Tigarah: Japanese Rap with a Brazilian AccentJapanese rapper Tigarah infuses her music with a distinctly Brazilian brand of funk. Day to Day producer Rob Sachs profiles the eclectic artist's distinct new sound and global appeal.
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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