MC Fioti during the recording of the remix version of his 2017 hit "Bum Bum Tam Tam," which has become Brazil's COVID-19 vaccine anthem. 

This funk remix became Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccine anthem


Fioti’s revised version of “Bum Bum Tam Tam” keeps the original melody but the lyrics are not all about the booty. Instead, the remix champions COVID-19 vaccination and the Butantan Institute.


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