Bands/Musicians The Best Funk Carioca Bands/Artists  

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Funk carioca artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good funk carioca bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top funk carioca bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Funk carioca groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all funk carioca bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest funk carioca bands of all time, since the most famous funk carioca artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best funk carioca music.

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Genres (Music): Funk carioca pop

Nationality: Chile

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Bonde do Rolê is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Funk Carioca Bands/Artists
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Bonde do Rolê is a funk carioca-influenced electropop group from Curitiba, Brazil and consists of MC's Pedro D'Eyrot, Laura Taylor and DJ/MC Rodrigo Gorky. In 2006, Rolling Stone magazine described the group as "Brazilian Party Starters" and one of the "Top 10 Bands to Watch." Bonde do Rolê started in Curitiba in the south of Brazil, mixing riffs with funk carioca. The trio did its first major tour in 2006, with CSS and in 2007 released their debut album, With Lasers. Bonde do Rolê released their third album "Tropical/Bacanal" on July 31, 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Electronic music, Electronic dance music, Dance music, Funk carioca, Funktronica

Albums: With Lasers, Marina gasolina, Office Boy, Melo Do Tabaco, Solta O Frango, + more

Labels: Mad Decent, Domino Recording Company

Career Began: Curitiba, Brazil

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M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Funk Carioca Bands/Artists
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Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She is also a songwriter, painter and director. "M.I.A." is a play on her own name and a reference to the abbreviation for Missing in Action. Her compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music. Arulpragasam began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles "Sunshowers" and "Galang", charting in the UK and Canada and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat, New rave, Electro hop, + more

Albums: Kala, Arular, Matangi, Maya, Bang (The Remixes), + more

Nationality: England

Labels: XL Recordings, Interscope Records, Roc Nation

Career Began: Mitcham, London, London, United Kingdom

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Sabbo & Kuti are a production duo working together on side projects from their independently successful careers. Working together to mix various styles of music from hip-hop to funk to reggae, Sabbo & Kuti have established explored mixing and mastering in various projects. The pair recently won the ACUM Award 2010 for their production and arrangement on prominent soul/funk/reggae singer Karolina's album "What Do I Do Now?". According to the judges from ACUM-Sabbo & Kuti maintain "a profound understanding of Israeli music and its history and an intelligent use of local sounds and colors in order to produce something that is simultaneously both Israeli and international, and above all ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Reggae, Funk carioca

Nationality: Israel

Career Began: Tel Aviv, Israel

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