History of Brazilian Baile Funk music and dance styles

Baile Funk MUSIC

Baile Funk is a big mix of different music styles. To have a better understanding of this music and dance style, I’d like you to have a read of this comprehensive Wikipedia article on the topic:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funk_carioca

Want to hear how it sounds or how people dance on it? Go no further, I’m going to share with you few music playlists and dance videos.

First of all, there’s a great mixtape playlist you need to subscribe to and this is the following one from Rio:

baile funk dance

I will share with you a couple of dance choreography I have found. However, please note that they aren’t actual tutorials. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any real dance tutorials.😞

Finally, you might want to read another blog on how this music and dance style became exported:

https://www.thefader.com/2015/01/17/how-diplo-took-baile-funk-out-of-brazil

Do you have any Baile Funk dance choreography you’d like to teach us? If so, share them with us in the comment section!

Favela Chic: eclectic DJ and reggae band (Paris, 2016)

FAVELA CHIC

This was a rather unplanned night out I went for on Wednesday 25th May 2016. Had dinner across the street and was attracted to this Favela Chic bar and restaurant. So, I came in and must say this was a great idea!

Favela Chic

This ‘Favela Chic’ club isn’t only playing – as the name suggests – Brazilian sounds, but a great variety of world music.

FAVELA CHIC IN PICTURES

Here are few pictures of the venue, which I thought is quite rather original:

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DJ ARTHUR CHAP

The main focus for this night was on DJ Arthur Chap. He played a nice mix of world music and more mainstream music such as Afrobeats, Afrodisco, Soul, Groove, Funk, …

If you want to know more about him, check this link:

https://www.mixcloud.com/arthur_chaps/

REGGAE GUEST BAND

There was also a guest reggae band. Unfortunately, the band name is unknown to me.

Here are few videos taken at the event of both DJ and band performances:

‘Trash’ award-winning UK, Brazilian and German co-produced film

‘TRASH’ FILM PRODUCTION

First, this ‘Trash’ film is an uplifting and energetic drama based on the novel by Andy Mulligan.

The film was co-produced at 80 % in Brazilian Portuguese and 20% in English.

It has also both Brasilian and American actors.

Secondly, if you do not understand English or Brazilian, you can watch it dubbed in your own language.

I have personally watched it in German at this lovely cinema in Hamburg. I was late for the film. But the staff opened one screening room just for me!

'Trash' film

FILM AWARDS

The ‘Trash’ film has won or been nominated for 5 awards:

For more insights about its production, read this article.

STORYLINE AND TRAILERS

Now, want to know more about it? Check these two articles providing you:

  • the storyline
  • two video teaser trailers
  • a longer story plot explanation as well as critics:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-new-trailer-for-trash-starring-rooney-mara-starts-a-revolution-20140827

http://variety.com/2014/film/festivals/film-review-trash-1201323827/

RELEASE DATES

Thirdly, the film has been released a few years ago. But it’s worth checking if it is available in your country:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921149/releaseinfo?ref_=ttfc_sa_1

FILM SOUNDTRACK

Finally, you may enjoy the classic, energetic and upbeat Brazilian film soundtrack.

Check the YouTube playlist and SoundCloud mixed tape below to listen to it:

Nova Collective Bossanova band live concert at House Dublin (Ireland, 2014)

NOVA COLLECTIVE Bossanova BAND

I attended in 2014 a bossa nova and samba live concert by the Nova Collective Bossanova band at House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

I thought you might have liked to hear more about it!

Nova Collective Bossanova band
Nova Collective, an Irish-Brazilian Bossanova band founded in 2012. The band is playing every Sunday from 5 to 7 pm at the ‘House Dublin bar and restaurant’.

The band is led by pianist Louis Ryan. The line-up ranges from 5 to 8 of the finest jazz and Latin musicians Ireland has on offer.

They released a debut EP called ‘Samba De Amor’ you can buy and download in multiple formats.

If you would like to know more about them and their projects, check their Facebook page.

Finally, I have recorded few songs from their live performance on Sunday 23rd November 2014.

I hope you will enjoy listening to these mixed tapes!