Lyrical Poetry (sung) congregating the community as a generator of collective emotions

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We propose to identify periods when the community felt threatened as a collective entity and when lyric poetry, musicalized and interpreted, assumed a congregational role of the Nation. First, by assuming themselves as a referent of generations, in the struggle for freedom, with Trova do Vento Que Passa, and
later with the Pedra Filosofal as generators of collective emotion, they became anthems for those opposing dictatorship. In this way, these themes became among the best known and most famous Portuguese music when they acquired perpetuity only comparable to Grândola, Vila Morena. The password of April 25, 1974,
conquered the collective imagination as a symbol of democracy, which brought the Portuguese together during the difficult period of the Troika, chanting it collectively in the name of national pride, as collective insubordination before national sovereignty at risk. The Portuguese gathered around poetry as a national reference, something comparable only to the figure of Camões in other historical moments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Through Mind and Emotions
EditorsMario Say Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press | Taylor & Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780429299070
ISBN (Print)9780367279936, 9780367495381
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Publication series

PublisherTaylor & Francis


  • Lyric poetry
  • Congregate
  • Community
  • Hymns
  • Emotion


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