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Meet the Bonde Das Maravilhas
Posted By jruv On February 19, 2013 @ 4:15 pm In RioChromatic Sex | No Comments
I first heard about the Bonde Das Maravilhas  (literally “Train of Wonders”) last year from a lady giving me a bikini wax in Copacabana Beach. When she found out I like funk music , she told me I had to check out this group of girls on YouTube her daughter wouldn’t stop talking about, called the Bonde Das Maravilhas.
This was January, 2012, and MC Boom’s Treinamento do BumBum  (literally “Butt Training”) music video was starting to making the rounds on YouTube. But his view count paled in comparison to the butt-training meme it inspired. Search for “treinamento do bumbum ” and you’ll find thousands of videos  of girls doing the butt training dance.
One video  stands above the rest. Thaysa, Thalia, Rafaela and Karol of the Bonde Das Maravilhas  have an extra couple of zeros behind their view count. Why have almost five million people  watched it? Is it the apathetic-chill dance vibe? The surreal effect of pixelated video resolution on concrete? The charm of the Maravilhas?
I had to meet these girls. So I found the Maravilhas on Facebook , and since they’re all still in high school, I got permission from their manager (and Rafaela’s mom) to interview them. On a rainy day last January, I took a ferry across Guanabara Bay to meet them in their home town of Niteroi , a city best known for being across the bay from Rio.
The Maravilhas in Niteroi, January 2012
Thaysa, Thalia, Rafaela and Karol were 13, 14, 15 and 16 when I interviewed them. A year later, they’ve seen half a dozen videos top the million view count on YouTube, they’re still crushing it dancing at local funk parties, they’ve started making music videos, and they’re all still underage.
Rather than listen to young women themselves, too many adults fixate on one of the great worries of our era: that girls are the victims of premature sexualization. The anxiety about sexualization ends up becoming the only lens through which well-meaning adults see teen girls and their clothes. That’s a huge mistake.
So let’s look at the Maravilhas through a second lens too: as they see themselves.
Watch my interview with the Bonde Das Maravilhas , from their rise to internet fandom to what grandma thinks, mixed up with samples of their hottest YouTube videos. This is a RioChromatic  original production.
Read more about Rio sex culture on the MoSex blog .
Mc Nego do Borel e Bonde das Maravilhas – Ao Vivo no Olimpo – 17/08/12  – MedleyAoVivo (Originally taken from a video called “4 videos de bonde maravilhas” that has since been removed from YouTube. This video is of the same show with MC Nego at Olimpo.)
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URLs in this post:
 Bonde Das Maravilhas: https://www.facebook.com/BoondeDasMaraviilhas
 I like funk music: http://riochromatic.com/2012/01/sexy-funky-castle-rock/
 Treinamento do BumBum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccwYjAexfE0
 treinamento do bumbum: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=treinamento+do+bum+bum&oq=treinamento&gs_l=youtube.3.0.35i39l2j0l8.1048.2131.0.3184.108.40.206.0.0.0.131.826.7j3.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.EtCLA5QtOqo
 One video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-QYC2EZ8Ek
 Niteroi: http://maps.google.com.br/maps?q=niteroi&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF8&ll=-22.882501,-43.1567&spn=0.216036,0.338516&sll=-14.239424,-53.186502&sspn=55.967479,86.660156&hnear=Niter%C3%B3i+-+Rio+de+Janeiro&t=h&z=12
 Image: http://riochromatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IMG_0391.jpg?e0f163
 anxiety about premature sexualization: http://jezebel.com/5978766/slut+shaming-fatigue-because-this-nonsense-has-got-to-stop
 Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/
 my interview with the Bonde Das Maravilhas: http://riochromatic.com/2013/02/bonde-das-maravilhas/vimeo.com/59130797/
 RioChromatic: http://riochromatic.com
 Bonde Das Maravilhas: http://vimeo.com/59130797
 RioChromatic: http://vimeo.com/user9339043
 Vimeo: http://vimeo.com
 Riochromatic.com: http://riochromatic.com/2013/02/bonde-das-maravilhas/
 Rio sex culture on the MoSex blog: http://blog.museumofsex.com/category/riochromatic-sex/
 Montagem – Bonde Das Maravilhas Eo Mundo Se Acabando [K1Absoluto]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SligApH7Xho
 thalia almeida: http://www.youtube.com/user/taahfersoza?feature=watch
 funkneurotico: http://www.youtube.com/user/funkneurotico?feature=watch
 CarlosFelipe8B: http://www.youtube.com/user/CarlosFelipe8B?feature=watch
 Bonde Das Maravilhas Ensaiando: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VAQgmwnVCg
 Germano Costa: http://www.youtube.com/user/tvriofunk?feature=watch
 Mc Nego do Borel e Bonde das Maravilhas – Ao Vivo no Olimpo – 17/08/12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Q7XEXJ960
 MedleyAoVivo: http://www.youtube.com/user/MedleyAoVivo?feature=watch
 Bonde Das Maravilhas – Senta Senta Vai Senta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_fGeDodwBY
 TraKinasPem: http://www.youtube.com/user/TraKinasPem?feature=watch
 Bonde das Maravilhas – Brincadeiras das Maravilhas (CLIPE OFICIAL) – DJ KLEBER’IGOR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSzZL7WFfS8
 Kleber igor: http://www.youtube.com/user/klebercrazy1?feature=watch
 BONDE DAS MARAVILHAS E MC NEGO NA FESTA DE 4 ANOS DA BEAT 98.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omh0b2Kybaw
 Julio Cesar: http://www.youtube.com/user/djjulinhodatijuca?feature=watch
 Bonde das Maravilhas – Documentário ( TOM PRODUÇÕES ) 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRJzPSX67kY
 Tom Produções: http://www.youtube.com/user/djtomproductions?feature=watch
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