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Madonna posted a video award for George Floyd, and it didn’t go down well

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Madonna posted a video award for George Floyd, and it didn't go down well

When anger mounted on footage showing a police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck when he died, Thursday’s singer tweeted from his son’s two-minute clip, David Banda, dancing to Michael Jackson’s song “They Don’t Care About Us.”

He wrote in the statement: “The brutal murder traveled around the world of my son David Dances to honor and pay tribute to George and his Family and all Acts of Racism and Discrimination that occur every day in America. #Davidbanda #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #MichaelJackson.”

But the singer was ridiculed by several commentators for responses that were not sensitive to the story, which had sparked protests in a number of big cities.

“Nobody asked Madonna to consider today. Not a soul. Forced errors among public figures have been rampant this month,” wrote April Ryan, a political reporter and creator of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

TV writer Akilah Green added that the video was “worse than Pepsi could,” referring the famous 2017 commercial starring Kendall Jenner who uses the image of protest to market soft drinks.

Some other commentators jokingly thank Madonna for “ending racism.”

Video footage of Floyd’s death has sparked more painful talk about the use of force by US police against African Americans and causes shooting of police officer Derek Chauvin. The protesters called on the officials involved to face criminal charges and protests erupted in several cities on Thursday night.

This latest video is not the first time Madonna has been criticized for making awkward social comments in the last few weeks.

In March, singer told fans that Covid-19 is a “great equalizer” while lying on the bath of milk sprinkled with rose petals.

CNN has contacted Madonna representatives to comment.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS 'There will be room'

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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