Zuzuka Poderosa is the new queen warrior of her own special brand of baile funk. Funk carioca, originating in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and which borrowed heavily from the Miami booty bass movement, is just the starting place of her sound. Born in Vitoria, Brazil, Zuzuka grew up in Rio, with her formative years spent in the West Indies. She later moved to Brooklyn, NYC to study jazz vocal improvisation and work at her poetry. For the past few years, she’s been building up the underground bailefunk, moombahton and tropical bass scene in New York as a DJ, host and bartender. Currently working on her debut EP, she collaborates with producers from all over the world who mix the past with the future in sur americal-cosmic new ways. She raps and sings in
Portuguese, Spanish and English, musing provocatively and sarcastically over boomy electric kick drums and Latin percussion. She makes Carioca Bass music. ‘Interracial musical babies’ all her own. Her sound is fierce and fun, conjuring images of hot summer dance parties on gritty Brooklyn rooftops or up in the hills overlooking the sea. Recently in PRI’s The World, MTV Iggy’s ‘Bands We Like’, and NPR Alt.Latino’s ‘Spotlight’. Zuzuka’s last project with Sonora of Texas’ Peligrosa camp, ‘Sonora Remixes: Zuzuka Poderosa,’ was critically acclaimed around certain underground tropical bass movements.
The purpose of this group is to bring together Brazilians and Brazilians at heart.
Brazilians and anyone else interested in Brazil, i.e. people who love our country and our culture are welcome to join us. The main language of the group is Portuguese, but English always sneaks up on us here and there.
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