In 2024, the 50th anniversary of April 25th will be celebrated. Mão Morta also celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation, in November 1984. Two events that apparently have nothing in common, except the fact that without the 25th of April, and the freedom and democracy it brought to Portugal and the Portuguese By putting an end to 48 years of dictatorship, Mão Morta would probably never have existed. Now, at a time when the danger of the return of fascism becomes palpable, not only in Portugal but throughout the democratic world, with the ideological initiative of conservative political forces and their privileged reception in the media directing the dominant political discourse, the Mão Morta could not help but speak out and denounce the mood of the times. It is about this resurgence of anti-democratic forces and their riotous behavior, which use democracy to apologize for fascism, which goes “Viva la Muerte!”, making clear the dangers we run and that democracy incurs. It comprises an artistic approach, through a stage show, where the melodic and harmonic references of pre-25th of April Portuguese intervention music intersect with rock and the experimentalism typical of Mão Morta’s sound, and a reflective, more rigorous approach and enlightening, through a moment of sharing knowledge and wisdom, with the concept of fascism being addressed by political scientists, philosophers and historians in the context of a seminar or conference related to the show.

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Lyrics: Adolfo Luxúria Canibal
Music: Miguel Pedro and António Rafael
Arrangements: Mão Morta
Voice: Adolfo Luxúria Canibal
Drums / electronics: Miguel Pedro
Keys / electronics: António Rafael
Guitar: Vasco Vaz
Guitar / drums: Ruca Lacerda
Bass / double bass: Rui Leal

Choir: André Tavares; Jorge Barata; Paulo Santos Silva; Tiago Regueiras; Fernando Pinheiro
Front sound design and operation: Nuno Couto
Stage sound design and operation: Mário Seco
Light design and operation conception: Fred Rompante
Backline Technician: Pedro Eugénio Ribeiro; Manuel Toga
Executive production: Isabel Dantas
Photography: Adriano Ferreira Borges
Costumes: Helena Guerreiro

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Price: to be announced
Duration: to be announced
Age rating: >6


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