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When Latino funk hits the Commercial Road

PUBLISHED: 17:26 12 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:21 05 October 2010

A CHEEKY Brazilian funk hip-hop MC who has caused dance fever in hundreds of South American nightclubs is throwing down a booty challenge’ gauntlet at Stepney’s Troxy Cinema Friday night (June 12). Brazilian Sergio Rodrigo Campos Costa, who is more popularly known as MC Creu, has been storming Brazil. During the last Easter weekend he performed more 25 concerts at Baile Funk venues in Brazil

By Victoria Huntley

A CHEEKY Brazilian funk hip-hop MC who has caused dance fever in hundreds of South American nightclubs is throwing down a 'booty challenge' gauntlet at Stepney's Troxy Cinema Friday night (June 12).

Brazilian Sergio Rodrigo Campos Costa, who is more popularly known as MC Creu, has been storming Brazil.

During the last Easter weekend he performed more 25 concerts at Baile Funk venues in Brazil.

MC Creu's song Creu has been sweeping South America and practically got the whole continent shaking its backside and is now set to get stuck in Londoners' heads for the whole summer.

Baile Funk organiser Janet Tappin Coelho said: "The song is completely mad and total nonsense.

"It's that sort of irritating summer song you just can't get out of your head. But who cares?

"It's about having fun, that's why it's caught millions of Brazilians' imagination and triggered 'bootylicious' dance skills worldwide."

The Baile Funk night is filled with music totally out of the ordinary.

Clubbers can expect thumping bass-lines, raucous horns, deep rapid beats and racy, uncompromising lyrics.

The true pioneers of this beat-driven genre lie within Rio de Janeiro's poor black community. In the mid 1980s, budding rappers living in the city's hillside favelas started composing lyrics to perform over mixes of US soul and funk songs that were being played at clubs and parties by local DJs.

Their interpretation soon took on a style of its own and today the eclectic samples, synthetic rhythms and raunchy, hard-hitting lyrics which are often about drugs, guns, sex, love and life in the favelas dominate the radio-waves of Rio's 600 ghettos.

MC Creu and his dancers ate in action at the Troxy in Commercial-road Friday, June 13, at 7pm.

Tickets: £15 advance, £20 on the door.

Details on 07961-396777, or 020-8243 9224, or online:

www.popozaoshop.com


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