By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 25,000 people gathered in Parque de Madureira in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) Sunday, April 28th, for the third annual Batalha do Passinho semi-final. The dance battle gives dancers mostly from Rio’s favela communities the opportunity to compete for a grand prize of R$10,000.
The Passinho is a new kind of dance to funk Carioca music (found at "baile funk" parties) which focuses on skilled . . .