Monday, November 29, 2010

"Alagados" Performed by Os Paralamas Do Sucesso


The hit from '86 is brought to mind by the news from Brazil— Police take control of Rio slum. The scene of the military assault, Complexo do Alemão, is not named in the song's chorus, as are the legendary slums of Rio de Janeiro, Kingston, Jamaica, and Salvador, Bahia: "Alagados, Trenchtown, Favela da Maré..."

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