Thursday, June 8, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
I was happy to come across this short documentary looking at Afro Brazilian empowerment through cultural affirmation in recent months. The Afro Brazilian heritage of South America's largest country is one of the reasons I got so taken with Brazil in the first place, so to see young people claiming what's been marginalized historically is refreshing, to say the least. I appreciate that the established cutting edge fashion magazine i-D published this piece and included an interview with Nayara Justino, the actress/model dethroned from the title of Globeleza carnival queen for supposedly being "too black".
Monday, April 10, 2017
You before samba dance class:
You after samba dance class:
Sometimes all you wanna do is dance. So come do that Uptown on April 20th! Let samba be your high ;). I'll be teaching a samba dance class, you get a caipirinha, and you get to rock with global beats and rhythms the rest of the evening. RSVP now, space is limited for the dance class.
We'll be rocking at Boteco Brasil in Harlem, the only authentic Brazilian botequim Uptown.
I Just Wanna DanceAfterwork Global Dance Rhythms & More
Thursday April 20th
7:00p - 10:00p
Samba Dance Class 7:00 - 8:00p (RSVP required)
Boteco Brasil 1469 5th Ave between 118th/119th Streets
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Sometimes, that's just the best thing to do. Okay, all the time. Enjoy and share this quick mix featuring contemporary dance music from Brazil, Angola and Portugal. See full tracklist below.
“15 Barras” DJ Nigga Fox
“Abertura do Jogo” Os Batuqueiros
“Fighting Spirit” Boddhi Satva
“Samba” Sarz ft. Wizkid
“Baile de Favela” MC João
“Baile de Favela” (Afro Remix) DJ Malvado ft. Homeboyz
“Carnaval” DJ NinOo
“Axibangonfu” DJ NinOo
“Sarra Para Direita” (AfroFunk Mix) JackBass
“African Groove” (Original Mix) DJ Lilocox and DJ Nax
“Sapolo Gi” Staff Paulo