Monthly Archives: October 2010

Portugal big and small

Here’s some pretty striking 60s-era propaganda I recently came across in the archives: Translation: “Mozambique is only Mozambique because it’s Portugal.” Confused? Advertisements

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Dances with Caterpillar

This happened last week in front of Maputo’s city hall. Filmmaker Pipas Forjaz happened to be there with his Iphone. Check out Forjaz’s music videos here, here, and here. And here’s his commercial for Mozambique Airlines, starring the inescapable MC … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee in Maputo

The movies were a big deal in Lourenço Marques in the 60s and 70s. By independence in 1975, there were more than a dozen cinemas in town or in the suburbs. The Gil Vicente, the Scala, the 222 and its … Continue reading

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Lisbon at night

Slideshow after the jump.

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Maintain radio silence

(Story began here and there are great photos here.) One evening, in 1969, Dinis was at Café Suiça with his friends, and the group somehow started chatting with the two men who were sitting at an adjacent table. In the … Continue reading

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Chamanculo

Dinis Marques, the subject of the previous post, just sent me incredible photos of him in Chamanculo in 1965. Images of that place during that time are not easy to come by. More after the jump. If you’re curious what Dinis … Continue reading

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The horse door

Whenever I’m in Maputo, people frequently feel the need to inform me that there’s a pen behind my ear, as if it got there without my knowing it, with the implication that I should remove the pen immediately, like it’s … Continue reading

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