Brazilcore: Anitta’s New Album Spreads Infectious Brazilian Funk Worldwide

April 27, 2024
Anitta Funk Generation
Anitta releases 'Funk Generation'

Brazilian pop sensation Anitta has once again captivated the music world with the release of her latest album, “Funk Generation.”

Arguably Brazil’s most recognizable global pop singer since Astrud Gilberto sang “The Girl From Ipanema” nearly 60 years ago, Anitta sings in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, doubling down on her efforts to bridge cultures and introduce listeners to the energetic rhythms of Brazil.

Anitta’s musical journey has involved blending Brazilian sounds with various genres, but “Funk Generation” represents what she has truly been working towards. Departing from mainstream pop trends, Anitta infuses her signature flair into the vibrant world of Brazilian funk, frequently referred to as funk carioca or baile funk, a combination of Brazilian rhythms, African and electronic music, and rap.

“Funk Generation is an album where I celebrate my roots,” Anitta said in a press statement. “It’s where I express the power of Rio’s funk in every track its unique, danceable, and sensual beats. It’s a rhythm born in the favelas, where I grew up, and it exudes resistance and art in every community. I’m proud to work on a project about a genre that has been unfairly stigmatized in Brazil but is slowly gaining recognition worldwide. In the album, I bring in important collaborations that helped me tell this story. I’ve been involved in every step of the production and visual direction, and I’ve achieved the result I’ve been aiming for.”

Anitta began teasing her new album last year when she released Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story. She followed the three-track release with the singles “Mil Veces” and “Joga pra Lua“. The album features club-ready songs including “Grip”, “Fria”, and “Ahi” ft. Sam Smith. 

Anitta is set to embark on her first North American tour in May, giving fans an authentic taste of the iconic funk parties in Brazil. The tour, which kicks off on May 18th in Mexico City, includes stops in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Toronto, and more.

Following the North American leg, Anitta will bring the Baile Funk Experience to South America, including Bogota and Buenos Aires, and then Europe with shows in London, Paris, Ibiza, and more.

Tatiana Cesso

As a journalist, I've made it my mission to explore and share stories that inspire, inform, and entertain. You may have stumbled upon my work in esteemed publications such as InStyle, Marie Claire, Bazaar, L’Officiel, and Vogue, among others. Having called the U.S. home since 2010, I've lived in Chicago, LA, and currently, Miami. But my heart always beats to the rhythm of Brazil. It's where I was born and raised, and my love for its culture, people, and energy knows no bounds. To share this passion, I've founded Brazilcore, a platform aimed at bridging the gap between Brazil and English speakers worldwide.

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