Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Our events suggestions for 2009 !

Our event ssuggestions for 2009!

Our suggested highlights for your pleasure at Praia da Rocha and nearby!

Note: this is only a sample of the many activities likely to be found each month.
Visit and subscribe to our blog for confirmation and to learn of new suggestions !


December

Christmas lights & Tree ushers in the Festive Season in Portimão

Portimão’s Amateur Fado Competition

Portimão’s municipal holiday musical celebrations

Xmas concerts at various venues

Praia da Rocha, Algarve, gives you the most scenic and fun New Year’s Eve!

Visit and subscribe to our blog for confirmation of all our suggestions!

Enjoy the Algarve! There is more to it than ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’!

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Friday, 26 December 2008

Suggestion for New Year’s Eve: A great meal at Casa da Rocha Restaurant with a fantastic sea view of the spectacular firework display

A romantic venue for an end of the year meal or a place to enjoy a great family meal with a spectacular view of the end of the year firework display at Praia da Rocha.

Wednesday 31st December 2008

Casa da Rocha Restaurant will serve dinner in 2 sittings:

1st sitting is from 18.45PM to 21.45PM.
The 2nd sitting is from 10PM and will include a free bottle of bubbly!

Reservations can be made via Tel. 00 351282 419 674.
A €15 is required per person to secure a seat.


Couvert: €2.60
Soups: €3.90 to €6.80
Starters: €8.50€ to €14.80
Main courses (fish or meat): €18.50 to €23.50
Desserts: €2 to €7.80

Casa da Rocha Restaurant is at the west end of Praia da Rocha close to the Jardins da Rocha building at Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Algarve.

Location:

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Have an excellent time!

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Friday, 19 December 2008

Time for Spectacular End of the Year celebrations at Praia da Rocha, Portimão & Alvor, Algarve!

Have a spectacular time at Praia da Rocha, Portimão and Alvor!

31st of December, Programme

Portimão Riverside
18:00 PM / Just girls – Portuguese Band
22:30 PM / Les Farfadais - Acrobatics and Music from France
23:44PM / Spectacular Firework display !
Midnight / Canta Bahia – Brazilian Band

Alvor Riverside
22:30 PM / NBAND – Music Band
23:44PM / Spectacular Firework display !
Midnight / Amerika Libre - Latin American Music

Praia da Rocha Marina & Beach
23:44 / Mega Spectacular Firework display in fantastic beach!

The fireworks are accompanied by classic music.

Algarve at it’s best! Have a great time! We’ll be surprised if you don’t!

Happy Christmas and a Wondeful 2009 to all our readers!

Links:

Just Girls - Entre o Sonho e a Ilusão (youtube)


Les Farfadais – Official website


Les Farfadais – on youtube

amerikalibre – Salsa Band


Canta Bahia - Morango do Nordeste (youtube)

Canta Bahia - Docel Mel (youtube)


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2008 Xmas Concerts in Portimão, Alvor and Mexilhoeira Grande

Relax in the Algarve attending Xmas Concerts!
Saturday 20th December, 21:30 PM
Venue: Igreja Matriz de Portimão Church


Programme
Magnificat - Pergolesi
Magnificat - Bach
Orchestra of the Norte (Orquestra do Norte)
Ensemble Vocal Pró-Musica
Directed by: José Manuel Pinheiro

Sunday 21st December, 15:30 PM
Venue: Igreja Matriz de Alvor Church


Programme
Music for Xmas by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach & C.Frank
Orchestra of the Norte (Orquestra do Norte)

Sunday 21st December, 21:30 PM
Venue: Igreja Matriz da Mexilhoeira Grande Church - 21: 30PM
Programme
Messiah (Extratos), Handel
Orchestra of the Norte (Orquestra do Norte)


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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Fado Singer Camané, Jazz pianist Mário Laginha & Orchestra of the Algarve in Portimão


Camané sings "Sei de um Rio"

Camané, is one of the highest acclaimed of the ‘new fadistas’.
He is currently on tour and presenting his most recent and excellent work: ‘Sempre de Mim’ (Always from Me)

This time he is joined by the jazz pianist and composer Mario Laginha and the Orchestra of the Algarve.

The show will cover the work of the fado singer from his first album in 1995 (Uma noite de Fados) up to his most recent work.

Sempre de Mim heralds the return of the fadista after a 7 year period. The work with 16 tracks was launched last April and climbed rapidly to the top of the Portuguese charts: a rare occurrence for a Fado album.

Camané will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Algarve conducted by Cesário Costa and the music will be arranged by Mario Laginha.

