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    Brazil mayor bans Rap music during Carnival

    courtesy of Reuters.com

    Brazil mayor bans funk, rap music as Carnival begins | Reuters

    Brazil mayor bans funk, rap music as Carnival begins

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A mayor of a Brazilian town has banned Carnival revelers from playing funk or rap music during the traditionally free-wheeling celebrations that kick off around the country on Friday.

    Mayor Jose Neto of Sao Lourenco in southeastern Minas Gerais state told Globo television he was banning songs that incite violence and disrespect authority and wanted to protect more traditional Carnival music, such as samba.

    Anyone caught listening to funk -- a pounding beat often with sexual lyrics popular in Rio de Janeiro's slums -- or rap during the Carnival period would have to turn it off or face arrest and up to six months in prison, he reportedly said.

    "They are mass gatherings that demand better coordination, control and security that a public festival like Carnival doesn't allow us to adopt," Neto told Globo TV.

    Funk music has long been frowned upon by police and city authorities in Rio and faced crackdowns because of its association with slum gangs who use parties to sell drugs. But the music form, which originated in U.S. slums in the late 1960s, has increasingly found a mainstream following in Brazil and as far away as Europe.
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    Trinidad & Tobago government need to take note

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Trinidad & Tobago government need to take note
    Get out my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Trinidad & Tobago government need to take note
    Add Haiti to that list. Hip Hop songs do not belong in Kanaval!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Trinidad & Tobago government need to take note
    Why?


    Some of the greatest emcees have Trinidadian ancestry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    Why?


    Some of the greatest emcees have Trinidadian ancestry.
    We didn't agree on banning it altogether . We just want to cut it down during Kanaval and stick to the music that is traditionally played at our respected festivals.
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    I think you guys are afraid of change.


    The yutes want to hear it. Let them listen to it.

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    It will be interesting to see how this turns out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    I think you guys are afraid of change.


    The yutes want to hear it. Let them listen to it.
    Well out of the other days out of the year wouldn't it be nice to give it a rest to focus on the culture for the carnival season?

    Change is good many times in life and inevitable but I wouldn't want it to drown out culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriniTrini View Post
    Well out of the other days out of the year wouldn't it be nice to give it a rest to focus on the culture for the carnival season?

    Change is good many times in life and inevitable but I wouldn't want it to drown out culture.
    Cultures water down. There is nothing we can do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    Cultures water down. There is nothing we can do about it.
    I would call it evolution, rather than watering down. However, it's usually due to migration and thus change in population. What is happening today due to technology is different...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    I would call it evolution, rather than watering down. However, it's usually due to migration and thus change in population. What is happening today due to technology is different...
    Right


    Now the internet and cable are becoming prevalent in around the Caribbean, You will see a lot more American assimilation.

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    Then what is the point of going outside the US for carnival if the bands think they should assimilate instead of showcasing the culture in all its forms? I can understand adding some R&B or whatever to a mix in a fete (to a small extent) but when it starts to feel like I'm in a NYC club then why bother spending 1,000's of dollars for stuff I can get right here in the US? It's llike going to France and running to a McDonalds instead of sampling their native cuisine.
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    no hip hop or funk for carnival.. more space for dancehall me say LOL

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