The Al-Mutamid Music Festival, which will bring Arab-Andalusian music from the ancient Medinas and Jewish quarters to Lagoa, will take place in the Chapel of the Centro Cultural do Convento de S. José, on 25 January, at 21 pm.
Aimed at the general public, this festival, born in January 2000, aims to honor the king and poet Al-Mutamid, born in Beja in 1040, and who ruled Silves in his early teens.
Later, far from the Algarve landscape, he would have succeeded his father, the King of Seville, Al-Mutadid, in Spanish lands. Perhaps the best known poet of this time in the region died in Marrakesh, in 1095.
It's to remind you that the band New Ensemble, born in Iran, will bring to Lagoa a musical proposal of approaching art through the sensuality of sound that for centuries flooded the palaces and gardens of the vast Persian empire, and that takes us back to the imagination of 1001 nights.
Formed by three multi-instrumentalist Iranian musicians who perform with care and rigor Persian folk and classical music, the New Ensembland they will interpret instruments of enormous visual and sound beauty, such as: tar, barbat (lute), kamanche, tombak and daf. Babak Kamgar will play tar and barbat – oud; Pejman Tadayon, tombak and daf, and Mohammadreza Amujavadi, kamanche. A show not to be missed to start an excellent weekend.