Ana Clara Ribeiro

Ana Clara Ribeiro is a Brazilian attorney and writer. She enjoys writing about K-pop, Brazilian music, and pop music in general for PopMatters, with a focus on songwriting and the music industry. She's also published in Remezcla, Rolling Stone Korea, The Line of Best Fit, Sounds and Colours, Consequence of Sound, Tenho Mais Discos que Amigos, Dummy Magazine, and more. For things related to her writing work, you can send her a private message on Instagram: @anaribeiro_br
Pabllo Vittar’s ‘Batidão Tropical Vol. 2’ Is Brazilian History You Can Dance To

Pabllo Vittar’s ‘Batidão Tropical Vol. 2’ Is Brazilian History You Can Dance To

Pabllo Vittar’s music echoes cultural movements and carries layers of Brazilian history in a package that requires no explanation to enjoy listening and dancing to.

Luísa Sonza on Her Brazilian Songbook-Inspired ‘Escândalo Íntimo’

Luísa Sonza on Her Brazilian Songbook-Inspired ‘Escândalo Íntimo’

Luísa Sonza talks about her Brazilian songbook-inspired and bossa nova-centered Escândalo Íntimo, a soundtrack to the movies in her mind.

The 20 Best Brazilian Pop Albums of 2023

The 20 Best Brazilian Pop Albums of 2023

The Brazilian music industry is creating a pop scene that competes with the world’s biggest names. Get ready to enjoy the 20 best Brazilian pop albums of 2023.

5 Signs Brazilian Funk Is Verging on Global Breakthrough

5 Signs Brazilian Funk Is Verging on Global Breakthrough

As music markets “glocalise”, the stars could align for Brazilian funk. As of 2023, at least five things show that they might be.

‘Mamamoo: My Con the Movie’ Gives Fans the Over-the-Top They Want

‘Mamamoo: My Con the Movie’ Gives Fans the Over-the-Top They Want

While following the customary format of K-pop documentaries, My Con the Movie shows the candid, magnetic sides of each member of K-pop sensation Mamamoo.

The Best K-Pop Albums of 2022 So Far

The Best K-Pop Albums of 2022 So Far

We’re halfway into the year, and there are already many twists and spins in K-pop. Here are the best K-pop albums of 2022 so far.

The Progressive Nostalgia of Bala Desejo’s ‘SIM SIM SIM’

The Progressive Nostalgia of Bala Desejo’s ‘SIM SIM SIM’

To fans of Brazil’s 1960s tropicália and 1970s psicodelia, Bala Desejo will sound like a natural extension. SIM SIM SIM is warm and gorgeous.

OH MY GIRL’s ‘Real Love’ Holds Appeal for Britney Spears Fans

OH MY GIRL’s ‘Real Love’ Holds Appeal for Britney Spears Fans

If there is such a thing as “alternative K-pop”, OH MY GIRL are strong contenders for the title of this genre’s queens.

Is Rosalía’s ‘MOTOMAMI’ an Altermodern Art Piece?

Is Rosalía’s ‘MOTOMAMI’ an Altermodern Art Piece?

Just as altermodern culture materializes “trajectories rather than destinations”, Rosalía’s MOTOMAMI concerns the freedom to create and explore pathways.

20 Best Red Velvet K-Pop B-Sides

20 Best Red Velvet K-Pop B-Sides

Red Velvet’s B-sides are key to understanding why they sound so different from other K-pop groups. Enjoy Red Velvet’s 20 best B-sides.

BILLLIE Add Their Transmedia Storytelling to K-pop’s Creative Mix

BILLLIE Add Their Transmedia Storytelling to K-pop’s Creative Mix

BILLLIE are a part of a generation of K-pop idols for whom transmedia storytelling, like their short film What Is Your B?, is as vital as music and dance.

K-Pop’s ONEUS Make Gugak Pop

K-Pop’s ONEUS Make Gugak Pop

K-pop group ONEUS talk with PopMatters about taking traditional Korean music, Gugak, and mixing it with hip-hop and electronic music to wow fans on their US tour.