Mulheres de Chico, Beyond the Blocos

By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Splashes of red and pink, intense drumming, and a hoard of vibrant and evocative females have taken over Rio’s most popular music venues as of late. Mulheres de Chico (Chico’s Women), a group comprised of 25 female musicians, has emerged as one of Rio’s must-see groups, after transforming from tribute band to all out musical spectacle.

The band formed when female percussionists bonded over their mutual affinity for Chico Buarques’ music. They began rendering unique interpretations of his work and performing at Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?