Jazz legend Hugh Masekela will be performing tonight at the big closing concert of Lisboa Mistura in Lisbon. The festival started on wednesday, 17 June and brought incredible performers and great musicians to the heart of Lisbon, including Vieux Farka Touré, Alsarah & the Nubatones and Ibibio Soundmachine, amongst others.
Read here what Artistic Director Carlos Martins says about the festival:
Lisboa Mistura has positioned itself, since its first edition in 2006, as a intercultural event that is determined to find and highlight new tendencies of cultural expression and different languages in arts and music. In 2015 urban music culture is, inevitabely, reaching out to social and political dimensions, incorporating the cosmopolism of an eternal Lisbon. In a moment of boosting dynanism the city is facing energising contradictions and challenges being of a global nature, but yet intensively intimate and specific. This is about the beauty of difference, the heritage of curiosity. Lisboa Mistura has always been concerned with the humanism in the metapolitical construction, with cultural activity that precedes organizational thinking.
Therefore the 10th edition of Lisboa Mistura also includes lectures, conferences and encounters in its programmation to highlight and feel the social vibe, along with music and gastronomy.
But more than that Lisboa Mistura is also a moment to feel the joy of living side by side and get to know each other, celebrating the beauty of variety and resisting the assimilation and annihilation of differences.
Artists from all over the world, chefs, thinkers, cultural embassadors presenting a variety of geographical backgrounds, emerging talents from the outskirts of Lisbon showcasing their dreams, people being curious, happy or sad and – Lisboetas. Lisboeta, in this sense being everybody that Lisbon receives as one of its own and makes them feel at home.
Artistic Director Lisboa Mistura