Don’t miss the upcoming performances of Carlos Martins’ latest release “Absence” as well as an exclusive masterclass with Carlos Martins and Carlos Barretto!
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
You might know already that Carlos Martins is not only an active musician, but also busy with various other projects as producer and artistic director – one of them is the intercultural festival “Lisboa Mistura” which this year returns for the 10th edition at the heart of Lisbon.
Besides a rich concert program with a variety of both emerging and well established musicians the festival includes workshops, debates on social issues as well as a culinary trip around the world!
For more info and the complete festival program go to http://www.sonsdalusofonia.com
Festa do Jazz 2015 kicks off tonight at 22h with a pre-opening concert and movie screening before continuing with 3 days and nights full of great concerts, masterclasses and – not to forget – the unique National Jazz School Contest with emerging artists from all over Portugal at the São Luiz Theatre!
Find the full programme here: http://sonsdalusofonia.com/files/20150313155015_6LGERE4RVO03TG35IQ2F.pdf
We had a great time playing at Hot Clube the last 2 nights… Thank you everyone who was there with us – those of you who missed it can find some footage in the video section soon!
Concerts start at 22:30h