Brazil's largest city, São Paulo is coming out of a searing drought. But its impact wasn't all bad. One woman saw the drought as an opportunity to empower women and bring her community closer together.
Brazil's surge in microcephaly cases has been widely blamed on the Zika virus. Now some claim it might be caused by pesticides, or even vaccines. We asked an NIH expert to sort out what we know from what we don't.
It's a story about mosquitoes, public health, water and women, which is why The World has sent its Across Womens' Lives team to Brazil. They’re there to report on how Zika fits into the story of Brazilian women’s struggles to improve their lives in a time of rapid and often disturbing environmental change.
Rio de Janeiro's Fashion Week has long been criticized for using almost exclusively white models in a country that is mostly non-white. But no more. A new agreement ensures at least 10 percent of models on Rio's runways will be non-white.
Mais Um Discos has become one of the world’s most consistent sources for music from the Brazilian underground scene, bringing us everything from the mind-expanding “Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!” to the diverse and daring Daora Underground compilation and the sample-delic MPB of Lucas Santtana. ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16891/afropop-premiere-orquestra-imperial-cair-na-folia-free-download/"> Read more »</a>
It’s that time again, when the inhabitants of Brazil (and many foreign guests) collectively lose their inhibitions and devote several days to dancing, playing music, drinking and wearing as little clothing and as many feathers as possible. That’s right, we’re ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16965/brazil-carnival-2014-sambas-de-enredo/"> Read more »</a>
It is always refreshing to witness a well-respected artist of an older generation maintain relevancy. Too often, we are presented with a barrage of reissues and throwbacks to former glory, the audience forced to rely on the memory of greatness, ... Read more »
Brazil's military has agreed to participate in a truth commission looking at the military's role in murders and disappearances committed after a coup in 1964. Author Peter Kornbluh has just returned from São Paulo.
If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17831/the-2014-afropop-unofficial-world-cup-album/"> Read more »</a>
As part of our ongoing Afropop Worldwide Exclusive Mix series, we asked DJ, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Cyr, AKA Teleseen, to make a mix of whatever he was currently excited about, which is mostly Brazilian electronic music, and the music it informs. ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18063/afropop-worldwide-exclusive-mix-teleseen/"> Read more »</a>