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Berlin, 12.11.20

Background studies for music I'm working on and for a research project in collaboration with the filmmaker Louis Henderson on the remnants of identitarian/nationalist ideas from the dictatorship regime in the development, production and documentation of musical traditions in contemporary Portugal. A shared time-space of popular music including classical/modernist and avant-garde composers, to kuduro, to broksa, to folk and workers’ songs, to creole rap, and a few other edits/reworks/songs along the way.

The title of "mild manners and goodwill" are both terms that I'm somewhat jaded by - how kindness and good intentions is assumed sometimes at the expense of the simplification of an issue, and a more complex reason or history is postponed or simply washed away. "Brandos costumes" is a term coined by Salazar and propaganda for his and Marcelo Caetano's fascist regime. It became an expression that doubles as a defense mechanism when the conversation nears Portugal's own violent history, and converts an event and its consequences into something quantifiable and instrumentalized for comparison with other histories of violence from other countries. A distraction device that appeases some, to further ignore other contexts inaccessible to them and the urgency of the present they're living in because, supposedly,"here it's not that bad"

Tracklist

  • Jorge Peixinho
    Elegy For Amílcar Cabral
  • Catarina Chitas
    Por Riba Se Ceifa O Pão (Cantiga Da Ceifa)
  • Fernando Lopes-Graça 
    Canto De Amor E De Morte
  • Fernando Lopes-Graça 
    Requiem Op. 210 - Pelas Vítimas Do Fascismo Em Portugal = To The Victims Of Fascism In Portugal
  • Polido
    Nothing Happening Forever
  • Polido
    Xcess-Of-Joy-Needs-Soothing-Almost-Asmuch-As-Excess-Of-Sorrow
  • Clotilde Rosa
    Trio De Cordas (2/4)
  • Luis Cilia 
    A Bola
  • José Da Lata
    O Sol
  • Linha Geral 
    Formas Estranhas
  • Primero G
    Intro
  • Kova M
    Fronta 2012
  • Cobra Preta
    Tranco Lá
  • José Afonso 
    A Presença Das Formigas
  • Tio Di Broksa
    Congresso 1
  • Souza Feat. Flávio MC
    Nasci Vivi Condenado
  • Jorge Peixinho 
    Sobreposições
  • Nuno Rebelo 
    Hino A Mais Um Dia Do Mês De Maio
  • RS Produções
    RS RS RS
  • P. Adrix
    BVT!MENTOS (2 Beats)
  • KK
    Longi Praga
  • Landim Feat. Lev
    Rotina Di Lokos
  • Celina Pereira 
    Nha Ma Florinda
  • José Afonso 
    De Sal De Linguagem Feita
  • Filipe Pires 
    Canto Ecuménico
  • Polido
    Custa A Crer (Para O Joly Braga)