Mazgani & Sean Riley (Teatro Diogo Bernardes, Ponte de Lima)

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This encounter on stage between the Portuguese-Iranian Mazgani (Shahryar Mazgani) and Sean Riley (Afonso Rodrigues), leader of the Slowriders, both talented song writers, accompanied by Victor Rodrigues Coimbra (bass), Isaac Achega (drums) and Pedro Vital (guitar), was more than playing together. The two singers reinterpreted themes from their repertoire, creating a new identity with unique arrangements for the occasion. Them friendship and mutual artistic admiration came often during the concert. You can follow them individual career here and here.

Sarah McCoy – Blood Siren Tour (Teatro Diogo Bernardes, Ponte de Lima)

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Everything you could say about Sarah McCoy is not enough. She is an irresistible seductress, and her radiance unearthly beautiful. Acting as the booming front force, the singer-songwriter Sarah McCoy uses her musical and theatrical training to construct an environment rich with mood. However, all her powerful laughts and cheeky gestures can not hide the extremely vulnerable personality behind her. Sarah McCoy, a street musician and bar pianist in New Orleans pubs where she had acquired part of her musical armor, has a range of timbres and expressive scales like no other singer on the fringes of blues, rock, pop, … Continued

ESCÓRIA pela Companhia de Teatro Baal 17 (Teatro Diogo Bernardes – Ponte de Lima)

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A Companhia de Teatro Baal 17 apresentou no passado dia 20 de Outubro, em sessão dupla, no Teatro Diogo Bernardes, a peça de teatro “Escória”, com encenação e dramaturgia de Filipe Seixas, e interpretações de Ana Bárbara Soares, Joana Saraiva e Marisela Terra. Destinada a maiores de 6 anos, a peça conta a história de dois seres de humanidade duvidosa que transportam consigo tudo o que precisam para sobreviver, numa relação equilibrada mas desigual, ou seja, um manda, o outro obedece. Até aparecer um terceiro elemento que acaba por perturbar o “equilíbrio” desta relação, e pôr a nu o lado … Continued

“Le Fumiste” [TEATRO DE OBJECTOS, CIRCO E MAGIA] – Teatro Diogo Bernardes (Ponte de Lima)

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Davel Puente Hoces criador e intérprete (Companhia Dondavel) Como se pode capturar uma recordação?  Le Fumiste é uma homenagem às memórias de infância e de outros momentos da vida. Recordações de fumo aparecem e bailam diante dos nossos olhos, dialogam com as emoções e enchem o presente de uma forma tão viva que parecem ser reais. Mas quando tentas agarrá-las escapam entre os nossos dedos, mudam de forma e desvanecem. Um maravilhoso espectáculo de teatro de objetos, circo e magia onde os protagonistas de um mundo de recordações se constroem em cena a partir de elementos simples, como frascos e copos, que … Continued

Blind Zero – Teatro Diogo Bernardes (Ponte de Lima, 2019)

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Blind Zero, from Porto and led by Miguel Guedes, are one of Portuguese premier rock bands, celebrating 25 years of career. Blind Zero came together in the early ’90s, releasing their debut EP “Recognize”, in 1995. The first album “Trigger” (1995), was produced by the L.A. producer Ronnie S. Champagne. In 1996, the band recorded the EP “Transradio”, followed by “Redcoast” (1997), “One Silent Accident” (2000), “A Way to Bleed your Lover” (2003) and “The night before and a new day” (2005). “Time Machine (Memories Undone) – Live Best of Unplugged” (2007) is the first unplugged album, a best off the … Continued

TOMARA Casa da Música, Porto 2019

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TOMARA is Filipe C. Monteiro’s musical project, a songwriter, producer and filmmaker based in Lisbon. The debut LP “FAVOURITE GHOST” was released on September 2017. With a folk root, “Favourite Ghost” addresses “the ghosts we have and that, somehow, lose weight when they are accepted.” On stage had been also Márcia and Carminho. Filipe C. Monteiro – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards; Rui Freie – vocals, drums; João Gil – guitar, keyboards; Daniel Mestre – viola braguesa; Sérgio Pires – bass. You can follow Tomara here.

  • Ólafur Arnalds, Casa da Música

Ólafur Arnalds | Casa da Música (Porto)

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The music from Ólafur Arnalds is soft and fragile. The mere act of breathing can feel like an intrusion. Like a dream of soundscapes, the music floats ghostly from the stage: two semi-generative self-playing pianos developed by Ólafur and his team, a string quartet and the occasional rush of percussion, all suspended on a sublimely tender blue light show. Arnalds is incredibly warm and engaging. He picks up the microphone with his hands to speak and his humility shines through. The evening ended with Lag Fyrir Ömmu (Song For Grandma) a song he wrote upon her passing, followed by silence, complete and breathless … Continued

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Márcia (Sons de Vez, 2019)

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Márcia is a Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1982). She plays since the age of 13 and debuted in 2009 with the EP “Márcia” (Optimus Discos). Her first album “Dá” was released on 2010 (re-edited on November 2011), “Casulo”, the second album, was released on 2013 and “Quarto Crescente” on 2015. The latest album “Vai e vem” was edited last year (2018). Her harmonic melodies have an influence of pop rock, indie and folk music. She sings with her soul and spreads her beautiful voice through space … and we vibrate with it, by resonance. Vocals, guitar: Márcia Santos Guitar, pedal steel: Filipe Monteiro Guitar: … Continued

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  • Best Youth

Best Youth (Sons de Vez, 2019)

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Best Youth is a Portuguese duo from Portugal (Porto) formed in 2011 by Rocha Gonçalves (Ed Rocha) and Catarina Salinas (Kate), whose sound could be described as clash between electronic indie rock and dream pop. Discography: Winterlies (EP, 2011), Highway Moon (LP, 2015), Cherry Domino (LP, 2018). You can find more about best youth here and here.

TRISTÃO E ISOLDA | TRISTAN AND ISOLDE (Teatro Diogo Bernardes, Ponte de Lima)

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O Teatro Diogo Bernardes acolheu no passado dia 23 de Fevereiro a coreografia “Tristão e Isolda” da autoria de Nélia Pinheiro, a Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Évora. O projeto, sublinhou a companhia, apresenta, numa linguagem multidisciplinar, “uma viagem sensorial própria” que tem como “indutores as grandes questões” abordadas no clássico e que interessam à coreógrafa trabalhar, atualmente, como “a irracionalidade, o desejo, a dependência do ser humano perante o amor, a mulher (uma descida à sua condição feminina e erótica),” (LUSA, 2018). Podem seguir o trabalho da Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Évora aqui e aqui. FICHA TÉCNICA: TRISTÃO E ISOLDA … Continued

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