Meaning ‘truth’ in Portuguese, here’s a reflective and inspiring tune from the incredibly talented Cape Verdean singer-songwriter.
I cross the road of my life In this narrow way Tripping My barefoot make me fall The way is long, sometimes tired My body bows down because of a heavy weight That is not mine Its weight that people made me carry for the
You trip and you break like glass But you get up with more strength and courage to go on Life teaches you a lesson You’ll never trip in that mistake again One foot ahead and then the other.
Cape Verde played Angola in the last game of their group stage which saw them finish victorious with a 2-1 final score.
Despite giving Angola an own goal at the 33rd minute and putting them in the lead, the West African island(s) nation who already made history by qualifying for the AFCON tournament for the first time ever delivered to late goals that added another historical moment for the Blue Sharks.
Even with the 2-2 South African vs Morocco draw in their favour, Cape Verdean player Heldon’s 90th minute goal was the golden moment of the match, solidifying the team’s spot in the tournament’s quarter-finals stage.
Happy Independence day to all of our followers from Cape Verde!
5 July 1975
“A people who free themselves from foreign domination will not be culturally free unless, without underestimating the importance of positive contributions from the oppressor’s culture and other cultures, they return to the upwards paths of their own culture. The latter is nourished by the living reality of the environment and rejects harmful influences as much as any kind of subjection to foreign cultures. We see therefore that, if imperialist domination has the vital need to practise cultural oppression, national liberation is necessarily an act of culture.”