RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Many of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favela communities have long been regarded as well-springs of popular cultural creativity – especially musically – and this is a process that has not ceased. What has changed is the reception this creativity has received in the wider community.

Communities like Mangueira (among others) are justifiably famous for their role as incubators and innovators of musical genres – like samba and choro – that have come . . .

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