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Tag: Rio do Janeiro favelas

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    “What a shot”, the folklore side of rampant violence in Rio do Janeiro favelas

    The clips often show children and adults collapsing to the ground as a shot rings out following the lyrics “What a shot”, before the person stands up and begins to dance (Pic Reuters)

    A viral music video called “What a shot” is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression, as surging crime in Rio de Janeiro has led the government to put troops in charge of security in the tourist city. The hit by Jordana Gleise de Jesus Menezes - known as JoJo Todynho - has spawned myriad parody videos on YouTube since it was released in December.