The concerts are repeated on 2 dates at the recently inaugurated TEMPO Theatre
Sunday 14th December & Monday 15th December, 21.30 PM

Location: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).
Address: Largo 1º Dezembro, 8500-538 Portimão, Phone: (+351) 961 579 917


Tickets: Special TEMPO inauguration price of 5€
From the box office: 14PM to 21:30PM

Links & Notes:

'Camané is widely accepted as one of the most impressive and representative male voices of the new generation of Fado male singers. "The greatest fadista since Amalia Rodrigues and Maria da Fe," is how British biographer David Bret, an expert of the medium, describes him. '(Wikipedia)

Camané (myspace)


Camané sings Ciúmes da Saudade (Youtube)


Mario Laginha (wikipedia)

Mario Laginha (myspace)

Orchestra of the Algarve

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

12th December: Municipal holiday celebrations continue in Portimão

Another chance to see the acts that were on show yesterday!

Friday 12th December, from 15.30PM

Programme

18:30 PM Companhia Carabosse (France)The heat and light from fire arrives at TEMPO - Teatro Municipal de Portimão and nearby area.Location: Largo 1º de Dezembro e Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes

21:00 PM Olivier Roustan (France) The French funambulist (rope-walker) will walk in the clouds as he crosses the gardens of the Jardim 1º de Dezembro to the roof of TEMPO accompanied by the sounds of Fanfarra Mazalda.
Location: Largo 1º de Dezembro

21:30 PM Companhia 111 & Phill Soltanoff -PLANO B (France) A show that mixes the theatre and circus, acrobatics, music and video, the humour and balance: all to challenge the force of gravity!
Location: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).

Address: Largo 1º Dezembro, 8500-538 Portimão, Phone: (+351) 282 480 496

Tickets: Free of charge

Links & Notes:
Portimão’s municipal holiday is on December 11th (Wikipedia)


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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

11th December: Portimão’s municipal holiday musical celebrations

Portimão’s special day is celebrated with a number of musical activities.

Thursday 11th December, from 15.30PM

Programme

15:30 PM Inauguration of TEMPO - TEATRO MUNICIPAL DE PORTIMÃO with music from Fanfarra Mazalda (Françe), Kumpania Algazarra & Banda Filarmónica Portimonense (Portugal).
Location: Largo 1º de Dezembro e Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes

16:30 PM Olivier Roustan (Françe) The French funambulist (rope-walker) will walk in the clouds as he crosses the gardens of the Jardim 1º de Dezembro to the roof of TEMPO accompanied by the music of Fanfarra Mazalda.
Location: Largo 1º de Dezembro

18:30 PM Companhia Carabosse – (Françe) The heat and light from fire arrives at TEMPO - Teatro Municipal de Portimão and nearby area.
Location: Largo 1º de Dezembro e Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes

21:00 PM Olivier Roustan (Françe) The French funambulist (rope-walker) will walk in the clouds as he crosses the gardens of the Jardim 1º de Dezembro to the roof of TEMPO accompanied by the sounds of Fanfarra Mazalda.
Location: Largo 1º de Dezembro

21:30 PM Companhia 111 & Phill Soltanoff -PLANO B (Françe) A show that mixes the theatre and circus, acrobatics, music and video, the humour and balance: all to challenge the force of gravity!
Location: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).
Address: Largo 1º Dezembro, 8500-538 Portimão, Phone: (+351) 282 480 496
Tickets: Free of charge but booking of tickets required

Links & Notes:

Portimão’s municipal holiday is on December 11th (Wikipedia)


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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Portimão’s Amateur Fado Competition Finale with Special Guest: Joanna Amendoeira

What does it take to sing Fado? Could you sing Fado?

In the final heat of the amateur fado competition hear amateurs from nearby Figueira, Alvor and other surrounding areas of Portimão.

The finalist will win € 750, runner up € 500 and the third placed singer will win € 250.

Moreover, at the final you will have the opportunity to hear the professional young fadista: Joanna amendoeira.

A very Portuguese and entertaining show!

Saturday 13th December, 17.00PM

Venue: The final takes place in the state-of-the-art municipal theatre of Portimão

(known as TEMPO, TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).
Address:
Largo 1º Dezembro
8500-538 Portimão
Phone:
(+351) 282 480 496

Links & Notes:
‘Fado (translated as destiny or fate) is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. It is characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor.’ (Wikipedia)


Joana Amendoeira (my space)
Joana Amendoeira blogspot

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Sunday, 7 December 2008

Xmas Concert with Luis Represas at Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium

Luís Represas, a beautiful sweet voice and an influential popular singer will be in concert at Portimão’s municipal auditorium.

In this concert he will sing some of his well known hits as well as new songs such as ‘Sagres’ and ‘Entre mim’ from his new CD “Olhos nos olhos”.

Saturday 13th December, 9.30PM
Venue: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium

Tickets: €10 & €15.

Tickets are on sale at the box office of Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium - Monday to Friday from 2PM to 7.30PM & from 10 AM on the day of the concert.

Location: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium is excellent for musical events and is located in the centre of town (Avenida Miguel Bombarda; near Portimão’s main tourist office). It’s easily accessible from Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Monchique, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Armação de Pêra and Lagos.



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Links & Notes:

It was in 1976 that Trovante one of the most influential Portuguese bands was founded by Luis Represas, João Gil, Artur Costa and Manuel Faria.
In 1992, after successful collaborations with Sérgio Godinho, José Afonso and others, Trovante broke up and Luis Represas started his solo career.

