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  • Why are appearances so important to young Brazilian men?
  • Why are appearances so important to young Brazilian men?
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Passinho Dance: male vanity in the favelas

Performed mainly by men, Passinho is a new way of dancing funk born in the favelas of Rio. It highlights a new side to Brazilian men: a growing obsession with vanity. But how does it challenge favela stereotypes? And what does this new behaviour reveal about Gen Y?