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Pearls Negras' Carnival Funhouse Video For 'Make It Last'

Watch the trippy new video for "Make It Last" from Brazilian rap group Pearls Negras


Our obsession with Brazilian teen rap titans Pearls Negras began earlier this summer when we covered their high octane baile funk sound as part of our Afro-Brazil 2014 series. Though everyone else might have moved on from the football frenzy of the World Cup, we're still keeping tabs on all the promising new acts we came across from the South American nation. Vidigal's powerhouse trio, made up of Alice, Jeni and Mari, are back this time around with the polychromatic home video for "Make It Last" off their Nossa Gang mixtape. Pearls Negras guides us on a warped tour of their trippy, madhouse carnival in the highly-stylized visuals helmed by award-winning director Ian Pons Jewell. The tongue-in-cheek clip also lampoons the melodrama of a Brazilian telenovela as we're invited to stay out all night and party non-stop to the booming cut off their Nossa Gang mixtape. Check out Pearls Negras European tour dates and treat yourself to a mid-afternoon ocular hallucinogen with their "Make It Last" video below.

Pearls Negras 2014 European Tour Dates

08.29.14 - Aoutside Festival Headline Show Palaisseau, FR

09.03.14 - Silencio Paris, FR

09.04.14 - Old Blue Last London, UK:

09.11.14 - LUX Lisbon, PT

09.13.14 - Birthdays London, UK

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The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

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