Since then he has had successful career often collaborating with national artists such as Bernardo Sassetti and international artists such as Brazilian singer Simone

Luis Represas Official Website

Luis Represas sings ‘Sagres’

Luís Represas - Feiticeira (Official Videoclip)


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Friday, 5 December 2008

Weekend of Choral Group Concerts in Portimão & Mexilhoeira Grande and Alvor


Relaxing choral group concerts are taking place in churches as part of Portimão’s municipal holiday celebrations.

Saturday, 6th December, 9.30PM
Choral Concert by Choral Group “Giuseppe Savani”
Venue: Parish Church of Mexilhoeira Grande
Location: Mexilhoeira Grande

Saturday, 6th December, 9.30PM
Choral Concert by Choral Group from Portela
Venue: Parish Church of Alvor
Location: Alvor


Sunday, 7th December, 4.00PM
Choral Concert by:
Choral Group Adágio
Choral Group Câmara do Adágio
Children’s Choral Group Adágio
Choral Group from Portela
Choral Group “Giuseppe Savani” di Carpi
Venue: Igreja do Colégio Church
Location: Alameda da Praça da República, Portimão (Google Maps)

Note: Igreja do Colégio is a magnificent-looking and recently renovated church in the centre of Portimão.

Links & Notes:
A choir, chorale, or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. (Wikipedia)

Corale “Giuseppe Savani” web site

Portimão’s municipal holiday is on December 11th (Wikipedia)


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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Concert with Wind Quintet Sopros Avent-Garde Friday 5th December at Igreja do Colégio Church

As part of Portimão's municipal holiday celebrations enjoy the soothing music of the Avent-Garde wind quintet.

The Quinteto Avent-Garde owes its name to a play of the words vanguard and wind instruments and ‘intends to adhere modestly to the vanguard concept’.

Friday 5th December, 9.30PM
Venue: Igreja do Colégio


Note: Igreja do Colégio is a magnificently-looking and recently renovated church in the centre of Portimão.

Location: Alameda da Praça da República, Portimão

Links & Notes:
‘Created in Lisbon in 2002 by five young Portuguese musicians, the Quinteto Avent-garde originated at the chamber music class of the Superior School of Music in Lisbon’ (by Quinteto Avent-garde in my space)

Quinteto Avent-garde (my space)

Quinteto Avent-garde plays Briccialdi (youtube)

Portimão in Wikipedia

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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Praia da Rocha, Algarve, gives you the most scenic and fun New Year’s Eve!

Have you chosen where you want to be at midnight on 31st December 2008?

Praia da Rocha offers stunning viewpoints of the beach during the day and is the perfect venue for the impressive fireworks and music events taking place during New Year’s Eve!

The fireworks spectacular is accompanied by classic music can also be seen from Portimão’s & Alvor’s Riverside area.

Music events take place through out the night to keep you dancing and in the right atmosphere to face the New Year. All free of charge!

Bring the bubbly! We’ll see you there!

More information to follow as we find out specific details on the cultural events available on the night.

Links & notes:

Praia da Rocha had one of the most sunning fireworks display in the Algarve and, some claimed, the most stunning display last year!

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What’s On in the Algarve in December 2008

Christmas concerts, Amateur Fado Competition, Jazz Concerts, Ballet, Photography, Painting and Islamic Art Exhibitions, Xmas Nativity scenes and Father Xmas processions, Capoeira and many other sports activities are all part of the magic of Xmas in the Algarve.

In the run up to the New Year enjoy great nights of entertainment with fireworks and great sounds from national and international musicians!

That’s the Algarve for you! A great place for your entertainment and with great beaches as background!

Obtain this brochure in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices in the Algarve or you can download it from here:


There is more to the Algarve than ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’!

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Saturday, 29 November 2008

World Aids Day in Portimão: Solidarity Concert and Dance Party mark day of Fight Against Aids

The fight against Aids in Portimão is marked by a solidarity concert at the Municipal Auditorium with the Algarvian Rock band Iris, as well as Nuno Guerreiro and the Portuguese stand up comedian Nilton.

The proceeds of the solidarity concert will go to the charity organisation MAPS (Movimento de Apoio à Problemática da Sida)

Sunday 30th November, 9.30PM
Venue: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium


Tickets: €5
Children (7 to 12): €3
Children up to 6 years old: free

Tickets are on sale at the box office of Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium from 2PM until the time of the concert.

Locaton: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium is excellent for musical events and is located in the centre of town (Avenida Miguel Bombarda; near Portimão’s main tourist office). It’s easily accessible from Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Monchique, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Armação de Pêra and Lagos.


