Saturday, October 15

Brazilian vibes to "Occupy Wall Street": Alceu Valença's FM Disobedience


Today Occupy Wall Street will demonstrate in 851 cities around in 81 countries. Manifesters at New York were told by Mayor Bloomberg that they will be arrested if they keep at Liberty Square and since yesterday the occupiers are at the square to keep the movement going.
Today will be an important day for OWS so I decided to share this rhythm of Alceu Valença's song FM Rebeldia.
I did chose this picture because of the flower. OWS is a pacific movement and you have this link at the site: Click here to learn nonviolent tactics for holding ground.
Like the hippies? I think that all what is being said at the mainstream media to put the movement in disbelief should not be taken seriously.
Yes, what the good side of many historical protest movements and why not remember the hippies that believed flowers could stop the war?
This is a great symbol.
Music unites people so I though about giving this little help and chose this song because it talks about the poor people that live in the hill, slungs, coming down to conquer their space. It's rhythm is amazing and I dare you not to want to move any part of your body.
It is influenced by samba. Alceu Valença was influenced by pop, rock, music from the north of Brazil, blues, jazz... it would be easier to name the music that didn't help him creating his amazing and unique style. I did a not very good translation just to share.
FM Rebeldia by Alceu Valença
 Um dia eu tive um sonho
Que havia começado a grande guerra 
Entre o morro e a cidade 
E o meu amigo Melodia 
Era o Comandante-em-Chefe Da primeira bateria Lá do morro de São Carlos 


Ele falava, eu entendia 
Você precisa escutar a rebeldia
 Pantera Negra, FM Rebeldia 
Transmitindo da Rocinha Primeiro comunicado 
O pão e circo e o poder da maioria 
Um país em harmonia 
Com seu povo alimentado


E era um sonho ao som 
De um samba tão bonito 
Que quase não acredito 
Eu não queria acordar 


Pantera Negra, FM Rebeldia 
Transmitindo da Rocinha Primeiro comunicado 
Um dia desses... 


Alguém falava, eu entendia 
Nós precisamos conviver em harmonia
Ele falava, eu entendia 
Você precisa escutar a rebeldia 
Pantera Negra, FM Rebeldia 
Transmitindo da Rocinha Primeiro comunicado 
O pão e circo e o poder da maioria 
O país bem poderia 
Ter seu povo alimentado

Disobedience FM by Alceu Valença 
One day I had a dream 
That the great war
Between the hill and the city had started 
And my friend Melodia 
He was the Commander in Chief Of the first battery There on the hill of San Carlos 


He spoke, I understood 
You need to listen to disobedience  
Black Panther, Disobedience FM 
Transmitting from Rocinha, first release 
The bread and circuses the power of the majoriy 
A country in harmony 
With it's people fed 


And it was a dream with the sound of 
A samba so beautiful 
That I could hardly believe 
I did not want to wake up 


Black Panther, Disobedience FM 
Transmitting from Rocinha first release 
One of these days... 


Someone spoke, I understood 
We need to live in harmony 
He spoke, I understood 
You need to listen to disobedience 
Black Panther, Disobedience FM 
Transmitting from Rocinha, first release 
The bread and circuses, the power of the majority The country could well 
Have it's people fed
If you did click at the video, are you standstill?

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