Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Afro-Brazilians make up 76% of population in three states and are the majority in 56.8% of Brazilian cities; racial inequality still persists


Photo: Núcleo de Estudos Afro-Brasileiros (Neab) Prejudice in relation to skin color is still a reality faced by blacks today. Anthropologist Maria de Lourdes Siqueira, who was born in Codó, a … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Winner of three 2012 Video Music Brasil awards, check out Gaby Amarantos’ video for "Xirley"


Gaby Amarantos is a singer of style known as “technobrega”. She hails from the north Brazilian state of  Pará and released her first album earlier this year. Having recently won … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaby Amarantos dismisses Beyoncé comparisons and takes home three awards at the 2012 Video Music Brasil awards


The singer of the musical style dubbed “tecnobrega”, Gaby Amarantos, was the big  winner of the Video Music Brasil (VMB) 2012, the MTV awards that took place at the Espaço … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 1 Comment