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The party continues with a Dance Party (Wonderful world) organised by Sasha Beach with the DJs de Pete Tha Zouk, King Bizz, Sérgio Delgado, Henri Josh e Deelight

Sunday 30th November, 11PM
Venue: Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão


Tickets: €10 (includes a free drink)

Tickets can be bought at Portimão Arena.
Location: Portimão Arena is an excellent exhibition centre easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area.
Links & Notes:
‘World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people[citation needed], with an estimated 33.2 million people living with HIV, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 3.1 million (between 2.8 and 3.6 million) lives in 2005, of which more than half a million (570,000) were children.’ (Wikipedia)

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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas Lights & Tree Ushers in Festive Season in Portimão - Algarve

Streets in towns throughout the Algarve have been decorated with thousands of Christmas lights in preparation for the Festive Season.


Christmas street decorations are taken seriously and make locals proud. National and international visitors are left in awe with the effort made to have the best decorations in exhibit.

This makes the Algarve a pleasure to visit at this time and gives true meaning to the expression: ‘Lighten up: it’s Christmas!’

Excellent weather and beautiful beaches during the day and pretty decorated streets at night!

In Portimão some 40 streets and squares have been decorated and, as with last year an impressive 25 metre Christmas tree can be appreciated in Alameda Square – Praça da República. The decorations remain in place until around the 7th January.

In the run up to Christmas many will enjoy Christmas Carols and Concerts whilst the young ones will be entertained with a temporary ice rink & ramp and artificial snow machines. There will also be a life-size nativity scene as well as a Father Christmas parade accompanied by plenty of musical entertainment!

Location: Alameda da Praça da República, Portimão
Google Map

Update: On Saturday 6th December watch thousands of young Father Xmas and their parents at the Father Xmas Parade. From 3PM @ Alameda da Praça da República, Portimão. These will be accompanied by street entertainers & clowns, balloons, DJ and plenty fun musical sounds. Join the Xmas Party! All you need is a Xmas hat (provided)!

The parade will pass by the Praça 1º de Maio square where you will be able to enjoy the life-size nativity scene.

Visit this blog for further details on cutlural activities in the coming weeks and months.

Seasons Greeting’s to the visitors of our blog and guests at Algarve Holiday Studio!

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Sunday, 16 November 2008

‘Memory box’ at Portimão’s Municipal Museum: An exhibition that pays tribute to cod fishermen of yesteryear

Some 20 000 photos and records of crew members of cod trawlers and officials that were involved in this activity between 1935 and 1974 have been collected.

In this exhibit and tribute to those involved in this harsh activity, fishermen from Portimão, Alvor, Ferragudo, Lagos, Vila do Bispo, Sagres, Aljezur, Monchique and Silves can be identified.

Until 1st February 2009
Tuesday from 2.30PM until 6PM; Wednesday to Sunday from 10AM to 6PM
Entrance is Free of Charge


Venue: Portimão Museum, Rua D. Carlos I, 8500 - 607 Portimão Tel. (+351) 282 412 238



Location Map:

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Links & Notes:

The Museum of Portimão is a modern museum with a focus on the fishing industry and others associated with it. This is particularly appropriate since the fishing industry was once the main activity of Portimão and other similar towns throughout the Algarve.
Located in the pretty and relaxing Riverside area of the city; the museum is well worth a visit!

Atlantic cod (Wikipedia)

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Saturday, 8 November 2008

St. Martin’s Fair in Portimão: An exceptional Fair that dates back to 1662!


One of the most important Fairs in the annual calendar is now open until Sunday 16th November.

It’s a traditional fair dating back to 1662 during the reign of King Afonso VI of Portugal (The Victorious) . The fair was created to celebrate St. Martin's Day (November 11).

At the Fair (Feira) you find entertainment for people of all ages !

You will find exhibit stands of different industries, food products, bric-a-brac, metalwork, porcelain, utensils made of copper, clothes and shoes, quilts and many others.

Foodwise expect to sample the traditional roasted chestnuts, the fried-dough pastry ‘farturas’ (known also as churros in Spain and other countries), grilled octopus, popcorn and lots of other foods at the restaurants present at the Fair.



9th - 15th November, 10AM to Midnight
Sunday 16th November 10AM to 23PM

Location: Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão
Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão is easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area.

Location Map:

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Links & Notes:

St. Martin started out as a Roman soldier who is understood to have been a kind man.

The most famous legend of his life is that he cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of cold.

Throughout Portugal, St. Martin's Day is celebrated by eating roast chestnuts and drinking sweet wines (Jeropiga)

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Friday, 7 November 2008

Predicted weather at Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Algarve next week – Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th November, 2008








Praia da Rocha : More than 300 days of sunshine every year!



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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Sports car racing takes off at Algarve Motor Park, Portimão! Spanish GT Championship, 7- 9 November

Following the success of the SuperBike racing competition at the Algarve Motor Park (including the guest appearance of Michael Schumacher) it is now time to move over to cars with the Spanish GT Championship: Campeonato de España de GT !

