Concert by Tito Paris marks the first night of Almarte – International Festival of Street Arts in Almodôvar

Almarte – International Festival of Arts in the Street, by Almodôvar, starts this Friday night, May 20th, with […]

Titus ParisAlmarte – International Festival of Arts in the Street, by Almodôvar, starts this Friday night, May 20th, with the offer of a journey through Cape Verdean musical culture, in the hands of one of its most emblematic representatives: Tito Paris.

Guitarist and interpreter, Tito Paris has been one of the great references in Europe for Cape Verdean music for nearly three decades, his regular performances in Lisbon clubs such as Casa da Morna or B.Leza being a reason for worship.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21st, Almodôvar will receive a truly surprising show that brings together on stage the songs of João Gil's many musical lives, with the drawings, improvised at the time, by Ana Mesquita.

The authors call “musical-art” to this unprecedented artistic intervention, which is called “Casados ​​de Fresco”. Throughout the performance, which will be fueled by a constant dialogue with the audience, João Gil presents a summary of his work from the times of the Trovante to the Baile Popular, while Ana Mesquita recreates the musical environments in drawings, which will be shown in time. real on a panel video hall.

Almarte closes in great style, on Sunday, May 22, with a concert that brings together, on the main stage of Praça da República, António Zambujo and Pedro Mestre, whose songs from the latest album, “Campaniça do Despique”, will be accompanied by the unmistakable voices from the Rancho de Cantadores of Aldeia Nova de São Bento.

This year's edition of Almarte – International Festival of Arts in the Street will feature artists from all Portuguese-speaking countries, in a “perfect cultural marathon” that will completely transform the streets of the heart of Almodôvar, between days May 20 and 22, with dozens of interventions in theatre, music, dance, magic, circus arts, stand-up comedy or graffiti. Three great days in the village of Almodôvar.