The world is living through dark times. The far right and its reactionary ideas are gaining ground everywhere. Brazil hasn’t been spared. A militia government came to power by dubious means, then proceeded to make their assault on human rights using violence and censorship. It has propagated its deadly approach to agriculture by using pesticides that are banned the world over. It has legalised the possession of fire arms and has seized indigenous lands in Amazonia to exploit their mineral wealth, thereby accelerating deforestation.
The new album by Lucas Santtana is a portrait of the political, social and cultural situation in which Brazil finds itself right now.
After several albums rich in instrumentation, technology and sonic textures, Lucas Santtana returns with an album of voice and guitar. “We’re living in a time in which everybody is talking loud. I thought the time had come to whisper into people’s ears.”
Dark though they may be, these times will pass because everything is cyclical. As the title of the album suggests “The sky has been old for a long time.”
The first excerpt – ‘Meu Primeiro Amor’ (My first love) featuring the famous brazilian singer Duda Beat tip the album from the public space into a more intimate sphere : it tells the story of a love that transcends the boundaries of class between a rich girl and a poor man coming from the ghettos; and it already displays more than 300k+ views !
“Political music for the age of Bolsonaro” The Financial Times ★★★★
∗ Playlist France Inter
∗ Radio show ‘Le NRV‘ France Inter 14.10.19
∗ Nuits Zébrées (Radio Nova) at La Bellevilloise (Paris) 18.10.19
∗ Radio show RFI Musiques du Monde 16.10.19
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video clip – MEU PRIMEIRO AMOR ft. DUDA BEAT