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Heavy metal Muslim seeks acceptance of her burqa

Gisele Marie, a Muslim heavy metal guitarist from Brazil says she is breaking stereotypes. She doesn't care if people stare at her because she wears a niqab.

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Gisele Marie plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a concert in Sao Paulo. She converted to Islam after her father died in 2009.

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The 42-year-old checks her guitar wah pedal before a concert. She has been fronting her brother’s band “Spectrus” since 2012.

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Gisele Marie checks the sound of a guitar at a music store. People don’t expect to see a rock musician practicing her faith properly, she says.

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Gisele Marie listens as her teacher Marcelo (R) plays a guitar during a class. Some people are shocked by her appearance. Some think it’s cool, she says.

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Gisele Marie plays next to a Koran at her house. She practices for six hours each day.

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Gisele Marie plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a rehearsal at a studio.

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She plays during a rehearsal at a studio in Sao Paulo.

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After a rehearsal at her house, she shops for music in a CD store.

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Before a concert in Sao Paulo, Gisele Marie talks on her phone .

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Gisele Marie (L), plays during a concert in Sao Paulo.

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