Blanquito, a Gringo’s Baile Funk

By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the distinct sounds of Rio, Baile Funk can be heard blasting from the many favelas of the city, even from long distances due to its unmistakably distinct beat. Bailes, or the big dance parties are accompanied by Funk Carioca, the catchy dance music originated in Rio with roots in Miami Bass, whose MCs are local . . .

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