Friday 7th November to Sunday 9th November 2008
Venue: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal


Programme details:
http://www.gtsport.es/index.asp?pagina=gt-spain&lang=en

Tickets from €15 (3 day event or 1 day event)
Tickets can be bought here: http://trackshop.autodromodoalgarve.com/default.aspx


Location: The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is located near the city of Portimão, in Sítio do Escampadinho in the parish of Mexilhoeira Grande. This is about 4.5 kilometres north of the Algarve motorway (A22), with a direct road link via the motorway exit at Mexilhoeira Grande.
The cities of Portimão and Lagos are a 10-minute drive away.

Notes and Links:

‘The Spanish GT Championship (Campeonato de España de GT) is a Spanish auto racing series founded in 1999 and organised by the GT Sport Organización. The series runs multiple classes of grand tourer cars in events around Spain and Portugal.’

‘For racing events, Spanish GT has changed very little since its inception. Each event consists of two races of equal distance, one run on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Each race has its own qualifying session to determine the grid. The races both count towards the points championship, effectively doubling the series schedule.’ (Wikipedia)


‘The 2-hours race in Portimão on 9 November will be another historic event (after the inauguration of the Valencia Street Circuit last July), as this will be the very first international race in the superb new facility built in the Algarve.’ http://www.gtsport.es/index.asp?pagina=gt-spain&lang=en

Spanish GT Sport official Website

‘Michael Schumacher ((born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula One driver, seven-time world champion, and current advisor and occasional test driver for Ferrari. According to the official Formula One website, he is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen". (Wikipedia)

Official site of the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Algarve Motor Park)


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Monday, 3 November 2008

‘Visions of the South’ 1st Portimão International Film Festival

The 1st Portimão International Film Festival is showing different types of films (fiction, documentaries and animation), with travelling and journeys as a central theme.

The Festival is also inspired by Manuel Teixeira Gomes, politician and writer from Portimão, that travelled widely in the South of Europe and North of Africa in search of different cultures.

13 films are being exhibited over 5 days.

Venue: Museu de Portimão
Portimão Riverside, Rua D. Carlos I, 8500 - 607 Portimão
Tel. (+351) 282 412 238

Programme:

Tuesday 4th Nov.
21h30 O ADEUS À BRISA, Possidónio Cachapa, documentary, Portugal, 2008, 52 min

Wednesday 5th Nov.
19h00 JELLYFISH, Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen, fiction, Israel, 2007, 75 min
21h30 VOYAGE IN G MAJOR, Georgi Lazarevski, documentary, France, 2006, 54 min
AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET, Julie Moggan, documentary, UK, 2006, 60 min

Thursday 6th Nov.
19h00 MY MARLON AND BRANDO, fiction, Turkey/Holland/UK, 2008, 92 min
21h30 WWW-WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, Faouzi Bensaidi, fiction, Morocco /France/Germany, 99 min

Friday 7th Nov.
19h00 YO, Rafa Cortés,fiction, Spain, 2007, 98 min
21h30 TAXI WALA, Lola Frederich, fiction, Spain, 2007, 98 min
OFFSIDE, Jafar PAnahi, fiction.Iran, 2006, 99 min

Saturday 8th Nov.
16h00 NA ARMY OF ANTS, Wissam Charaf, fiction, France, 2007, 23 min
SOUS LES BOMBES, Philippe Aractingi, fiction., France/Lebanon, 2007, 98 min
19h00 BAB SEBTA, Frederico Lobo. Pedro Pinho, documentary., Portugal, 2008,90 min
21h30 THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING, Marwan Hamed, fiction.,Egipt, 2006, 165min

Ticket prices: €2 per film session; €3 for 2 sessions; €12 for all film sessions


Links & Notes

Details of films and film-makers.

'Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portimão, May 27, 1862 - Bougie, October 18, 1941) was a Portuguese political figure. He served as the president of Portugal between 5 October 1923 and 11 December 1925.' (Wikipedia)


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Sunday, 2 November 2008

What’s On in the Algarve in November 2008


An International Film Festival, Portuguese popular music, Classical music, Fado, Cabaret-style dance shows, Golf, Car racing and, of course, St. Martin Day celebrations are the hallmarks of this November!

Lots of cultural and sports activities in the ideal place to relax and unwind: That’s the Algarve for you!




A great place to visit anytime of the Year!

Obtain this brochure in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices in the Algarve or you can download it from here:

What’s On in the Algarve in November 2008



There is more to the Algarve than ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’!

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Saturday, 1 November 2008

Concert of Bells and Cantata at Igreja do Colégio, Portimão

Church Concert Today, Saturday 1st of November 2008 at 21:30PM in the magnificent and recently renovated Igreja do Colégio, part of the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Baptist Church of Portimão.

An opportunity to hear the Bells Orchestra of the Association of the Baptist Church of the North of Portugal. This orchestra from Oporto consist of 12 elements playing 36 hand bells and is unique in Portugal. The programme will include church music, classical and popular pieces accompanied by the Choral Group of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Cedofeita (Oporto).

