March 3, 2013

Protests in Portugal revive Revolutionary Song!



The song GrĂ¢ndola, Vila Morena first became a symbol of protest during the 1974 revolution that brought democracy to Portugal. Carlos Bahia went to the United States in 1977 and now lives in Danbury, CT.He plays “Grandola, Vila Morena” on his radio program Radio Familia on WFAR in Danbury, Connecticut.

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Hello friends and Zazzlers!
Had to post about this demonstration.  These are covers of our most popular newspapers. Thousands of demonstrators were on the streets in more than 20 cities in Portugal on Saturday to protest against government-imposed austerity measures. "Screw the troika, we want our lives back."- The troika is a reference to the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, the lenders behind the country's financial bailout. Many protesters were singing a 40-year-old song called GrĂ¢ndola Vila Morena. If you want to listen a short explanation about it listen to the abouve Mp3. It's a song that's linked to  1974 popular uprising known as the Carnation Revolution. 


Also check this video of Nina Tupper. She's from Maine, USA, and she joined the demonstration too.


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