Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 2.1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Who cares if performers are world famous or not? As long as they work for the show, in the moment, that's what matters most. These ceremonies are about cities showing the world the face THEY want

Omg guys, u need to sotp! It's boring how you're jugding the hole cerimony just by pictures. LETS RIO SHINE without yours negative comments. I'm loving everything, it's so colorful, so alive. They are

I watched quite a lot of the videos and pictures you guys thankfully posted here, and I must say, that I'm looking very much forward to the opening ceremony. What I have seen so far is surprisingly im

4 hours ago, Oooswald said:

I don't know how people can be negative or positive about photos like that. They don't show anything meaningful  to create a opinion about the OC.

Of course... The one who doesn't want to "spoil" the surprise it's easy.... LEAVE THIS FORUM!!!!!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Oooswald said:

 

I think that's the main problem: people usually put ther personal preferences above all, as I see in your quote "If there is funk in I am out".

Funk is a very rich musical style, created and consumed by a large marginalized (but not only ) portion of the Rio's population. If the opening ceremony was thought to be full of music, related to the formation of Brazilian society and the different types of immigrations who formed the country... it's impossible to leave out samba, funk, rap and other musical styles. The singers mentioned so far are very plural and representative for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

Everyone is entitled to dislike specific music styles or singers. They may not be well liked for you or a particular group of people, but we need to look outside the bubble that we live in.

Funk is ugly for itself. Technically speaking, music is made up of three elements: rhythm, melody and harmony. The less melody and harmony you have, less sophisticated the music is. Needless to say that the funk is purely repetitive beats. Funk has been imposed on children and adolescents by drug dealers. It does not belong to Rio's popular. Few funk lyrics that could be seen as interesting, Few ones. But even these few interesting ones are compromised  when you realize that the Rio’s funk culture’s great stimulators are the drug lords, that prostitution of children and adolescents in the funk dances these criminals promote or support is immense. This discourse that the funk is a cultural expression of marginalized people, of people who do not have opportunities, is rudimentary and has no basis. There are many social works done in slums in which children are given the opportunity of a healthy contact with the sophisticated musical art. Put the funk in the OC is a moral irresponsibility. It will only increase the number of children and adolescents who feel themselves legitimized and applauded by following what drug dealers want them to do. It will be a slap in the face of the Brazilian nation and an unprecedented international shame. This point of view is not only mine. It is shared by the overwhelming majority of our population, especially by parents of children and adolescents who, unaware of what the implications are, surrender themselves to the will of the same criminals who curtail their freedom by isolating them inside the dirty world of the same outlaws that have the city under siege.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Mauricio said:

Funk is ugly for itself. Technically speaking, music is made up of three elements: rhythm, melody and harmony. The less melody and harmony you have, less sophisticated the music is. Needless to say that the funk is purely repetitive beats. Funk has been imposed on children and adolescents by drug dealers. It does not belong to Rio's popular. Few funk lyrics that could be seen as interesting, Few ones. But even these few interesting ones are compromised  when you realize that the Rio’s funk culture’s great stimulators are the drug lords, that prostitution of children and adolescents in the funk dances these criminals promote or support is immense. This discourse that the funk is a cultural expression of marginalized people, of people who do not have opportunities, is rudimentary and has no basis. There are many social works done in slums in which children are given the opportunity of a healthy contact with the sophisticated musical art. Put the funk in the OC is a moral irresponsibility. It will only increase the number of children and adolescents who feel themselves legitimized and applauded by following what drug dealers want them to do. It will be a slap in the face of the Brazilian nation and an unprecedented international shame. This point of view is not only mine. It is shared by the overwhelming majority of our population, especially by parents of children and adolescents who, unaware of what the implications are, surrender themselves to the will of the same criminals who curtail their freedom by isolating them inside the dirty world of the same outlaws that have the city under siege.

Define: overreacting.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Iceman said:

So where will the athletes be in all this? On the floor as usual?

They already lost about 10-12,000 seats behind that stage...so no way can they seat 9,500 athletes; and still hope to make a little money on the event.  So that would have been 25% of the 80,000 seats if they still had the athletes sit down.  A 1/4th loss of full house revenues.  And what would you have on the big empty floor anyway? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Oooswald said:

 

I think that's the main problem: people usually put ther personal preferences above all, as I see in your quote "If there is funk in I am out".

Funk is a very rich musical style, created and consumed by a large marginalized (but not only ) portion of the Rio's population. If the opening ceremony was thought to be full of music, related to the formation of Brazilian society and the different types of immigrations who formed the country... it's impossible to leave out samba, funk, rap and other musical styles. The singers mentioned so far are very plural and representative for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

Everyone is entitled to dislike specific music styles or singers. They may not be well liked for you or a particular group of people, but we need to look outside the bubble that we live in.

It is not a kind of personal prefference. Funk is ugly for itself. Technically speaking, music is made up of three elements: rhythm, melody and harmony. The less melody and harmony you have, less sophisticated the music is. Needless to say that the funk is purely repetitive beats. Funk has been imposed on children and adolescents by drug dealers. It does not belong to Rio's popular culture. Few funk lyrics could be seen as interesting. Few ones. But even these few "interesting" ones are compromised  when you realize that the Rio’s funk culture’s great stimulators are the drug lords, that prostitution of children and adolescents in the funk dances these criminals promote or support is immense. This discourse that the funk is a cultural expression of marginalized people, of people who do not have opportunities, is rudimentary and has no basis. There are many social works done in slums in which children are given the opportunity of a healthy contact with the sophisticated musical art. Putting the funk in the OC is a moral irresponsibility. It will only increase the number of children and adolescents who feel themselves legitimized and applauded by following what drug dealers want them to do. It will be a slap in the face of the Brazilian nation and an unprecedented international shame. This point of view is not only mine. It is shared by the overwhelming majority of our population, especially by parents of children and adolescents who, unaware of what the implications are, surrender themselves to the will of the same criminals who curtail their freedom by isolating them inside the dirty world of the same outlaws that have the city under siege

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, adrianme17 said:

Could it be part of the olympic rings sequence? as there is a ring in the centre of the awning thingy? 

Possibly.  But why would they project Olympic rings on to that awny thingy and not on to the central arena white stadium floor ?

I guess we'll all find out soon enough.

That sole ring on the awning looks also to be, at this angle, to be directly under the end of those overhead 'tracks' running out from behind the screen where it is speculated the cauldron might travel outwards on.

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The ring on the awning could also be a rehearsal spot lighting marker for the Cauldron lighter/s who may, it seems from that earlier photo, rise up on that Seoul-style circular podium from amongst the boxe to meet the Cauldron travelling outward on the overhead tracks ( ? )

Who knows?  Part of the fun is picking through the clues, so could be way off

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

"(...) the Rio 2016 communication's executive, Mario Andrada confirmed that the city will have two cauldrons during the Games. Besides Candelária, the other place that will receive the flame will be the Maracana. The idea is that one flame will be wiped out while the other one is lit. The flame at Maracana will be lit at the opening ceremony on August 5th.

- We'll make some kind of magic to transfer the Olympic flame from Maracana to Candelaria. Outside that, I can't give more details - commented Mario". 

 

http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2016/07/eduardo-paes-e-thomas-bach-visitam-orla-conde-onde-ficara-pira-olimpica.html

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...