Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Dr. Júlia Rocha: a double threat. Doctor inspires thousands sharing personal stories of patients; is also a successful samba singer that recently appeared on The Voice Brasil


Note from BW of Brazil: These are the types of stories that inspired the creation of the Black Women of Brazil blog! Below we bring you story of Dr. Júlia Rocha, … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

“But….you’re black”: When racial classification leads to stereotypical expectations


  Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s features touches upon a number of issues that are common here on the blog. But as the question and development of identidade negra … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Second CD of singer Luciana Oliveira based in black rhythms like Hip-Hop, Samba and Reggae


Note from BW of Brazil: Nearly two weeks ago, BW of Brazil brought you the eclectic sounds of Salvador, Bahia singer Larissa Luz, today it’s great to announce the return … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to singer and state deputy Leci Brandão!


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we’re a day late…But, here’s a Happy (belated) Birthday (Parabéns! Feliz Aniversário!) wish to one of Brazil’s most beloved Samba singers and now … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

What happened to the black Brazilian woman on May 14, 1888?: The day after the abolition of slavery


Black women on May 14th, 1888 It was a sunny Sunday, when Princess Isabel signed the Lei Áurea (Golden Law) which abolished Slavery in Brazil. When the princess arrived, the … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Carmen Costa: The daughter of sharecroppers, the woman with the powerful voice recorded many hits and sang at Carnegie Hall


Yes, I admit knowing that the Mexican rancheira “Cielito Lindo” was written in 1882 by Quirino Mendosa y Cortés, but its transformation into a farewell waltz, in the Brazilian version … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazilian music sensation “MC Beyoncé” uses the pop princess’s name, Rhianna’s music and blew up on You Tube like Justin Beiber


Funkeira (funk singer) MC Beyoncé Note from BW of Brazil: Alright, so you may or may not be a fan of this type of music; in reality, if you don’t … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment