Vogue: Retalhos Cariocas with Afro Reggae
Posted: Nov 07 2013
Retalhos Cariocas and Grupo Cultural AfroReggae share the mission of empowering youth in Brazil’s favela communities, and were recognized together by Vogue Brasil in a special feature. Afro Reggae was profiled in the film Favela Rising, which focuses on the work of Anderson Sá, a former drug trafficker who establishes the grassroots movement to draw in adolescents interested soul, reggae, rap, and hip-hop as well as workshops focusing on dance, recycling, football, percussion, and more. The group uses music and education to better the lives of youth and prevent further growth of gangs. Grupo Cultural AfroReggae believes that through education, there is a greater likelihood that adolescents will not get caught up in drugs and gang violence.
Retalhos Cariocas is part of the new Favela Rising movement, where Silvinha, Fafá, Luciana M, Luciana A, and Nadja serve as role models for young girls who can see that people from the favela can create businesses, impact lives, find success and be recognized for their contributions. Often, young daughters and friends in the community can be seen around Retalhos Cariocas’ studio and soaking it all in.