On Sundays, in Grajaú, in the south of the city, a group of musicians called Pagode da 27 presents compositions that include some by their most illustrious member, the singer and rapper Criolo. With beers in hand (sold at a bar over the road), the locals who make up the majority of the crowd sing along to the lyrics, which speak of life in the favelas. To eat, grab one of the deep-fried beef pastries (pastéis de carne) served at the food stalls nearby.
There's no entry charge for Pagode da 27 though visitors are encouraged to bring 1kg of dry food such as rice or beans as a donation. Given its out-of-the-way location, Pagode da 27 is best suited to the more adventurous breed of visitor.