WBEZ | favela http://www.wbez.org/tags/favela Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The music of Brazil's favelas http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-11/music-brazils-favelas-110320 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP392232449892.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil tomorrow. There&#39;s an official World Cup song, but it doesn&#39;t necessarily include any of the homegrown sounds coming out of Rio&#39;s favelas. &nbsp;We&#39;ll explore the roots of favela funk with Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The music of Brazil's favelas" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-11/music-brazils-favelas-110320 Global Notes: Brazilian group 'AfroReggae' fights violence in Rio de Janeiro's favelas with music http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-06/global-notes-brazilian-group-afroreggae-fights-violence-rio-de-janeiros- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-06/afroreggae.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, Damian Platt, co-author of the book <em><a href="http://www.cultureisyourweapon.com/about/" target="_blank">Culture is Our Weapon: Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio de Janeiro</a></em>, tells us about the favela-born group <a href="http://www.afroreggae.org/" target="_blank">AfroReggae</a>. Rio party promoter Jose Junior formed the musical outfit in the 1990s at the height of Brazil’s drug violence. Platt chooses some of his favorite AfroReggae tracks and explains how the group gives young people in favelas an alternative to violence.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><ol><li>Berimbau – DJ Sandrinho</li><li>MarinaGasolina – Bonde do Role</li><li>Benedito – AfroReggae</li><li>Nenhum Motivo Eplica a Guerra – AfroReggae</li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>A live performance by the drummers in AfroReggae:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CFVluC21lYE" frameborder="0" height="349" width="560"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-06/global-notes-brazilian-group-afroreggae-fights-violence-rio-de-janeiros-