Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people


Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Afroconsumo: Black Brazilian population moves around R$800 billion per year


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a segment of the market that has existed for a number of years and with a continuous rise in ethnic identity, it’s also something … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Black symbols of representation are on the rise, but they’re “in the hands of white people”: Patricia Anunciada talks about cultural appropriation & the importance of teaching Afro-Brazilian culture in schools


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of black representation has been one that has been on the Afro-Brazilian agenda for some time. As we live in a society in … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Afro-Brazilian theater groups Caixa-Preta, Pretagô and Montigente demand leading roles in telling their own stories; with more identification with characters, black audiences increasingly watching theater pieces


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a growing outlet for the expression of the Afro-Brazilian expression. In southern Brazil, black actors and actresses are showing that black audiences, traditionally … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brazilian old school/new school singers, rappers, DJs & dancers remake ‘70s funk classic “Mandamentos Black” for release of Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: I guess you could say this under-appreciated period in Brazilian Popular Music is one of my favorites (see here, here and here)! Not only did … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

November is the Month of Black Consciousness and Salvador, Bahia, will hold its second Afro Fashion Day with 70 models and 50 name brands on display


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s here again! In fact, it’s been here for seven days already. I speak here about the month of November which is celebrated throughout Brazil … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Identity, exposure and representation: Encrespa Geral expo in Belo Horizonte demonstrates why we need events specifically for black audiences


Note from BW of Brazil: The title of the article pretty much says it all! As Afro-Brazilians are so under-represented in the mainstream, alternative methods of representation, presenting views and … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments