To mark the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil we are releasing T-shirts of two celebrated World Cup figures. Socrates led Brazil to the quarterfinal stages of the 1982 World Cup. In the same year he won the league championship with Corinthians with "Democracia" printed on the back as a protest against Brazil's military junta. Maradona is best known for his performance for Argentina in the 1986 World Cup. His two goals in the quarterfinal against England in particular became a symbol of colonial defiance coming just 3 years after the Falklands War ('Guerra de las Las Malvinas'). Emphasising his country's refusal to be brow beaten by larger imperial nations, at a political rally in 2005 he insisted "La Argentina es digna" (Argentina has dignity).
1)Alborada 'Socrates' T-shirt
[Next week the FIFA World Cup tournament starts in Brazil and many Brazilians don't seem to be very happy about the world biggest football carnival coming to town.]
[Matt Willgress, coordinator of the UK-based
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC), is interviewed by Pablo Navarrete's about the current political violence in Venezuela, how it has been covered in the British media and what can be done to show solidarity with Venezuela.]
'The Colombia Connection', explores Colombia's armed and social conflict and the historic role played by the US government in the conflict.
[March 31st 2014 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Brazilian coup of 1964 which started the wave of repression that cast a dark and cruel shadow over Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile during the following decades. In light of this the Caipirinha Appreciation Society brings back this classic episode of their radio show, celebrating the music that helped Brazilians hope for better days.]
From 5pm-midnight in the bar area the Alborada DJ collective* will be playing ancient to future Latin American beats + guest DJ Mr Mogambo (Subsonic Routes)
++ @9.30pm live Brazilian music from Jonathan Preiss and Juliano Fiori playing samba de raiz, MPB and chorinho.
*Sadly Jonathan cannot now make it tomorrow but we are delighted that fantastic Brazilian guitarist Luis Morais will be joining Juliano. Click here to see a video of Luis performing.
FREE ALL NIGHT!
+++ Taking place in the screening room (7-8.30pm):
Ginga: The Soul of Brazilian Football
(Director: Marcelo Machado, 80 mins, 2014)
UK-based Chilean musician Yuri Betancourt performs
Andrés Calamaro's song 'Los Aviones'.
Yuri performed a special solo set at the Alborada Films Spring Social on Tuesday 25 March in Camden, London - more info: www.alborada.net/csu-250314
[The Venezuelan opposition’s strategy is either to create conditions that may set off a coup (which is highly unlikely given the military’s well demonstrated loyalty) or (much more likely) bring about a wearing out of the process in which in the next electoral cycle the average voter supports opposition candidates who distance themselves from the violence allegedly coming from both sides.]
We hope you are all well. Our March e-news will inform you about our activities, as well as the latest information related to Latin America.
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