Emicida – Boa Esperança

Emicida, or Leandro Roque de Oliveira, is a Brazilian MC whose newest song Boa Esperanca examines centuries of oppression of black and poor people in Brazil. His video chooses to tell this story through empregados domésticos – domestic help that is a half step up from slavery. After slavery ended in 1888, black women became empregados domésticos. To this day, Brazil has the highest number of full-time maids in the world, certainly a legacy of slavery. Read more on Indiewire.

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