Check out this fascinating article about the convergence of underground dance parties and drug gangs in one of Brazil's poorest urban shantytowns. The gangs theselves often bankroll these wildly popular parties and the most powerful drug factions even commission musicians to make hit songs in their honour.
In the slums of Rio De Janeiro, drug lords armed with submachine guns have
joined forces with djs armed with massive sound systems and rude,
raunchy singles. Welcome to the most exciting—and dangerous—underground
club scene in the world.
By Alex Bellos
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