Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Wax #5

By 27 January, 2021

January’s a slow month for music at the best of times – and these, most certainly are not those. In the UK, indulging in the self-deceiving ceremony of resolutions and better tomorrows, we hauled ourselves across the line... Read Article

MIXTAPE RARO 09: Ananda

By 15 January, 2021

Linchpin of her local scene, Rio de Janeiro’s veritable rave queen, Ananda has found her musical home in the Carioca warehouses and parking lots where she holds fort at her four-year strong queer party, KODE. There, the producer... Read Article

REVIEW Mormaço

By 24 April, 2019

Marina Meliande’s first full-length feature Mormaço (English title: Sultry) is an impassioned portrait of stark resistance, set during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Against this backdrop, the film narrates the Vila Autódromo favela community’s persistent... Read Article

REVIEW O Estopim

By 22 September, 2016

The case of Amarildo de Souza, the bricklayer who was tortured to death by UPP Military Officers of Rocinha favela on 14th July, 2013, made waves across Brazil and abroad. The story became a symbol of people’s attitudes... Read Article