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Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian Accent

Tigarah at the NPR West studios in Culver City, Calif.
Rob Sachs, NPR
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Tigarah at the NPR West studios in Culver City, Calif.

Japanese rapper Tigarah infuses her music with a distinctly Brazilian brand of funk. The artist is gaining a global following for her fresh new take on the baile funk genre -- a street music with roots in Brazil, which she spices up with rap lyrics in her native tongue.

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Rob Sachs
Rob Sachs is a director on the NPR news and talk show Tell Me More and hosts the podcast "What Would Rob Do?" (WWRD).