Ilê Aiyê parades in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (Portuguese>English) Ilê Aiyê is one of the most popular African-descendent carnival blocks to parade in the city of Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). This was the first time the group took to the streets since the passing of Mother Hilda de Jitolu, Ialorixá (head priestess) of the Candomblé Jeje Religious Nation. Her contribution to Ile Aiye’s philosophical foundation remains inestimable. [Footage by Correio Nagȏ]
Maricá Massacre in Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese>English) VICE Brasil goes to Maricá, Rio de Janeiro to interview friends of the 5 youths executed by a militia in the Carlos Marighella Housing Complex. The victims included: 18-year-old Matheus Bittencourt (Mabi); 17-year-old Marco Jhonata; 20-year-old Sávio Oliveira (Soul); 16-year-old Matheus Baraúna; and Patrick da Silva. [Footage by VICE Brasil]
Makota Valdina discusses time, spirituality (Portuguese > English) Makota Valdina is an elder in the Congo-Angola tradition of Afro-Brazilian Candomblé. Raised in Salvador, Bahia, she's also an environmental justice activist, a specialist in ritual and herbal healing, and an important contemporary grassroots historian/philosopher of African spirituality.
Mano Brown criticizes PT at PT rally (Portuguese > English) Mano Brown, co-founder of the legendary rap group Racionais MCs, criticizes Brazil's Workers' Party at a Workers' Party rally days before the second round presidential election in October 2018. [Footage by Diário do Nordeste]
New Jersey rapper learns Portuguese via Brazilian Hip-Hop (Portuguese > English) Bishop (Jordan Fields) learned Portuguese by listening to popular Brazilian hip-hop groups, particularly Racionais MCs. He has since moved to São Paulo where he continues his rap career and teaches English. [Footage by Repórter Brasil - TV Brasil]