In an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, the L.A. Rebellion director, Billy Woodberry (of Bless Their Little Hearts, 1983), stressed how important it was for him to be among the young Black students enlisting, for the first time, in... Read Article
Check Out Barbatuques’ ‘Baião Destemperado’ From DJ Tahira’s Forthcoming Afro-Brazilian Compilation ‘Levanta Poeira’
Heard across the web after a Nike video showed Ronaldinho playing indoor soccer along with scenes of him playing as a child, Barbatuques’ “Baião Destemperado”, from their 2002 album Corpo Do Som, will finally see the light on a vinyl edition.... Read Article
Similar to the origins of rap in the US, renowned Brazilian rap artists such as Gabriel O Pensador and Criolo incorporate social and ethnic issues into their lyrics. The topics range from social inequalities and racial tensions to... Read Article
Here’s a brand new track from Brazil’s Iconili. Hailing from Belo Horizonte, their instrumental sound contains elements of jazz, rock, traditional Brazilian styles and the African influences which are clear on “O Rei de Tupanga”, a scorching number... Read Article
In the latest of Vincent Moon‘s Petites Planetes series he documents a music and dance ritual in Belém do Para, capturing the Umbanda Afro-Brazilian religion in one of it’s purest incarnations.