Dia Universal do Folclore
(Folklore). A confusing date, since official sites announce both the days of August 2 and August 22. Folklore is of vital importance in Brazil. Each region has a different folklore, with elements tracing back to countries as motherland Portugal, and also back to Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands, and Western Africa. During the months June and July, the so-called Festas Juninas were celebrated, exhibiting some characteristics from France, such as the rondo dance. Also some elements from Festa Bumba-meu-Bio (celebrated in São Luís, amongst others) originate from the French folklore. More about the Dia do Folclore: see the article of August 22.
Lula put forward as presidential candidate, by his party, Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT).
Lula has competed in five presidential elections in a row: 1989 (lost from Collor), 1994 (lost from Cardoso), 1998 (lost from Cardoso), 2002 (won from Serra), 2006 (won from Alckmin). The final two elections gave Lula a mandate of eight years, as president of Brazil. Dilma was his successor in 2011.
Election campaign commercials 1989
Death of singer and composer Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989).
Born in the Northeast, Luíz may be considered as one of the pioneers of folkloric music in his region. His music tells about the loves and the little pains of daily life. During his performances, Luíz used his characteristic hat, typical for the Northeast.
|02/08/1989 – Death of Luiz Gonzaga – Rei do Baião
||Transport of the corpse of Luiz Gonzaga through Juazeiro do Norte
|Especial Luiz Gonzaga – O Legado – Rede Clube (Rede Globo)
||Luís Gonzaga Especial da Globo
|Luiz Gonzaga Quadrilha
Pout Porrit (potpourri)
|Luiz Gonzaga – Pau-de-arara (1952)
|Luis Gonzaga – Baião
||LUIZ GONZAGA – Asa Branca (com orquestra) – clipe FANTÁSTICO
Pau de arara
(Luiz Gonzaga e Guio de Moraes)
Quando eu vim do sertão seu moço
Do meu bodocó
Meu malote era um saco
E o cadeado era o nó
Só trazia a coragem e a cara
Viajando num pau de arara
Eu penei, mas aqui cheguei (2x)
Trouxe o triângulo
Trouxe o gonguê
Trouxe o zabumba
Dentro do matulê
Xote, maracatu e baião
Tudo isso eu trouxe no meu matulão
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015