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The songs of the Brazilian protests
"Vem Pra Rua" or in English “Come to the streets": this was initially a song composed for a commercial for car company Fiat. It was aired in Brazil during the Confederations Cup football tournament, to encourage citizens to take to the streets to show their support of the national team.
But protesters in Brazil, who denounce the vast sums of money spent on organizing major sporting competitions in the country, have interpreted the lyrics written by the group O Rappa entirely differently. The song has become something of an anthem for activists, and a rallying cry on social networks.
An unprecedented social movement that has inspired a great many local artists: in the first few days of the unrest, Brazilian rocker Leoni recorded and uploaded this song called “Things don’t fall from the sky” to motivate protesters to take action to bring about positive change in the country.
Musician Thiago Correa has been inspired by the banners and other written messages brandished and waved by protesters across the country, and he has incorporated the words into this song, which reiterates the demands being made by the people of Brazil.
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