DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.06.011
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Sofia Isabel Fonseca Vieira Lopes

Abstract: I propose to introduce a few lines of analysis for the RTP Song Contest (Portuguese Radio and Television Song Contest-Festival RTP da Canção). I intend to raise a few questions that will help us to understand the role of this competition in the Portuguese musical and cultural scene of the 1960s. RTP Song Contest is the longest television song contest in Portugal. This competition went through several crucial moments in the recent history of Portugal, witnessing the change from dictatorship to democracy. In lat…

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