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Brazilian hardcore vets QUESTIONS comment on new music video “Questionamentos”

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Inspired by William Ernest Henley’s poem “Invictus” and its source for mental strength of Nelson Mandela during his 27 years in prison, “Questionamentos” by Sao Paulo based hardcore punk band QUESTIONS has recently the official visualizer through another great music video. We sat down with the band to give you some more details about the track and behind the scenes details for the new music video.

“Mandela’s history is so powerful and so inspiring.” – says the band.  Leaders like him, who gave his life to fight inequality and a racist and cruel system, are more necessary than ever. So we wrote some lyrics and also included a Portuguese translated version of the poem on the second part of the song, almost like a narration over the music. It’s something we didn’t try before with Questions, and we got pleased with the result.”

Video Credits: Photography: JoΓ£o BonafΓ©, Murilo Amancio and Bruno Figueiredo / Edited by JoΓ£o BonafΓ©, Murilo Amancio and Pablo Menna /Art direction: Edu Revolback / Directed by JoΓ£o BonafΓ© and Murilo Amancio

Asked about the details behind the creation of the video, they continue: “For the video, we wanted not only footage of the band playing. Actually, for the performance we got the support of Casa de Cultura do ButantΓ£, which is a cultural centre in our neighbourhood in the extreme west of SΓ£o Paulo and a place we have a historical connection with. Thanks to them!”

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“But we also thought that this song had a lot in common with street art collectives, people who go out and spread their message across the city with stickers, tags, posters, graffitis. Edu, being one street artist himself, is in contact with a bunch of them, so we invited some, both old and new school, to a β€œsession” of street interventions.”

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β€œQuestionamentos” is the fourth video we did supporting the album β€œLibertatem”, released in 2019. The previously released, β€œAchismo”, β€œLutar” and β€œExclusΓ£o”, can be watched below:

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