Dia International da Educação
(International Day of Education). At least two countries have this day day: Portugal and Brazil. There are initiatives to create an international ‘Week of Education’ in November, and in, for example The Netherlands, the Teacher’s Day is on October 5, as is the World Teacher’s Day (since 1994).
First WBO title in super featherweight class for boxer Popó Freitas.
Acelino “Popó” Freitas, born in Bahia (1975), had a very poor childhood. Popó was a talented soccer player, but thanks to his older brother, he chose for boxing. And he had success. As an amateur, Popó fought 85 times, and he lost only three. His major success as amateur was the silver medal during the Pan American Games in Mar da Plata (Argentina) in 1995. Then he started his professional career. He settled a unique record of at least 29 unbeaten fights with knockouts (nocautes in Brazilian). Even boxing stars as Mike Tyson did not reach his record. On August 7, 1999, the WBO title was still vacant. Popó beat the Russian opponent Anatoli Ansessandrov, beat him into a comatous situation, and the Russian was sent to the hospital. Popó won four world championships in total, two in the super featherweight class, and two in the lightweight class. Popó lost his title early 2007. Popó had a seat in the city council of Salvador, responsible for Sports, Culture and Leisure. In 2010, he was elected as Federal Congressman for the state of Bahia. In 2012, Popó returned for his ultimate fight, in order to show his youngest son his fighting qualities. His opponent, the 25-year younger Michael Oliveira, with 17 fights won, suffered a technical knock-out, the 33rd on the impressive list of Popó.
||Acelino Popó Freitas
|Acelino Freitas Knockouts
||ACELINO Popo FREITAS vs MICHAEL OLIVEIRA – FULL FIGHT
|Popó começa treino para luta de despedida
||Programa do Ratinho Acelino Freitas, o Popó 06102011|
Birth of Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso.
Caetano may be considered as one of the icons of the Brazilian popular music (MPB). Together with Gilberto Gil and the group ‘Os Mutantes’, Caetano is one of the founders of the musical trend ‘Tropicalia’. Caetano Emanuel Vianna Telles Velloso was born near Salvador (BA), and already at very young age, he became very interested in music. Caetano started to study Philosophy and made friendships with other musicians, and had his first show in 1964. His debut album was released in 1967: ‘Domingo’. One of the musics is ‘Alegria, Alegria’, which may be considered as a start of the ‘Tropicalismo’ movement. In 1968, he had his confrontation with the military regime, and his song ‘É Proibido Proibir’ (Its forbidden to forbid) was honed away. On year later, Caetano and Gilberto Gil were arrested and later exiled. Caetano then stayed in London for two years. He gained more success, in Brazil and in various countries in Europe and Africa. His career is already 45 years long, and he is still active as composer, producer, and singer. His music styles vary from MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) to tropicália to psychedelic rock to folk rock to bossa nova.
His discography (with links to listen or download the musics)
|Interview with Jô soares
||Interview Caetano Veloso – Revista Época
|Roda Viva | Caetano Veloso | 23/09/1996
||Caetano Veloso – Tropicália
|Caetano Veloso canta “Alegria Alegria” – 1975
||Caetano Veloso canta “Alegria Alegria” – 2011
|Caetano Veloso – “Aquarela do Brasil” (1970)
||Caetano Veloso – Você é linda
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015