Export Type: Success in Brazil, Carita Furacão attracts attention and becomes a New York Times news story Instagram/clone
After her success in Brazil, Carreta Furacão attracts attention wherever she goes in the country. Now the collection has attracted the New York Times. This Wednesday (1), an American newspaper report told the story and followed the phenomenon throughout the interior of Brazil.
The report recounted how the group had become a popular and disrespected part of Brazilian culture and that its viral Internet videos had placed Carreta Furacão da Alegria on television shows and even in an advertisement with McDonald’s. Currently, according to the text of the newspaper, more than a hundred groups calling themselves Carreta Furacão or Trenzinhos da Alegria travel throughout Brazil, offering trips on colorful vehicles for about 15 Brazilian reais.
In the text, they show videos and photos of Caritas Furacao and tell the American audience that the bands dance funk. Furthermore, they explain who Carita’s notable characters are, which include international blockbusters such as Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man and Popeye, as well as Chaves and Turma da Mônica. However, the report gives greater importance to Fufao.
In addition to telling Carita Furacao’s story, journalists interviewed some of the groups’ members. One of them even performs acrobatic stunts, such as jumping off the top of a car or doing somersaults on the ground. According to the New York Times, the dancers travel for approximately three months straight and work six days a week for minimum wage. The text also says that many come from poor neighborhoods and cities and that working for Carita is an opportunity to get away from crime.
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