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"FROM BRAGUINHA TO UKULELE, A JOURNEY OF 140 YEARS"
In 2019 it is celebrated the 140th anniversary of the epic journey of 419 Madeiran people from Funchal on April 23rd, 1879 on the British sailboat “Ravenscrag” to Hawaii in search of better life conditions. On August 23rd, after sailing for four months filled of sacrifices and hardships, they disembarked in Honolulu singing happily has they stepped ashore, and with them, there was a Manchete musician (Braguinha). They were going towards the origin of what is considered the world’s most famous popular musical instrument: the Ukulele. These are the facts that, through the current project, the Associação Musical e Cultural XARABANDA aims to enhance and expose to all in an educational and intergenerational way thus, enriching the local cultural identity.
PROGRAM:
THURSDAY, MAY 2|9:00OM
Casino da Madeira Congress Centre - Auditorium
Premiere of the doc “Legacy” by Nuno Jardim.
Influences of Portuguese emigration in Hawaii.
Concert “Irmandade do Braguinha”.
In the participation of musicians from several countries: Hawaii, Brazil, Spain, Cape Verde and Portugal.
Target Audience: All publics.
Free Entry.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Conservatório de Música da Madeira “Eng. Luiz Peter Clode” – Noble Hall.
Workshop “History of Ukulele” by Joe Souza, descendent of a Madeiran family, shares his story and knowledge as a musician and luthier.
Target Audience: Musicians, chordophone constructor and all publics.
Free Entry.
MONDAY, MAY 6 | from 3:00PM to 5:30PM
TUESDAY, MAY 7 | from 10:00AM to 1:00PM and from 2:30PM to 5:30PM
Centro de Estudos de História do Atlântico “Alberto Vieira” – Auditorium.
Colloquium “From Madeira to Hawaii. A historical and musical contribute”.
Panel I – Emigration from Madeira to Hawaii.
Panel II – Madeiran traditional chordophones.
Target Audience: All publics.
Free Entry.
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Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture / Department of Culture