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Bivolt, empowered and survivor: ‘rap is everything I am and I’ve achieved’

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São Paulo – Rapper Bivolt is an example of empowerment and also survival – this thanks to the hip-hop movement. Bárbara had her musical training on the sidewalks of Batalha do Santa Cruz, held in the south zone of São Paulo, which made her biggest achievement so far: the nomination for the Latin Grammy of 2020, one of the biggest awards of the music academy.

She has lived the culture of hip hop since she was 15 years old. Given the lack of female representation on the scene and inserted in a space dominated by men, Bárbara Bivolt managed to stand out. Victorious in rhyme battles, she started her solo career in 2017, consolidating her image within rap from then on.

Bivolt’s existence is also Barbara’s survival. In addition to resisting within a macho scene, the rapper says that the music made it possible to give a meaning to her life. “I don’t know what my life wouldn’t be like without music, I don’t have a clue. It was a gift that blessed me. Rap is everything I am and I have achieved, being an art that I have always done only for love “, he explains, quoting his rhyme”I am the bird that learned to sing for survival“, In the single“ Entre Tu e Meu Som “.

Music gave her the strength to exist in other ways, including as an entrepreneur for her own brand of cosmetic products. The rapper believes that her empowerment has led her to have more confidence in her songwriting.

“I complement music with my way of existing. On the money side, I want to have comfort and peace to be able to create to the fullest. I only achieve this by making money, working. Bivolt sings for survival, but also learned to negotiate to survive. People associate rap with cheap and I came to show that MCs are expensive. Knowing your value is the secret of everything, ”he said.

From Santa Cruz to Grammy

Bivolt believes that all her luggage, whether musical or life, helped her to get where she arrived. The artist, who has already slept on the street, was also the first female rapper to perform at Rock In Rio, in 2017. With the album of the same name Bivolt, launched in 2020, has reached new heights. Praised by the critics, she was nominated for a Latin Grammy for the “Best Music Video Short Version”, with the song “Cubana”.

While knowing how to be visceral and incisive in his rhymes, Bivolt is able to present a powerful voice. On the album, he mixed rap with R&B and soul, through songs like “110v” and “220v”, showing that his talent is able to move between two different “voltage” poles.

For her, the Battle of Santa Cruz was a baggage to understand the scene and also discover herself. “I learned a lot, I created bridges. I am at the beginning of a new cycle in my life and having lived that past cycle did what I am today. This more melodic side was something that avoided mixing, because I always wanted to rap to recite poetry, rhyming more. However, in the battles, I discovered that it was possible to present the more melodic side. Since then, I started to look for my own vocal style ”, he says.

Bivolt says the Grammy nomination made her see greater horizons for her future. “My dream has always been to participate in an international award and out of nowhere I got there. I believed that I could reach that level, but not so fast. It opened my mind to see my potential. All this during the pandemic, with the income cut from concerts, so it was an extra breath for 2021 ”, celebrates.

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Argentine President contaminated by covid-19 and fulfills isolation

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São Paulo – The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, informed on social media that he tested positive for covid-19, after showing symptoms of the disease. He said he is in isolation and has warned people with whom he has had contact in the past 48 hours. And he also reported that he had 37.3ºC of fever, in addition to feeling a slight headache.

The announcement was made this Saturday (3), the day after Fernández turned 62. “For everyone’s information, I am physically well and, although I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood,” said the president.

He received the first dose of the vaccine (Sputnik) in January. The second, the following month. “I’m fine, I don’t have any symptoms. Only this fever from yesterday that I reported ”, he declared to the newspaper Clarín. “It is a very complicated virus, and the demonstration is that I got infected, even though I was vaccinated with both doses and with extreme care,” he added.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received the second dose of the vaccine today, sent a message of support to “Daqui do Brasil I send good energy, hoping for its prompt recovery. May soon overcome this disease to continue caring for the Argentine people. Hugs, mate! ”He wrote.

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