Location: Alameda da Praça da República, Portimão

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Portuguese handicrafts in exhibition at Portimão’s Continente Shopping Centre

Beautiful handicrafts made by craftsmen from Monchique, Lagoa, Ferragudo, Albufeira, Estômbar, Porches & Portimão will be on display at Portimão’s Continente Shopping Centre

The exhibition is organised by the Association of Artisans of the Algarve, a not-for-profit organisation based in Lagoa whose aim is to promote handicrafts made in the South of Portugal.

Daily 1st to 3oth November 2008,
10AM to 11PM daily (Fridays and Saturdays till Midnight)
Venue: Continente Shopping Centre, Quinta da Malata, 8500 Portimão, Portugal



Location:
Links
Associação dos Artesãos do Algarve (in Portuguese)

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Subaqua photographic exhibition at the Museum of Portimão – until 26th October 2008

Don’t miss the chance to appreciate the beauty of the subaquatic Portuguese seaworld, including that around Portimão as photographed by 20 of the best subaqua photographers.

30 of the photographs have been specially selected for this exhibition.

Videos of shipwrecks will also be on exhibit.



Both at the awe-inspiring Portimão Museum.

Daily until 26th October 2008, 10AM to 18PM
Venue: Portimão Museum, Rua D. Carlos I, 8500 - 607 Portimão
Tel. (+351) 282 412 238

Ticket prices: Free of charge


Links & Notes:

‘Scuba diving is swimming underwater, or taking part in another activity, while using a scuba set. By carrying a source of breathing gas (usually compressed air), the scuba diver is able to stay underwater longer than with the simple breath-holding techniques used in snorkelling and free-diving, and is not hindered by air lines to a remote air source. The scuba diver typically swims underwater by using fins attached to the feet’. (Wikipedia)


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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

'Olhar Picasso' - Picasso and 20th century Portuguese Art at Galeria Arade, Portimão


Only a few days left to see this amazing exhibition that includes 19 original paintings, ceramics, lithographs and drawings from one of the founders of Cubism as well as some photographs that capture special intimate moments of the artist: Picasso.

There are also some 100 exhibits of art works by portuguese artists influenced by the art of Picasso: Almada Negreiros, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Santa-Rita Pintor, Júlio Pomar, Júlio Resende e Mário Cesariny.

Born in Málaga, Spain, in 1881, Pablo Picasso lived until the age of 92. Part of his life has been captured by the photographer Lee Miller (wife of Roland Penrose, Picasso’s biographer), whose exhibits you can see for the first time in Portugal with photos taken of Picasso between 1936 and 1970. These photos have been shown recently at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

Daily Until 19th October 2008, 10AM to 18PM
Venue: Galeria do Arade - Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão


Ticket prices: €5

Location: Galeria Arade easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area. Location (Google Maps)


Links & Notes:

'Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was an Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. As one of the most recognized figures in twentieth-century art, he is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, Guernica (1937)'. (Wikipedia)
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Monday, 13 October 2008

Rossini, Verdi, & Bizet Classic Operas in Portimão


Do you like Opera? If yes do not miss the classics in Portimão. Prepare for a most enjoyable evening of classic entertainment.

Opening Gala Night with excerpts from Rossini, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Puccini, Cilea, Verdi, & Giménez.
Singers: Fernando Guimarães, Maria Luisa de Freitas, Bruno Pereira, Ana Paula Russo, Constantin Nica, Giovanna Lanza, Ruben Amoretti
Musical director: José Ferreira Lobo.
Duration: 1h 15 min.
Tuesday: 14th October 2008

The Barber of Seville, Rossini
Staging director: Giulio Ciabati
Musical director: José Ferreira Lobo
Cast & Singers:
Figaro: Luís Rodrigues
Count of Almaviva: Fernando Guimarães
Dr Bártolo: José Corvelo
Rosina: Ana Paula Russo
Don Basílio: Ruben Amoretti
Fiorello: Rui Silva
Choir of the Orchestra of the North
Ensemble Cant’Art; Amalgama Dance Company
Duration: 2h 10min
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th October 2008


Oratory ‘ LLanto por Ignacio Sanchez Mejias’ by Maurice Ohana
Merges music with the rhythm of the verse and bullfighting.
Musical director: José Ferreira Lobo
Singers: José de Oliveira Lopes
Choir of the Orchestra of the North; Amalgama Dance Company
Duration: 1h 20min
Note: Start time is 10PM
Tuesday: 21st October 2008

Aida, Verdi (concert version)
Musical director: José Ferreira Lobo
Cast & Singers:
Aida: Alexandra Wilson
Radames: Constantin Nica
Amneris: Maria Luisa de Freitas
Amonasro: Luís Rodrigues
Ramfis: Rubén Amoretti
Pharaoh: Bruno Pereira
Priestess:Carla Simões
Messenger: Carlos Courech
Choir of the Orchestra of the North
Ensemble Cant’Art
Duration: 2h 20min
Friday: 24th October 2008

