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Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian Accent

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