Last night was dedicated to the most peaceful revolution in the world: The Carnation Revolution named after the people’s preferred weapon.
I spend the evening watching a bad quality of Capitães de Abril – an OK drama from 2000.
My curiosity took me to British Thames’ very good documentary shot only a week after the revolution.
As a curiosity I checked out the Song the kickstarted it all.
Thame’sThis week was in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon one week after the Carnation Revolution which overthrew the regime of the Estado Novo.
Two songs play an important role in The Carnation Revolution. Paulo de Carvalho’s E depois do adeus that was the sign for the rebel soldiers to start up the campaign when the radio station Emissores Associados de Lisboa aired the song on 24 April at 22:50.
When the station played Zeca Alfonso’s Grândola Vila Morena people knew that the coup had taken control of strategic parts of the country.
A full program for a boring isolation evening.
Stay safe and see you on the other side…
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