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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, September 15th, ‘Baile do Ademar’ (Ademar’s Dance) will present ‘2PAC the Tribute’ a night of music dedicated to the late legend of hip hop. The event will be...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fundição Progresso celebrates five years of Baile do Bené on Friday, December 23rd which tributes Carioca funk music. The night will bring rhythms such as black music, charme, Miami bass...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dubbed the biggest baile funk (Carioca funk music party) in the world, the Rio Parada Funk (The Rio Funk Stop) returns with its third edition this Sunday, November 24th....
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is a place known for the cultural and ethnic diversity of its people, and the music varies and blends as much as the inhabitants themselves. Leo Justi,...
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...
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...
By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter A Short History Of Baile Funk Part 3, Funk Enters The 21st Century RIO DE JANEIRO - By the turn of the millennium Funk Carioca was slowly seeping out of Rio and Brazil and onto the...
By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter A Short History Of Baile Funk Part 2, The 1980s Electro Revolution RIO DE JANEIRO - Afrika Baambaata grew up in The Bronx, New York, and is widely regarded as the Godfather of Hip Hop. As...
By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter The Formative Years – Rio's Black Music Explosion The name Funk Carioca is taken directly from the musical genre pioneered by James Brown in the mid 1960s after he seized upon Little Richard's funked up rock...

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