Yesterday we gave you all a close look at São Paulo’s CPTMAFIA as they mobbed through the city’s streets 18 heads deep. Today, we have a new edit featuring some of the Mafia, as well as members from affiliate crew ZNS. It’s the latest entry in the Street Survivor series by filmer Gabriel Romero, highlighting the marriage of the two crews.
The video itself has a distinguishing saturation, reflective of the place where it was filmed; a country with a vibrant and rich culture that has produced some of skating’s greatest talents but has never fully been appreciated for its contributions to skating at large. Brazil has no shortage of skaters, but with no direct connection to the industry (due to economic hindrances in trade), historically their talent hasn’t always become buzzy on a global industry scale.
The most successful Brazilian skaters have had to make their way to The States or Europe but now with brands and skaters looking elsewhere for expansion and inspiration, the Brazilian scene is starting to garner some global attention. We’re taking notice, and you should too.
SKATERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Cristofer da Silva
Wellington de Oliveira
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...