World revolution (and Portuguese saudade)

Another extraordinary post from the great music blog Locust Street, going chronologically through the twentieth century and now up to 1919. Go read and listen – here’s some of the illustrations to whet your appetite – and there’s some lovely lusophone music below that.


IWW headquarters after Palmer raid, NYC, 15 November 1919.


El Lissitzky, Beat the Whites With the Red Wedge.


Women protesting during the Egyptian Revolution, Cairo, 1919.


Before the band broke up: Kamenev, Lenin and Trotsky at the 8th Party Congress

Interlude: scenes from the mayfly countries


The Bavarian Soviet Republic (April-May 1919)


The Hungarian Soviet Republic (March-August 1919)

The Slovak Soviet Republic (16 June-7 July 1919)

Beckmann, The Night.

Meanwhile, Martin in the Margins, who I’m thanking for this, has some reflections on the word “saudade” and YouTubes of gorgeous Portuguese-language songstresses Cesaria Evora (from Cape Verde) and Mariza (from Lisbon).

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