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Hold the Tchan: Segura o Tchan

Altough the general scenario of the 90's brazilian poetry was based on a new found inspiration on lust, drugs and alcohol as an implicit protest to the treatment received by those in control, some artists like Cumpadre Washington, Beto Jamaica and their muses: Jacaré, Carla Perez and Debora Brasil, which formed the collective known as "É o tchan", steped aside and focused on higher interests of the spirit, like the beauty of the miracle of birth, for example, in that next piece.

Twisted born dick
never gets straight
Girl that rebrakes,
mother holds in the head

Sunday she won't go
go go
Sunday she won't go
go go go go go go

Hold the Tchan
Tie the Tchan
Hold the Tchan
Tchan Tchan Tchan Tchan

All that is perfect
We grab by the arm
Throw her in the middle
Put in the above put in the bottom

After nine months you see the result
After nine months you see the result

Hold the Tchan
Tie the Tchan
Hold the Tchan
Tchan Tchan Tchan Tchan


  1. This is truly amazing, so artistic! I´m glad someone is finally showing Brazilian poetry to the world in such a simple, yet exciting way.

  2. Well, thank you Amora, we're very happy to share the talent of our writers with the world.

  3. Some years ago I also wrote a version of "hold the tchan" in English. Yours is way better, congrats! And, of course, congratulations on this fantastic idea of explaining to the world all the depth and beauty of the modern brazilian poetry!


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