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Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian Accent

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Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian Accent

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Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian Accent

Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian Accent

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Tigarah Raps

Hear full-length cuts from the Japanese hip-hop star's forthcoming CD:

'Girl Fight!'

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'Japanese Queen'

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'Money'

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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.

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

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