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We know the suffering... XVI

You see this painting behind you young man, it’s been here since 1968 and we’ve been here since 1968 too, that’s 37 years you know!

 

37 years of manhood and hard labour!

 

Let me now speak of his beauty

for he is a frail and pale child:

in weakness his life began,

but coming from human workshop

he bears the mark of man.

(João Cabral Melo Neto)

 

Will you reach manhood, Ninico?

You know the suffering, we know the suffering...

...It’s historical!

 

A tribute to our brothers and sisters in New Orleans.

 

Painting: "Trabalhadores" - 1968, 62 x 51cm. Oil on Board, by Orlando Mattos.

 

Model: 9-year old Ronifer Miguel Alves (Ninico), the younger brother of Tutuco and member of Capoeira Beija-Flor and Beija-Flor F.C.

 

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Uploaded on September 14, 2005