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Belem’s producers mix international pop songs with local beats to attract big crowds and new jobs

— Cut, Copy

08. Copycats Dispatches
It’s 2 a.m. in the wet heat of one of Belem’s countless weekly raves. Like most nights in this northern city, loud, thick beats thump out above the crowds of girls twirling around men in tank tops. Amidst the blinding smoke machines, you could be forgiven for not paying attention to the night’s soundtrack.

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08. Copycats Dispatches