I live in Ipanema, a neighborhood under favela Cantagalo. Weekend nights are busy. Through my window the sounds of baile funk music til 3am, fireworks, and people talking echo off the granite hillside and concrete apartment buildings. The weeknights are sometimes so quiet i often wonder what is wrong. why so quiet! When i first arrived to Rio, I took a walk up to this community high above the apartment building where i live. I took the elevator up what felt like 100 feet high above and held my breath as I quickly hurried across the walkway bridge to the community on the morro (hill). I didn't get very far when I saw these boys...inquisitively tough and sweet; a close knit of friends and family. A stark contrast to the wealthiest neighborhoods in all the city that lies below them. They are the lights that twinkle bright on the morro.