo Horizonte, unprecedented production presents classic “Porgy & Bess” opera with all black Brazilian soloists; wasn’t possible just 30 years ago


Note from BW of Brazil: Now this really looks exciting! I actually only discovered this production when I was doing some research about the Festival de Arte Negra in Belo … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Zaíra de Oliveira: One of the Brazil’s greatest singers that you’ve never heard of


Originally published on Monday, November 28, 2011Republished in recognition of Month of Black Consciousness Zaíra de Oliveira (1891-1951) was a classically-trained soprano that studied at the Instituto Nacional de Música … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 4 Comments