Brazil: Mayor bans rap music

14 February 2010


During the carnival period anyone caught listening to Brazilian funk or rap in Sao Lourenco, situated in south-eastern Minas Gerais state, will have to turn it off or face arrest and up to six months in prison.

Sao Lourenco’s mayor, Jose Neto, has banned carnival revellers from playing funk or rap music during the traditionally free-wheeling celebrations, reported Reuters on 14 February 2010

Mayor Jose Neto told Globo Television he had banned songs that incite violence and disrespect authority. His purpose was to protect more traditional carnival music such as samba.


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