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Santos Silva commemorates the 50th anniversary of the massacre of the Portuguese at Viriamou, Mozambique.



Santos Silva commemorates the 50th anniversary of the massacre of the Portuguese at Viriamou, Mozambique.

The President of the Assembly of the Republic today marked the 50th anniversary of the Wiriamou massacre in Mozambique during the colonial war and says it is important to apologize for the approximately 400 hundred civilian casualties.

Such a position on one of the most tragic facts of the colonial war in Mozambique is contained in a video message that Augusto Santos Silva posted on his Twitter account.

“Today, 50 years have passed since the Wiriamu massacre, and this fact must be remembered. This is a fact that we are ashamed of, but we must not forget about it,” emphasizes the Chairman of the Assembly of the Republic.

The former Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs later notes that On December 16, 1972, a detachment of Portuguese soldiers and the Portuguese political police “carried out a massacre in a number of Viriamou villages.”

“This massacre was condemned a few months later by Catholic priests. And this condemnation contributed to the international isolation of the Estado Novo regime and increased awareness in Portugal of the absolute need to end this regime and end the colonial war,” Augusto Santos supported. Silvia.

According to the President of the Assembly of the Republic, there have already been other “massacres” in this area of ​​Mozambique that have been condemned, namely by Catholic priests.

However, from the point of view of the Speaker of Parliament, “Weriamou’s massacre was especially barbaric.”

“Among the dead, no servicemen were found, no militants were found among the victims, all the victims were civilians. And we are talking about almost four hundred fatal victims of this massacre,” he stressed.

Augusto Santos Silva, “Today is the day when we need to remember the massacre, apologize to its victims and honor the memory of people like Fr. [Adrian] Hastings, whom they condemned, and also in honor of the April captains.”

“The captains of April, with their Movement of the Armed Forces, ended the Estado Novo regime, ended the colonial war and allowed a new path to be opened in relations between Portugal and Mozambique. The path we are following today is the path of friendship, cooperation and deep cooperation between the two countries and two peoples,” he added.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



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



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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