Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about Brazilian Funk, a popular music genre here in Brazil!
Funk is a characteristic type of Brazilian music that is very close to the Brazilian culture and society, and can be considered as a cultural movement.
Different types of Brazilian Funk
There are many types of Brazilian Funk and today you’ll learn how to identify each of them. Take a look at our explanations!
Funk de Raíz (Root Funk)
It came out in 1990 here in Brazil, and was a victim of prejudice and attacks due to the violence present in the funk parties, inside poor communities.This is the first kind of funk originally produced in Brazil. It deals with the reality of life in the slums, and speaks most specifically about the difficulties of living in poor communities.
Funk Melody (Melody funk)
Funk Melody is a sub-genre of the Funk Carioca and was created in 1990. With a beat inspired by the North American R&B, this kind of funk usually has more danceable melodies and lyrics related to love relationships. This sub-genre inspired a new generation of singers, such as Anitta and Ludmilla and it’s very popular nowadays.
Funk Proibidão (Prohibited Funk)
Funk Proibidão was created in 1990 inside the slums of Rio de Janeiro. It is so called because it addresses issues that are not well accepted by society in their lyrics: crime and sex. What is most characteristic about this type of funk is that its lyrics usually describes explicitly, sexual practices and other practices that offend the police, rival gangs and extol the life of crime. MC Daleste was famous for singing Funk Proibidão.
Funk Ostentação (Ostentation Funk)
Funk Ostentação was created in 2008 in São Paulo. It’s lyrics describes a millionaire lifestyle that often, interestingly, do not represent the real life of the singer. Luxury cars and lots of money accompanied by many women are usually seen in the clips. KondZilla, is a famous singer of Funk Ostentação, and is also known for producing great visual materials that represent perfectly this sub-genre.
Top 10 Brazilian Funks
We have prepared a Top 10 Brazilians Funks for you to have fun while listening to one of the most important music genres of Brazil! Take a look!
1. Tá Tranquilo, Tá Favorável – MC Bin Laden
2. Rap da Felicidade – Cidinho & Doca
3. Olha a Explosão – MC Kevinho
4. Cerol na mão – Bonde do Tigrão
5. Dança do Créu – MC Créu
6. Baile de Favela – MC João
7. Glamurosa – MC Marcinho
8. Funk das Antigas – Jonathan Costa
9. Você Partiu Meu Coração – Nego do Borel
10. Tá Dominado – SD Boys
Kisses and Hugs from Rio.