Agenda » Highlight of the Month
Atlantic Roots Festival
The Atlantic Roots Festival introduces itself as the oldest "World Music" festival in Portugal. This year held from July 16th to 18th in the auditorium of Funchal’s Municipal Garden, as from 9.00pm.
The 16th Edition opens with the local traditional music group, Xarabanda, followed by the well-known and recognized Portuguese singer Vitorino. On July 17th goes on stage, the regional group C'azoada and the Angolan singer Aline Frazão.
The third and last day of the event hosts the Cape Verdean singer Nancy Vieira and the Choro (*) group Raspa de Tacho, with a repertoire featuring the great classics of the choro musical genre, popularly called chorinho. Beyond the concerts performances, on the 14th and 15th of July, the festival offers parallel promotion initiatives around music, such as a workshop and a conference on the following themes:
“Discussion on the regional musical scene with traditional musical groups of Madeira” and “The loss of Madeiran Cordofones."
The Camachofones street performances in downtown Funchal are not to be missed as well!
(*) an instrumental Brazilian popular music originated in 19th century in Rio de Janeiro.
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Regional Secretariat for Economy, Tourism and Culture / Department of Culture