"Contracorrente" - Contracorrente
- release year:2013
- East European
- CD (Compact Disc)
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From the stage to the album "Contracorrente" launches the first CD recording on 15th December, under the seal of d'Eurídice. The spectacle of d’Orfeu Associação Cultural pays tribute to the music of global intervention, gathering five flagship songs in its self-titled debut EP, including the theme "A morte saiu à rua", which awarded the Prize Adriano Correia de Oliveira this year in the Festival Cantar Abril, assigned to the best recreation of songs of resistance.
As the project in concert, the EP features Sara Vidal (voice), Miguel Calhaz (bass), Gil Abrantes (saxophone), André Cardoso (guitar), Rui Silva (percussion), under the musical direction of Manuel Maio (mandolin and violin). The album “Contracorrente" intends to recover the memory and claim to the present some of the songs and voices of resistance that marked the history of the twentieth century, including "A morte saiu à rua" by José Afonso, "Maré Alta" by Sérgio Godinho, "Txoria Txori” by the Basque Mikel Laboa, "Canción del Derrumbe Indio" by the Argentine Mercedes Sosa and "El derecho de vivir" by the Chilean Victor Jara. A travel around the World sung in several languages and a manifest that, even today, resisting is a way of exist. This EP has a symbolic price of 5€ (4€ d'Orfeu card).
More “Contracorrente” on the official page http://www.dorfeu.pt/contracorrente.
El derecho de vivir en paz
Víctor Jara, one of the most important songwriters of his generation and active advocate of social justice and equality.
A morte saiu à rua
Dedicated to the memory of the victims murdered by the Salazar regime, as the painter José Dias Coelho and Catarina Eufémia.
Speaks of as a bird without wings or captive loses its essence
Canción del derrumbe índio
Centuries of colonialism and oppression over the American Indian cultures, still fighting nowadays to defend their rights.
A hymn to Democracy during the period "Primavera Marcelista", after Salazar's death and under Marcelo Caetano's governance.