Carmen, Bizet

Musical director: José Ferreira Lobo
Cast & Singers:
Carmen: Giovanna Lanzo
Don José: Constantin Nica
Escamillo: Luís Rodrigues
Micaela: Elvira Ferreira
Frasquita: Rosalva Mancilla
Mercedes: Sara Estrada
Dancaire: Rodolfo Garay
Remendado: Helder Bento
Zuniga: Bruno Pereira
Morales: Edgar Gil
Choir of the Orchestra of the North
Adágio Choral Group ; Ensemble Cant’Art ; Amalgama Dance Company
Duration: 2h 15min
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October 2008


Shows start at 9.30PM

Venue: Portimão Municipal Auditorium


Ticket prices: €15
Combined ticket for all shows at €60
{Suitable for children aged 8 & 12 (Carmen) and above}

Tickets on sale at Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium (Avenida Miguel Bombarda, 8500-508 Portimão, box office open during weekdays from 2PM to 8.0PM); extended opening hours on show days (10AM till the start of the show).


Location: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium is excellent for musical events and is located in the centre of the city at Avenida Miguel Bombarda, near Portimão’s main tourist office. Easily accessible from Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Armação de Pêra and Lagos.

Links & Notes:

Details from Portimão Local Council (in Portuguese)

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868) was a popular Italian composer who created 39 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. His best known works include Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), La Cenerentola and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). (Wikipedia)

The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini. The overture, first written for Aureliano in Palmira, is a famous example of Rossini’s characteristic Italian style. (Wikipedia)

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (pronounced [dʒuˈzɛpːe ˈverdi] in Italian; October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of Italian opera in the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, and "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata. Although his work was sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and having a tendency toward melodrama, Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition. (Wikipedia)

Aida (sometimes spelled Aïda, IPA: [əɪˈiːdə], from Arabic: عايدة [ˈʕaːjdah]) an Arabic female name meaning "visitor" or "returning"; a Swahili, female name meaning "reward") is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. (Wikipedia)


Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (June 6, 1891, Seville—August 13, 1934, Madrid) was a Spanish bullfighter, one of the greatest in history. He was also a writer. He enjoyed enormous popularity. (Wikipedia)

Georges Bizet was a French composer and pianist of the Romantic era. He is best known for the opera Carmen. (Wikipedia)

Carmen is a French opéra comique by Georges Bizet. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, first published in 1845, itself influenced by the narrative poem ‘The Gypsies’ (1824) by Pushkin. (Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

What’s On in the Algarve in October 2008

It’s not as hot as during the Summer months but the Sun keeps on shinning in the Algarve!

Enjoy the golf, the motorbike races at the new Algarve Motor Park, the music concerts, the nights at the opera, the exhibition celebrating Picasso, game fishing, the global yacht ocean race and much more!

You’ll find this brochure in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices in the Algarve or you can download it from here:

Guide to What's On in October 2008

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Saturday, 20 September 2008

World Superbike Championship at new Algarve Motor Park, Portimão, 31st October-2nd November 2008

The best and most modern circuit in Europe opens to hold the World Superbike Championship (also known as the SBK), Superstock 1000, Superstock 600 and Suzuki GSX R European Cup.
Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November 2008
Venue: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal


Programme details: http://trackshopimagesrep.autodromodoalgarve.com/Ev633540485768125000/PORTIMAO%20EVENT%20SCHEDULE.pdf

Tickets from €25 (3 day event) or €20 (Sunday only)
Ticket special offer (until 8th October): 3 tickets for the price of 2!
Tickets can be bought here: http://trackshop.autodromodoalgarve.com/SelectTickets.aspx

Location: The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is located near the city of Portimão, in Sítio do Escampadinho in the parish of Mexilhoeira Grande. This is about 4.5 kilometres north of the Algarve motorway (A22), with a direct road link via the motorway exit at Mexilhoeira Grande.
The cities of Portimão and Lagos are a 10-minute drive away.

Notes and Links:

‘Super bikes are large displacement super sport bikes. They have characteristics similar to the smaller super sport bikes which are mainly focused on race track performance, but are powered by larger engines that are usually sized around 800 cc (48.8 cu in) to 1,200 cc (73.2 cu in). A typical super bike will carry a wet weight between 400 lb (181 kg) to 480 lb (218 kg) and can produce 180 bhp (134 kW). Super bikes with a displacement very close to 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in) are sometimes referred to as liter bikes as the engine displaces approximately one liter. Motorcycles in this class are usually eligible to participate in Superbike racing.
Examples include the Ducati 1098, Honda CBR1000RR, and Yamaha YZF-R1.’ (Wikipedia)

‘Superbike World Championship (also known as SBK) is the premier worldwide Superbike racing Championship. The championship was founded in 1988. The Superbike World Championship season consists of a series of rounds held on permanent racing facilities. Each round has 2 races and the results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.’

