International DJ Producer phenom Diplo has been mining the sound of favela music (baile funk) for some time now. Given the equivalent of a ‘hood pass’ into the favelas, he’s had the chance to see and experience first hand the raw energy and charisma that make the favelas like no other place in the world.
Now, backed by his label Mad Decent, he and his partner Leandro HBL are giving us that insider’s glance with their new documentary, Favela on Blast. Assured to be a colorful journey exploring the people, culture and music of Rio’s neglected neighborhoods, this documentary will have you smiling, dancing and making the 2014 World Cup just one more excuse to visit Rio.
You can download the movie at favelaonblast.com for $5. It comes with a PDF with photos and information about the film’s concept, synopsis and producers.
If you’re interested in Diplo, maybe you want to know more. If so, hop on over to An Intro to the World of Diplo right here on MatadorNights.
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Matt is currently taking a year off to travel through South East Asia, and if he doesn't put down any roots there he's returning to South America to spend the rest of his sabbatical WWOOFing, trekking, and brushing up on his Spanish.
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