You can find decent analysis of the 2012 USA elections at Zerohedge, but whoever cares to look knows they don’t mean much in our neofeudal world. Decisions are taken by somebody else, somewhere else, most of the times long ago. You might instead perhaps listen to some soothing music by the traditional portuguese group Madredeus.
Madredeus is a Portuguese musical ensemble. Their music combines traditional Portuguese music (many times erroneously associated with the subgenre of Fado) with influences of modern folk music. The lyrics are often melancholic and related to the sea or travelling or absence, continuing a tradition of songs dating back to Medieval times (with obvious connection to cantigas de amigo among others).
Madredeus founding members were Pedro Ayres Magalhães (classical guitar), Rodrigo Leão (keyboard synthesizer), Francisco Ribeiro (cello), Gabriel Gomes (accordion) and Teresa Salgueiro (vocals). Magalhães and Leão formed the band in 1985, Ribeiro and Gomes joined in 1986. In search of a female singer, they found Teresa Salgueiro in one of Lisbon‘s night clubs. Teresa agreed to join and, in 1987, Madredeus recorded their first album, Os dias da Madredeus.
They released several albums and became very popular in Portugal, but remained relatively unknown abroad. This changed in 1994 when Wim Wenders, impressed by their music, asked Madredeus to perform in his movie Lisbon Story – the soundtrack gave the band international fame. Madredeus consequently toured Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
As Ilhas dos Açores belongs to the album Lisboa (1992). It is an instrumental piece.
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RGs have a copy of Madredeus 🙂
hmmm…these guys are smart 🙂