Communitas Seminar: 50 years of freedom

On April 25, 1974, Portugal experienced a moment that changed its history forever. Now, almost 50 years after this event, living in freedom longer than under the yoke of dictatorship, it is time to look at this milestone again through the perspective of a generation that has learned to live without chains.

We intend to look at this day not only with the traditional historical-political bias but from the point of view of those who develop artistic activities to try to understand how music, literature and the arts in Portugal were affected by freedom.

With this intention, Communitas organises a conversation entitled “50 years of freedom” that will be held on April 26, at 5 pm, in the Sala de Atos of the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Minho. The seminar will be attended by four artists, who will give a more sensitive insight into the topic: Joana Gama, pianist and composer; Adolfo Luxúria Canibal, lyricist and writer; Eleonor Picas, harpist, and José Miguel Braga, actor and director.

It will be a moment of exchange and reflection, where the conquests obtained over the last 50 years will be evoked, and the most significant moments of the fight for freedom in Portugal will be remembered. It will also be an opportunity to debate the challenges that persist today. The conversation will last approximately one hour and a half, and participation is free.

[Posted: 14-04-2023]