Tag Archives: Portugal

Musical Road to Womex 2022 – Pilani Bubu

Musical Road to Womex 2022 – Pilani Bubu

The second leg of our Road to Womex brings us to South Africa, where we meet a talented and eclectic musician born and raised in Eastern Cape, who is dedicating her life and career to preserving, showcasing and bringing forward the local folk repertoire. Singer/songwriter, storyteller, activist, creative entrepreneur and...
Playlist: WOMEX 2022

Playlist: WOMEX 2022

The countdown has officially started… in two months’ time, the 2022 edition of Womex will get underway to spread the sounds, words and images of the world-music world throughout Lisbon. After a thoroughly successful experience in Porto last year, the Worldwide Music Expo is indeed going to be back to...
Interview: Bandua – Bringing Folklore to the Dancefloor (June 2022)

Interview: Bandua – Bringing Folklore to the Dancefloor (June 2022)

Bandua, ‘electronic folk’ duo comprising producer Tempura the Purple Boy (Bernardo D’Addario) and musician Edgar Valente, take the centuries-old traditional music from the Beira Baixa region of Portugal and re-imagine it for the contemporary dancefloor. It’s the first time these sounds and songs have been repurposed as a Portuguese-language electronic pop...
Daily Discovery: 1+1 – Três Bairros

Daily Discovery: 1+1 – Três Bairros

‘1+1’ is the brand-new single by Lisbon-based trio Três Bairros.   Formed by guitarist Ricardo Gama, viola player João Correia and vocalist Bruno Ribeiro, the group blends the Portuguese folk tradition (particularly fado) with a more contemporary approach.   You can find more info and listen to Três Bairros music...