Favela Funk Music Description

Funk carioca, favela funk, and in other parts in the world, baile funk, is a music genre from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil derived from Miami bass and gangsta rap music, which emerged in the mid-eighties.

"Baile funk", in Brazil, refers not to the music, but to the actual parties or discothèques in which the music is played. Although originated in Rio, favela funk has become increasingly popular amongst working classes in other parts of Brazil. In the whole country, funk carioca is most often simply known as funk, although it is very different musically from what funk means in most other places.

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