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Brazilian rock band, 'Rosa de Saron' composes an anthem for WYD 2013

2013-05-19

NATS: Rosa de Saron - Máquina do Tempo
01,22 - ….
http://youtu.be/p2rzlMcZaGY

25 years ago, in 1988, in the Brazilian city of Campinas, four young rock enthusiasts decided to form a band named 'Rosa de Saron'. They didn't want to be just another band. They wanted their songs to conveyed a message of faith and hope.

NATS: Rosa de Saron - Casino Boulevard
01,18 – 01,34
http://youtu.be/y8Fuon83cgI

Their fame grew fast in their hometown and they were soon invited to perform at festivals and concerts. What began as a hobby turned into their first album, 'Diante da Cruz', published in 1994.

Their unique way of approaching mankind's fundamental questions made them even more popular, not only in the religious sphere, but also with specialized magazines. 

NATS: Rosa de Saron - Projecto Juno (Oh Oh) 
00,24 – 00,42
http://youtu.be/KscvMYVJNCg
The group began to conquer the music market in 2002. The album they released in 2005 was voted the best hard rock album in the country the following year.

NATS: Rosa de Saron - Projecto Juno (Oh Oh)
...
http://youtu.be/KscvMYVJNCg

For two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011, they were honored at the Latin Grammys. In August 2011, they also traveled to Spain, to be Brazil's offical band during WYD in Madrid.

NATS: Rosa de Saron - Aurora
06,30 – 06,42
http://youtu.be/BMOVSl6aiuU

When their own country was chosen to host the next World Youth Day, they celebrated by composing this hymn, entitled 'Aurora'. Even though it won't be the meeting's official anthem, it will certainly be an instant hit among pilgrims at WYD 2013.

NATS AURORA (... – 07,33) o ( …. - 07,45)
http://youtu.be/BMOVSl6aiuU

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