Another genre of African-rooted Brazilian music is #bailefunk. It's even more raw than samba but rhythmically just as African. Beginning in the 1980s, Brazilian funk grew out of the favelas (unincorporated shanty neighborhoods) in the hills above Rio de Janeiro, and has since spread to other parts of Brazil and around the world.
Brazilian funk music updates old African rhythms and gives them a hip-hop flair, not unlike the Miami Bass records that inspired the first funk carioca artists in Rio. And like Miami Bass, baile funk lyrics are often provocative. Sex, drugs, and violence are everywhere -- an extreme reflection life in many of Brazil's poorest urban neighborhoods.
Since the early 2000s, #FunkCarioca has been adopted by middle- and upper-class Brazilians as well as DJs and partiers from around the world. This process is similar to how hip-hop became a global art form in the 1990s, just as it was entering into the mainstream of American culture. 🎥: #OhNovinha by @mc_donjuanoficial ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ 14 minutes barely allows you to scratch the surface of either samba or funk, but hit the link in my bio and let this week's #BodyAndSoulRecords blend take you to Brazil.
Featuring tracks from @funkeiromcbuiu, @bondedasmaravilhasofc, @mckalzin, @mckoringa, @mczaacofc, @mcjerryoficiall, @mc_donjuanoficial, @mcfioti.oficial, @mcjoaooriginal, and more!
#AfroBrasil #AfroBrazil #Brasileira #Brasilerio #FunkCarioca #Rio #RioDeJaneiro #Favela #MixMonday