1. When I filmed the Red Light Rio project with Aline, I would write down the music I heard playing in Vila Mimosa. It was usually funk, sometimes 80's throwback and Michael Jackson, always at audially excessive decibel levels. There was one song in regular rotation called "Vila Mimosa," a funk anthem to the red light district. And the artist who made it was MC Serginho.

    When I reached out to Serginho and asked to license his music for the Red Light Rio project, he did not hesitate to say "yes," and he refused to accept any compensation for the licensing, insisting on donating his music to the project.

    Thank you MC Serginho. One love.

    Read on - redlightr.io/music/

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  2. Ani is one of hundreds of women who dislocated from the city's primary sex zones downtown and in the red light district in search of foreign clients on a stretch of Copacabana beachfront over the 32 days of World Cup.

    In this video, University of Toronto mega-events researcher Amanda de Lisio and I talk with Ani about her sense of safety over World Cup with security (a euphemism for militia that extort money from sex venues in exchange for security); with police; and with clients.

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  3. Sara talks about how her adopted mom forced her into prostitution at 15 in Vila Mimosa, Rio de Janeiro's red light district.

    "She made me and her daughter work and send her the money we made."

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  4. "You like women, right?"

    Karina, a former sex worker in Rio de Janeiro's red light district, talks about what it was like as a lesbian to work with male clients.

    "It was horrible," she says. "But the money..."

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  5. Nara and Esmeralda talk about what it's like to be in an open relationship in Vila Mimosa, Rio de Janeiro's red light district.

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