The word that serves as theme to this episode, 'juiz' - which can be translated both as a 'judge' in the legal system and as the 'referee' in field sports - was chosen because at the time of the live broadcast Sérgio Moro, the judge who manipulated the 2018 presidential elections in Brazil by having the most popular contender arrested, was the subject of a series of journalistic pieces by Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept revealing...
... some pretty obscure interactions between Moro and the prosecution to avoid the certain victory of the center-left party PT.
As the series of reports showed, by not only did the impartial judge plot to convict the candidate at whatever cost but also to undermine the campaign of Lula’s substitute, Fernando Haddad, with leaks of classified material.
To illustrate the commentary we looked up some lovely tunes about ‘juízes’. However, being a Brazilian music show, most of the songs in the section were about football referees and not "the other kind" of judge. Still it's a perfectly relevant paralell, since watching a referee steal the victory of your team by conceding a goal that was clearly scored against the rules is very similar indeed to the feeling of injustice we all got as Moro ‘sold' a sentence that ensured the victory of a far-right candidate. A candidate that, once elected, was later to award Moro for his services by appointing him his Minister of Justice (!!!). Enough said, let the music speak for itself.
Our vids of the week are:
-Juçara Marçal - Partida em Arujá
Song from Kiko Dinucci's album 'Na Boca dos Outros' sung by Juçara Marçal, Partida em Arujá gained a comics clip made by the designer KBelo
-Siba - Preparando o Salto
This vídeo is from Siba's album Avante from 2013.
Directed by Renan Costa Lima, also features the actress and singer Karina Buhr.
-Desculpe Neymar - Edu Krieger (ao vivo)
Made by Edu Krieger to criticize the corruption and politics involved in the World Cup in Brazil, this song foresees the disenchantment that later became noticeable of the Brazilian people in relation to their old passion for football. Note that at the time Neymarketing still had the reputation of a 'crack', the future of Brazilian football.
Wanderléa - Pare O Casamento
Back in the 60s Wanderléa, together with Roberto Carlos and Erasmo Carlos, was part of the movement called Jovem Guarda, that introduced rock'n'roll (kind of...) to the masses in Brazil. Curiously, the songs from Jovem Guarda were mostly versions of Italian rock, but this song is a (very free) version of "Stop the Wedding” by Etta James. Pare o Casamento was probably her greatest hit, and even though she is in her 70s now, she is still performing this song with a heavier arrangement and in her trademark miniskirts.
BUT FIRST, THE PLAYLIST:
Juçara Marçal - Partida em Arujá
Siba - Preparando o Salto
Edu Krieger - Desculpe Neymar
Wanderléa - Pare o casamento