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Leo Justi Revisits the Origins of Brazilian Passinho In This Striking Dance Video

In this vivid music video, Leo Justi pays tribute to the origins of Passinho.

RIO DE JANEIRO—  In his new music video, Brazilian DJ & producer Leo Justi, known for his fusion of funk carioca and electro—puts the spotlight on passinho, the dance craze that’s been sweeping over the Lusophone world since 2008.


The dance, named after the Portuguese term for footwork, was birthed in the streets and alleyways of Rio's favelas, and fuses elements of breakdancing with traditional Brazilian dance moves like capoeira and samba.

"Young men and women turn to this artistic expression to avoid being recruited by one of the many drug trafficking gangs," says Julio Secchin the music video director.

As a nod to the dance's origin, both he and Justi took their dancers back to the streets in this fast-paced and visually stunning video.

Check it out below:

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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