Skip to comments.Brazil mayor bans funk, rap music as Carnival begins
Posted on 02/12/2010 7:13:10 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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.
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But if you want to watch a hot 7 year old dance in skimpy outfits, he’s all for it.
Good for him. Hip Hop has its place, but it seems like now everything has been inundated with it.
I am Catholic but I must be a closet Protestant because I find the whole Carnival debauchery repulsing. I think there is a negative correlation between economic development and how seriously a location takes Carnival.
It is sort of hypocritical since people have sex in the street during Carnavale.
I’m Catholic too but this has nothing to do with being Catholic, just as getting drunk on Saint Paticks day and putting up lepricons has nothing to do with being Catholic.
I have a good friend who lived in Sao Paulo for 4-5 years.
He said - “You know, on the SURFACE, Brazilians appear very open and sexual. But deep down - they are even more so!”
Unfortunately given the relationship with Lent and how this debauchery is associated with strongly Catholic areas we are stuck with the association.
“....turn it off or face arrest and up to six months in prison, he reportedly said.”
You have the right to remain silent....
Mayor Jose Neto of Sao Lourenco in southeastern Minas Gerais state BUMP.
I went to see a rap concert and the Carnival broke out.
Of course it is Catholic. The whole Carnival (Carnal = flesh), is nothing more than the traditional activity of getting as much sin out of your system as possible before Lent to prepare you for Easter. The American version of this revelry (Mardi Gras) is of roughly the same ilk. They all find their way back to Rome, whether officially sponsored or just tacitly winked at.
“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.”
Being frowned on by the Brazilian police is not like an ugly look from, say, SF’s finest:
“Boom, boom, boom, boomity boom boom!”
“This is the law! Shut that noise down!”
“Up yours copper!” Boomity, boom, boo-—”
It ain’t a party until a Bootsy Collins base note begins and George Clinton does his thing!!!
I’m not a fan of the newer hip-hop but I rather enjoy Grandmaster Flash or other old school rap at party.
You caint stop da funk.
LOL! Have you heard of “chile con carne”? The “con carne,” obviously, means “ withmeat.” “Carnival” is more properly translated as “farewell to meat,” as the old-school observation of Lent meant NO MEAT for 40 days (not like meat was eaten regularly anyway by many commoners. It was a luxury until pretty recently). Admit it- you just don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to the Catholic Church.
Sure, and that is why they dance naked at Carnaval. Admit it, you know nothing about reality.
International hedonism and secularism has coopted the older celebrations, just like they have with Christmas and Easter. Knowing you though, you want to blame that on Catholicism too.
If you insist...
You know if we think about carnival it is sickening . It is men wanting to get their fill of sin before they have to shut it down or hide it for 40 days
Exactly. And one may ask whence cometh this perversion of theology? Look to Rome.
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