By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pedra do Sal will fill with celebrations of Afro-Brazilian culture this Saturday, April 12th, as the Baile Black Bom (Good Black Party) holds its seventh edition. Taking place every second Saturday of the month, the free event begins at 5PM with DJs and the band Consciência Tranquila (Quiet Conscience) reinterpreting classic funk and soul from the 70s, R&B, and hip-hop until midnight.

"There was a great need to put this kind of event on in the streets," Alan Camargo, vocalist and organizer for the band . . .

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