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Pioneering Brazilian rap from Criolo

Bristolatino’s joint editor-in-chief Rosanna West tells us why the star of Brazilian rapper Criolo just keeps on rising. Singer-songwriter, rapper and urban poet Criolo (born Kleber Cavalcante Gomes), is one of Brazil’s most acclaimed artists, and is fast becoming a big name around the world. His parents, migrants from North-Eastern Brazil, moved to São Paulo in […]

The changing sounds of Salvador carnival

Bristolatino joint editor-in-chief Phoebe Hopson looks at the two sides to Salvador Carnival, and discusses what they say about modern Brazilian culture. Salvador, situated in the northern state of Bahia, is the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian culture. Built on a triangular peninsular, the city’s cultural identity has been shaped by the Slave Trade. Despite its murky […]