Rio de Janeiro © Balazs Gardi

Rio de Janeiro © Balazs Gardi

Girls dance at a Baile Funk party in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, on May 5, 2008. The lyrics of the “Baile” songs often talk about the violence and crime and became the representation of the current problems residents faced in Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro © Balazs Gardi