by Community Contributors

Favela Culture Makes the City

Clique aqui para Português For the original article by Jorge Barbosa in Portuguese published by Observatório de Favelas click here. Favelas are fruitful places for the creation of culture. Samba, capoeira, and choro are dances and music […]

Favela Culture

Rocinha “Wakes Up” with Capoeira

Located at the Rocinha Sports Center, Manel Costa runs his ‘Acorda’ (Wake Up) capoeira school, where he trains over three hundred students from the community of Rocinha. The group started in October 2004 and has […]

by Community Contributors

Missing my Providência

Clique aqui para Português “I miss my Providência,” exclaimed Eron César dos Santos, who has lived on the hill for 44 years, or his entire life. A man with glasses and a burn mark on […]