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“We are all threatened and the Ministry of Culture could express solidarity”

The rebel songwriter is reborn with the lyrics “Talvez f…” to talk about the war. In the 90s of the last century, he challenged Prime Minister Cavaco Silva, today he challenges Vladimir Putin. He says he felt “threatened” and that “the moment we silence this threat we are apologizing because we are very afraid.”

He says he doesn’t make intervention music, but more than once he has intervened in public space from the stage. In the 1990s he challenged Cavaco Silva, chained himself to the doors of the Oporto Coliseum when the concert hall in the city where he was born and lives was about to be sold to a church. Recently, in a concert, he once again challenged the global power. From Águeda, his voice – which he is accused of not having – has reached Kiev and Moscow. He is 61 years old and has no plans to reform the voice of his soul.

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“We are all threatened and the Ministry of Culture could express solidarity”

Would you say what you said again, three weeks later? Of course. Unfortunately, reality is what it is, we are facing an aggression against the world and, above all, against a civilian population that was in a peaceful situation. It is an aggression that is disproportionate from a military, political, means and capacity standpoint. It is generating a multitude of displaced and dead, including among the civilian population.

I would add that while it is an aggression by Russia on Ukraine, it is creating victims among Russians as well. Russian soldiers are also victims, Russian mothers cry the same pain as Ukrainian mothers, and it is an aggression to the Russian people, because they continue to be withheld from the truth about this war. They keep being told that it is a special operation, but it is an invasion.

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