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MC Elis – 6 year old Brazilian musical artist

This young girl is over here singing about:

  1. Loving her natural hair: it’s NOT dry/hard, it’s her crown as a queen
  2. Being sick of racism
  3. Pride in her Blackness: referring to herself explicitly as Black (preta) rather than one of the endless other terms that refer to color (mulata, moreninha) but try to maintain distance from being of African descent.

Also, peep the black panther on her shirt! Go dance with Elis!

LYRICS

Vem dançar com a elis
Vem dançar com a elis
Aqui não tem caô
Só chegar e ser feliz

Eu já estou cansada
Dessa ideia de racismo
Eu não tô de mimimi
Fale o que quiser nem ligo

O meu cabelo não é duro
Ele é crespo e muito lindo
Vou passar logo a visão
Tá incomodado comigo?

Vem dançar com a elis
Vem dançar com a elis
Aqui não tem caô
Só chegar e ser feliz

E não venha com esse papo de mulata e moreninha
Sou preta com muito orgulho
Minha coroa é de rainha

(Note: some of they lyrics may be off, but there weren’t many websites that had a transcript available. If you can hear Portuguese better than me, i.e. native speaker, and know something is off, let me know so I can fix it!)

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