Silver City Radio
Brazilian Funk
UN/SPOKEN ARCHIVES is a project by 1st year students of the Graphic Design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy initiated and accompanied by the Werker Collective. To share our knowledge and stories we created a series of amateur archives based on our own desires, fears, passions, disappointments, obsessions, family memories and localities.

PARTICIPANTS: Eloïse Alliguié – Rafaela Aristodimou – Ysé Auguste-Dormeuil – William Becker – Philippine Bordeaux-Montrieux – Vinícius Cardoso Witte – Hyoyeong Chu – Kimberly Duck – Fanni Falucskai – Lola Frydman – Marie Gertsen – Kiki Gordon – Sigrídur Hafdís Hannesdóttir – Victoria Hoogstoël – Quirine Kennedy – Max Kessel – Jung Yeon Kim – Hagar van der Knijff – Lukasz Matuszewski – Natalia Ruhe – Luca Putz – Ran Reimann – Bram Romkes – Alyson Sillon – Martina Vanini

EDITING: Sigrídur Hafdís Hannesdóttir, Victoria Hoogstoël, Natalia Ruhe
IDENTITY DESIGN: William Becker, Jung Yeon Kim, Lukasz Matuszewski, Luca Putz
WEBDESIGN & PROGRAMMING: Eloïse Alliguié, Max Kessel
TYPEFACES: UNSPOKEN ARCHIVES by Luca Putz, ParaRubber by Léonard Mabille
* Vinicius Cardoso Witte *

“I want to be happy Relaxed walking in the favela where I was born and being able to be proud knowing that the poor has his place but I just want to be happy where I was born, and to be proud to knowing that the poor has his place My dear authority I don't know what to do with so much violence I am afraid of living since i live in the favela I am very disrespected The sorrow and happiness here walk side by side I am a preach to the protector saint but I am interrupted by gunshots while the rich live in a beautiful big house the poor is humiliated, stepped on in the favela I can’t stand anymore this violence I only ask the authority a bit more of competence”

Eu só quero ser feliz (I just want to be happy) by Mc Cidinho e Doca.

This is one of the most famous funk songs in Brazil, through the beat that got popularized in mainstream in the early 2000’s with its characteristic of miami bass, and incorporated with lyrics that talk about the reality of the favelas but not being too expressive at the point to not be accepted my the middle and upper class that now dominated the scene, where it does not talk anymore about the reality but became a platform to showcase, money, cars and girls, yeah guys, we did it again, next another happy song, from the same time that express a bit more of the underground early funk scene, “The Baile was made to have fun and to dance”.

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