By MdC Suingue
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Sometimes in life we find ourselves in a crossroads of history. Sometimes we don’t even notice there is a crossroads, sometimes it’s so clear and obvious that it scares us.
We feel paralized.
If we take the wrong turn there is no way back without a lot of struggle, suffering and even risk of death.
We know what is the right path, we shout and scream to the crowd moving in the wrong direction, but they seem deaf and blind.
The choice Brazil is facing in this 2018 Presidential Elections are cristal clear:
Democracy or dictatorship.
Civilization or barbarism.
Human rights or death squads.
Civilian government or Military coup.
Freedom of speech or censorship.
Religious freedom or fundamentalism.
It is obvious that the CAS crew has chosen its side in that struggle, but in our 468th episode we open our mics for our listeners around the globe to have their say. People who have learned to love Brazil, its culture and its people through learning the rhythms, the poetry and the beauty we are able to produce as a society. They are more than entitled to have their say especially as some of them have only recently stood before similar crossroads. Let’s hope Brazil can hear their voice as a voice from the future.
Lots os great music, some made specifically for this moment in history, somo reminding us of things we should not forget. If you love Brazil and its cultural diversity, help us spread the word.
1- the amazing new samba that will represent Mangueira in 2019, guaranteed to lift up the voices at Sapucay next carnival, for its beauty and political meaning in this delicate time we are living in Brazil
2- Leci Brandão os not just a talented singer and composer. She is also Congress woman re-elected last week to continue her work representing the afro-brazilian population, the youth, the ‘quilombolas’, the indigenous people and LGBTs. In this show we play a classic of her repertoire, Zé Do Caroço, that talks about the rise of a popular leader in a favela.
3- Ju Dorotea is a newcomer at the CAS family that came from the prolific Volta redonda scene. She is rapper as every rapper should be: articulate, activist, a mover and shaker in her neighborhood, working with kids and passing on the resistance tradition of the true rap.
4- Many artists are not afraid to take sides and voice their views with music. Juliano Muta is from Recife and brought to us this song about the moment we are living in our country
5- To fight fascism we have to be in the same side with those who represent democracy. José Demóstenes (Pouca Chinfra) and Bruno Lins (Fim de Feira) composed this song to help Fernando Haddad campaign.
6- A group of artists from Sergipe got together to declare that the true artist do not vote for fascists with the song ‘SOMOS DEMOCRACIA (Artista Não Vota em Fascista)’. This song was sent by Diane Veloso and Alex Sant'anna who also sent the song O Ódio that is also played in the CAS 468.
7- And last, but not the least, the lyric-video of the parody 13 Evidências, adopted from a Chitãozinho & Chororó big hit.
BUT FIRST THE PLAYLIST:
Mangueira 2019 - Histórias Pra Ninar Gente Grande
Leci Brandão - Zé do Caroço
Ju Dorotea - Adelante
José Demóstene and Bruno Lins
SOMOS DEMOCRACIA (Artista Não Vota em Fascista)