Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Baiana singer Larissa Luz branches off into a solo career mixing elements of Jamaican music, Candombl√© and Rock


Note from BW of Brazil: Talented singer/songwriter Larissa Luz paid her dues as the lead singer of the popular bloco afro Ara Ketu and is now carving out a name … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lucyana: What it means to be black – "many blacks grow up thinking that whites are synonymous with superiority"


Lucyana da Silva This commentary written by Lucyana da Silva from the city of Campos dos Goyatcazes in Rio de Janeiro state, is an example of why the Black Women … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Short film explores race, exclusion and the deferred dreams of black children living under Brazil’s "dominance of whiteness"


Cores e Botas¬†(Colors and Boots) is a short film by Juliana Vicente (See film at bottom of page) It focuses on the aspirations of a little black girl who wants … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 4 Comments