Canada For Portugal

Canada For Portugal cover

Inspiration comes in many forms and from many different places, and although the inspiration for “Rezo Esta Canção / Together as One” was the devastating fires in Central Portugal which claimed 64 lives, we have harnessed this energy and created a positive and beautiful anthem which will forever be a tribute to everyone who was affected by the Pedrógão Grande fires. 

The song is an initiative of MDC Media Group, and recorded under the name Canada For Portugal as part of the #CanadaForPortugal movement (a group of Toronto area businesses, clubs, associations and media who have banded together to collect donations for those affected by the fires). Written by our Music Director Reno Silva with Portuguese lyrics written by Valter Barberini, the song’s vocals were learned and recorded in a marathon 8 hour session at Studio 309 in Etobicoke, Ontario and features a cross-section of Lusophone and Canadian talent – (in order of appearance) Paulo Pereira, Peter Serrado, Clara Santos, Bela (Ménage), Marisa Oliveira Barberini, Sofia Santos, João Brito, Reno Silva, Nelz, Temi, Schyler London and D-Snow.

A pre-master mix of “Rezo Esta Canção / Together as One” which was debuted after the #CanadaForPortugal Silent March, which was held on Canada Day to honour those affected by the fires, received a very positive response. The final version of the song is now ready for airplay and will be available on iTunes by Monday, July 17 with all proceeds being donated to the #CanadaForPortugal campaign – an official video, created by Camões TV is also available on YouTube. 

We are very proud to be part of #CanadaForPortugal and invite you to be part of the movement by playing and promoting the song.

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