Just wanted to post these videos to show the new dance the kids in the favelas have invented that I find fascinating. You rarely see new dances here that do not have heavy sexual undertones, so this one is a pleasant surprise. Of course, someone had to ruin it and call it “dança foda” but… Read More The Favela Dance (Dança/Passinho da Favela)
For those of you who speak Portuguese (or are learning), here is a trio of videos on the history of the city of São Paulo.
I watched this video today, which I thought was very interesting. In Brazil, people underestimate the importance of favelas. They ignore them, pretend they don’t exist, and people who live in them are ashamed to say they do so, but I have always thought it curious how the middle and upper classes can ignore such… Read More Shadow cities – Robert Neuwirth
Two Brazilians I greatly admire are Jo Soares and Roberto Carlos Ramos. It was a wonderful surprise for me, then, to watch this interview. This video actually has 5 parts, but I will only put the 1st.
One of the funniest, and sadly serious, news reports in Brazil are from the Brazilian clone CQC (it already exists in other countries). The other day, the construction of the Salvador metro network celebrated it’s 10th anniversary, with all the budget spent and only 7 kms. of subway lines partly finished. If you understand Portuguese,… Read More Metro in Salvador – CQC