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Inside the Mind of Favela Funk

Netherlands, 2016


Those who listen to favela funk without knowing Portuguese mainly hear swinging music. But those who do know it hear – especially in the ‘putaria’ variety – explicit, misogynistic lyrics about sex. This male-dominated style enjoys a huge popularity in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.

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Inside the Mind of Favela Funk Directed by Elise Roodenburg, Fleur Beemster