15 Music Videos Recorded in Brazil by Non Brazilian Artists

Caroline Rangel

Caroline Rangel

Carol Rangel is the Contributing Editor at Global Storybook (Brazil).
You can read more about Carol here.
Caroline Rangel

Here is a list of 15 music videos recorded in Brazil by non-Brazilian artists.
Rio de Janeiro seems quite popular, but in real life it isn’t that big party with girls dancing around wearing bikinis.
I must say everything you see about the favelas (slums) and communities are real. There have been multiple interventions by the government, mostly unsuccessful, to implement policies to secure and restructure favelas.
Some years ago, the favela culture has gained popularity as inspiration for art, I guess it inspired some of the videos listed below.

1. Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Lie

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Ipanema, Leblon, Morro Dois Irmãos (‘Two Brothers Mountains’) and Lage Park

2. Snoop Dogg – Beautiful (feat. Pharrel Williams)

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Guanabara Bay, Escadaria Selaron (‘Selaron stairway’), Copacabana and Lage Park

3. Beyoncé – Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro and Trancoso (Bahia)
  • Highlights: São Conrado Beach

4. David Guetta – Without You (feat Usher)

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro (one of the sets)
  • Highlights: Ipanema, Leblon and Morro Dois Irmãos

5. Ricky Martin – Vida

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Ipanema and Arpoador Rock

6. Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro and Salvador (Bahia)
  • Highlights: Pelourinho (historic city centre of Salvador) and Dona Marta slum in Rio

7. Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Lapa district

8. U2 – Walk On

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Copacabana Palace Hotel, Selaron stairway and Santa Teresa neighbourhood

9. John Legend – P.D.A. (We junst don’t care)

  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Copacabana Palace Hotel and Lapa district

10. will.i.am – I Got It From My Mama

Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • Highlights: Grumari Beach
  • 11. Flo Rida – Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1)

    • Where: Rio de Janeiro
    • Highlights: Guanabara Bay, Copacabana and Selaron stairway

    12. Adelén – Olé

    • Where: Rio de Janeiro
    • Highlights: Ipanema

    13. Alicia Keys – Put It In a Love Song (feat Beyoncé)

    • Where: Rio de Janeiro
    • Highlights: City centre, Dona Marta and Conceição slums
    PS. The video was never released.

    14. Paul Simon – Obvious Child

    • Where: Salvador (Bahia)
    • Highlights: Pelourinho (historic city centre of Salvador)

    15. T.I. – No Mediocre (feat Iggy Azalea)

    • Where: Rio de Janeiro
    • Highlights: Guanabara Bay and Ipanema

    Do you know any other music video recorded in Brazil? If yes, leave your comment for me. =]

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