Book/Novel

Capitães de Abril (2000)

Capitães de Abril (2000): based on the events of the Carnation Revolution, this films tells the story of the military coup which overthrow dictatorship on 25 April 1974 in Portugal. It follows young conscripts and coup plotters as they are facing difficult choices, and their common eagerness for freedom. Music-wise, there are many songs with Portuguese and Brazilian lyrics you could listen to in order to practice your listening skills. Portugal is probably best known for its traditional folk music – fado. Brazil has developed many unique styles, such as bossa nova, MPB (Música Popular Brasileira), sertanejo, tropicalia, choro, maracatu, mangue beat, funk carioca and of course the world renowned samba. Listening to easy-to-understand songs will prove more efficient for beginners and elementary Portuguese learners.