Brazil: Songs of Protest

Brazil: Songs of Protest

Zelia Barbosa MON00717

“Without a country in which to live, a field to plant, a love to cherish or a voice to sing, one is dead.” In Brazil: Songs of Protest, Zelia Barbosa describes the hardships of plantation workers who are exploited by the landowners; of inhabitants of the slums who leave their families for work and wait for a raise they will never receive; of people forced to abandon their homes because of drought. Backed by guitar and percussion, Barbosa turns popular music into a vehicle of expression and action for the Brazilian people.

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”Sin un país en el cual vivir, un campo para sembrar, un amor para acariciar o una voz para cantar, uno está muerto.“ En Brasil: canciones de protesta, Zelia Barbosa describe las dificultades de los trabajadores de las plantaciones quienes son explotados por los terratenientes; de los habitantes de los barrios pobres quienes dejan a sus familias para trabajar y esperar un aumento de sueldo que nunca recibirán; de personas obligadas a abandonar sus hogares a causa de la sequía.

Con el respaldo de guitarra y percusión, la música popular de Barbosa se convierte en un vehículo de expresión y de acción para el pueblo brasileño.

Record Label Monitor Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Monitor Records
Genre(s) Latin; Struggle & Protest; World
Country(s) Brazil
Subject(s) World music
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101 Opinião (Opinion) Zelia Barbosa 2:41
102 Funeral Do Lavrador (Funeral of a Worker) Zelia Barbosa 1:59
103 Pedro Pedreiro (Peter the Mason) Zelia Barbosa 2:40
104 Sina de Caboclo (Destiny of a Peasant) Zelia Barbosa 2:38
105 Chegança (Arrival) Zelia Barbosa 2:44
106 Pau de Arara (The Parrot Roost) Zelia Barbosa 3:17
201 Carcara (The Vulture) Zelia Barbosa 1:53
202 Cancão da Terra (Song of the Earth) Zelia Barbosa 3:15
203 Zelão Zelia Barbosa 3:03
204 Feio, Não e Bonito (Ugly) Zelia Barbosa 2:17
205 Cicatriz (The Scar) Zelia Barbosa 3:12
206 Nega Dina (Dina Says No) Zelia Barbosa 1:54
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