South America Brazil and its African Roots
I’ve come to find that while Brazil is a nation with a strong pride in its African roots, the continued role of race in general in the formation of country’s deep social divisions reveals some confusing contradictions.
Besides being the birthplace of funk, Rio is recognised as the birthplace of samba. Rio’s famous samba schools are the historic epicentre for both local social activism and the formation of an Afro-Brazilian identity for the country. ….. Boima Tucker