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Jards Macalé: the music pulls you into a trance
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Jards Macalé: the music pulls you into a trance

With 50 years performing and being politically committed, it is extraordinary that he is not well-known in Europe. He was imprisoned in 1977 during the dictatorship in Brazil, and didn’t record any music for 10 years afterwards. At the 1974 concert, he had read a satirical poem about a chick (pinto). ‘Pinto’ is also Brazilian slang for penis, and was the name of a member of the military government. After the show, many people were arrested.