Music in the Favelas (ghettos) of Rio de Janiero

In the favelas, or what we would refer to as ghettos, there is a strong preference for the hard driving beats of what they refer to as “funk” music. Today, this music is heavily influenced by Miami bass rap music. The lyrics are very tough, as is life in the favelas, and beats are made for dancing. Click the two links below to hear some music straight from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro:

Baile Funk / Funk Carioca.

In the favelas, or what we would refer to as ghettos, there is a strong preference for the hard driving beats of what they refer to as “funk” music.  Today, this music is heavily influenced by Miami bass rap music.  The lyrics are very tough, as is life in the favelas, and beats are made for dancing.

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