Fashion Designer Mark Ecko, Gringolado?

November 9, 2009 at 9:25 am 1 comment

Fashion designer Mark Ecko posted a video of him in Rocinha, and wrote a little about the favelas in Brazil.
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You really don’t get a taste of Brazil until you get to visit the Favela’s. I visited both Helipolis in Sao Paolo, and Rocinha in Rio. In Sao Paolo I got to visit the work of Apprendiz and other social projects involving the arts and community. In Rocinha I got a very special night time tour with MC Junior and Leonardo– who are giants in the music scene here.

I had an amazing time. People were lined up on the streets watching old videos of Michael Jackson. The food was great. Graff scene in Sao Paolo is sick! Rio is a completely different vibe– much more chill, typical of a beach community. Rio is LA. Sao Paolo is NYC. This video is a little long, but it’s worth watching- especially for the music in the end.

Side note: Interesting comment left on Mark’s blog by a brazilian that shows the Brazilian attitude towards favelas. “Damn, so I, a brazilian, who visited hundred of different places of my own country, but never a favela from Rio or São Paulo never got the “real taste” of my country?”

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  • 1. Zezinho  |  November 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Sou favelaaaaa…eu fui…e sempre serei favela!!!!

    Junior e Leonardo- Sou Favela!- Pra sempre favela

    Sou favela
    Eu fui
    E sempre serei favela 2X

    Tudo que a favela me ensinou,
    Tudo que lá dentro eu aprendi,
    Vou levar comigo a onde eu for,
    Vou na humildade procurando ser feliz

    Mesmo com tanta dificuldade
    Tantos preconceitos que eu já sofri
    Só quero cantar a liberdade
    Esse é o trabalho do MC

    Levar a voz das comunidades
    Aonde o nosso Funk atingir
    Pois o favelado de verdade
    Vai ser favelado mesmo se sair dali.
    Por isso…

    Sou favela
    Eu fui
    E sempre serei favela 2X

    Sei que na favela a chapa é quente
    Pois lá já perdi vários irmãos
    Por isso o nosso papo é diferente
    Sem apologia a crime, droga ou facção

    Pregamos a união das favelas (e todas elas)
    Sabemos a força que todas elas juntas têm
    Por isso que vou em todas elas
    Vou sem simpatia sem descriminar ninguém

    E são tantas as comunidades
    Pena não ter tempo de falar todas aqui
    Mas vai um abraço na humildade
    De de 2 favelados
    Junior e Leonardo MCs

    Sou favela
    Eu fui
    E sempre serei favela

    here above is the complete song for dowload..junior e leonardo are my favorite artist mc’s of Rocinha!


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