CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER Founder Hans Dieter Temp takes part in the recording of the traditional TV Globo Christmas Song
Following an invitation of TV Globo, Hans Dieter Temp participated on 6 November 2016 in TV Globo’s yearly Christmas Song recording in Rio de Janeiro.
For 45 years, the Brazilian TV broadcaster has been recording their famous traditional Christmas Song with various popular TV stars and celebrities. Since 2015, TV Globo also has less known people participate. Last year, a group of children and unknown artists took part in the recording and were applauded tremendously by TV Globo’s nationwide known stars.
This year, too, the TV broadcaster stuck to their newly established concept and invited amongst others Hans Dieter Temp, who has already been a TV Globo studio guest in the show Como Será?, presented by famous host Sandra Annenberg.
The Christmas Song’s first emission, including a short report on CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER’s work, took place on 21 November 2016 during a break in Jornal Nacional, the Brazilian TV’s main television news reaching an average of 25 million people per transmission.
How the Globo Christmas Song came into being
The TV song’s history began back in 1971 – in the time of Brazilian military dictatorship that went from 1964 until 1985. Boni, or rather José Bonifácio de Oliveira Sobrinho, who was the director of the state television broadcaster TV Globo in that period, wanted to oppose the difficult times under president Emílio Garrastazu Médici and developed the idea of commissioning an optimistic and hopeful Christmas Song.
The then contracted composer Marcos Valle and songwriters Nelson Motta and Paulo Sergio Valle were asked to create a demanding piece of music that still could intuitively be sung by TV Globo’s television stars.
A New Time
Today is a new day
of a new time that has begun
In these new days
the joy may be for all of us
We only need to want
all of our dreams
to become true…
The future has already begun
Today is your celebration
Today is our celebration
And the one of those who come…
Today is your celebration, today is our celebration
And the one of those who want it