[Marxism] A Bolivarian "samba-enredo" in Porto Alegre

renatopompeu renatopompeu at bol.com.br
Thu Feb 22 10:26:09 MST 2007


Néstor asked for a Brazilian to translate the lyrics of a samba-enredo, and I tried to oblige. Note that this kind of lyrics usually is impossible to understand entirely without the music and without the vision of the parade. I have done my best.
Renato

Our Samba School today sets to work
to build the New World
which arose the cupidity of every European royal house,
and deep interests.
A New World exploited for its material goods,
exploitation which affected the local cultures,
Aztecas, Incas, Guaranis.
The Latino blood tried to resist.

O, get in this Train of Happiness
which goes to Freedom
Come to taste my caliente sauce
To drink sugarcane brandy and tequilla at will

I saw a Born Again Continent
I saw eyes bright of hope
Turning true Bolívar's desire,
who fought to defend his ideals
Reflecting in the courage of the Latin American people,
of world fame.
In the notable Brazilian nature
Which charmed the world.
I am surely going to dance the samba
and the salsa I am going to dance with my love

The house will fall, the fight will begin.
In America the dream may become true,
Hailing the warriors which marked this soil
with blue, red and white, the colours of my heart.

I insist that total understanding depends on the music and, most of all, on the vision of the parade, with its masquerades and allegories.
Thank you for your attention,
Renato Pompeu
Note that> 
> A vila hoje põe a mão na massa 
> e faz a construção do novo mundo 
> que despertou em toda corte européia cobiça, 
> interesses tão profundos 
> explorada em seus bens materiais 
> modificando a cultura dos povos locais 
> Astecas, Incas, Guaranis 
> o sangue latino não deixou de resistir
> 
> Embarque nesse trem da alegria
> com destino a liberdade
> vem sentir o meu tempero caliente
> provar cachaça e tequila a vontade
> 
> Vi, o continente renascer
> vi, um olhar de esperança
> concretizando o desejo de Bolivar
> que lutou pra defender seu ideais
> refletindo na bravura desse povo
> latino-americano de destaque mundial
> notável natureza brasileira
> que ao mundo encantou
> eu vou cair no samba com certeza
> e a salsa vou dançar com meu amor
> 
> A casa vai cair, o couro vai comer
> na América o sonho pode acontecer
> saudando os guerreiros que marcaram este chão
> com o azul vermelho e branco, cores do meu coração
> 
> Este correo lo ha enviado
> Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
> nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
> [No necesariamente es su autor]
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> Aparicio Saravia
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