Posts tagged ‘Music’

Ja Rule in Rocinha

Yes the once famous US Hip Hop (or in Carioca Hippy Hoppy) artist Ja Rule (pronounced Ja Hooley) preformed off of the Curvo do S on Estrada da Gavea in Rocinha in summer. The concert was advertised on banners, cars and blasting speakers not only throughout the favela but all of Rio. It cost 30 Reais to get into the bus parking lot that is the Arena do S which is a little expensive. Everyone in the favela talked about the costs but ended up on the streets to watch the concert from afar. There was a nice display of fireworks when the concert kicked off that made it well worth it for everyone even though the music was less than prefect. It just goes to show that to have a good time in Rocinha you only need your friends and loud music.


November 18, 2009 at 6:36 am Leave a comment

Brazilian “Passinho” Dance, copycat?

In Baile Funks (street parties held in the favela), there is a common dance that you might see the guys doing. Passinho. Passinho, however looks mighty similar to the US dance called “the jerk”, and the foot dance that Argentine floggers do. You be the judge.

November 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm 1 comment

Favela Names – Moyses Marques

Here goes a cool music video filmed in Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro.

November 8, 2009 at 4:46 pm 1 comment

Michael Jackson in the Favela

Here goes some clips of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” music video which was filmed in a favela in Rio, and in Salvador, Bahia.

November 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

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