Thursday, July 9, 2009

Adios Menino

"Libertou-se o menino", the phrase titled a blog posting by Clovis Horst Lindner, a Lutheran pastor in Brazil, on the day Michael Jackson died. The phrase translates roughly to "The boy is liberated." Libertou-se o menino was one of the more thoughtful commentaries on this very public and tragic event. Then yesterday, Sonia Silveira from Montreal, Canada took the words from that commentary and created a PowerPoint presentation with a series of black and white photos of Jackson and a soft Chopin accompaniment. Today, the text and photos have found their way to YouTube in three versions - the first simply a YouTube version of the PowerPoint presentation, the second shared again the slides but to the accompaniment of Jackson's Heal the World, and the third - our featured video today - adds to the text and photos, a somber solo bandoneon version of Piazzolla's immortal Adios Nonino performed by Juan Martín Fernández.

It makes a powerful tribute. Adios menino.

If the video does not appear below, click here.

To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.

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