‘The World Superbike Championship (SBK) is recognised worldwide for the extreme competitiveness of every race. The bikes that are used on the track are built on the basis of commercially available models rather than from prototypes, which makes the championship a thrilling competition for bike enthusiasts.’ (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Superbikes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superbike_racing

Portimão is 40 minutes away from Faro International Airport and is expected to become a regular motorcycle venue, as well as a popular destination for testing Formula 1 teams. Portugal has not hosted a World Superbike event since Estoril did back in 1993.

Official site of the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Algarve Motor Park): www.autodromodoalgarve.com

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

4 Day International Horse Jumping Competition in Portimão (Centro Hípico de Belmonte)



Lots of different prizes during this 4 day international event!

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21 September 2008
Venue: Centro Hípico de Belmonte, Poço Seco, Portimão, Portugal


Saturday 20th, 4PM : Amazon Prize

Sunday 21st, 3PM City of Portimão Prize

Entrance: free of charge (from 10AM)

Belmonte is in the outskirts of Portimão (google map) follow the directions for Poço Seco.


Programme:

For further details:
Tel./Fax: +351 282476020
Mobile: +351 962606317 or +351 918955140
e-mail: geral@centrohipicobelmonte.com


Note: Centro Hípico de Belmonte holds regularly international jumping competitions that are often televised by Portuguese TV.

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Sunday, 14 September 2008

Monchique tradition calls for midnight bathing at Praia do Vau!

Join the fun at Praia do Vau (between Praia da Rocha and Alvor) or meet in Monchique for the annual ‘banho 29’.

Watch this tradition with people dressed in old costumes enjoying their packed meals and cooked chouriço before a quick dip in the sea!

Sunday 28th September 2008
Meet at 8PM at the departure point: heliport in Monchique or go to the arrival point: Praia do Vau late at night.

Praia do Vau

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Links & Notes:

In times gone by families from the mountains would take their animals and food down to the beaches of the Algarve for a swim and a bath. This bathing session took place on the 29th of September (St. Michaels day) and would be ’worth 9’. It would also serve to cure people and animals of many illnesses!

According to tradition the trip would involve drinking the vodka-like ‘aguardente de medronho*’ to warm the soul, of course.

*Medronho is the fruit from the strawberry tree and this type of aguardente is traditionally made in the Monchique area.

Festa do banho 29 (Wikipedia in Portuguese)

Banho do Vinte Nove (YouTube)

O Parente da Refóias (in Portuguese)

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

The sultans of dance – Fire of Anatolia - are coming to Portimão! Not to be missed!

Turkish musical and spectacular dance show comes to Portimão Arena. Prepare for an amazing show!

Joe Cocker has described it as “one of the best, most energetic, and dynamic shows I have seen in recent times”. Not to be missed!

Friday 19th September 2008, 10PM
Venue: Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão

Ticket prices: €12.50

Tickets on sale at Portimão’s municipal Auditorium (Avenida Miguel Bombarda, 8500-508 Portimão, box office open during weekdays from 2PM to 8.30PM); also Portimão Arena box office on the day of the show (open from 6PM). 40% discount for children (up to 10 years of age)

Location: Portimão Arena is an excellent exhibition centre easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area. Location (Google Maps)

Links & Notes:

‘The Fire of Anatolia or Anadolu Ateşi is a Turkish dance group consisting of 120 dancers, several choreographers and other technical staff. The group has performed in more than 40 countries from the USA to China and Japan, in front of an audience of approximately 6 million people altogether. Fire of Anatolia holds two Guinness records, one for fastest dance performance with 241 steps per minute and another for largest audience, 400 000 people in Ereğli, in the Black Sea region of the country. The head of the group is Mustafa Erdoğan. (Wikipedia)

Official website



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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

New technologies and gaming at Portimão Arena: FuturTech 3



FuturTech 3 is a gamers paradise: A mixture of new technologies exhibition and an event for advanced users to enjoy multiplayer computer games competitions (e.g. LAN Party). New enthusiasts can try out and learn about all sorts of digital entertainment games and gadgets.


Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th of September
Venue: Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão




Note: The Prize ceremony on Saturday 13th will be followed by a party at Katedral, the discotheque at Praia da Rocha.
The entry cost for all participants at Katedral is 5€ and includes a free drink.


Location: Portimão Arena is an excellent exhibition centre easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area. (Google Maps location)

Links & Notes:


Official website

Trailer

‘A LAN party is a temporary, sometimes spontaneous, gathering of people together with their computers, which they network together primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer computer games. These local area networks (LANs) come in various sizes, from very small (two people) to very large (more than 10,000 people)’. (Wikipedia)

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Sunday, 31 August 2008

What’s On in the Algarve in September 2008

The Summer is not over in the Algarve !

Summer weather and lots to see and do is the hallmark of September in the Algarve.

Check out What’s On and enjoy the music, dance, art exhibitions, sport and much more!

You’ll find this brochure in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices in the Algarve or you can download it from here:

What’s On in September 2008 brochure

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Sunday, 17 August 2008

End August in style by attending FATACIL 2008, Lagoa, Algarve

Attend the Algarve’s most spectacular Fair covering handicraft’s, tourism, agriculture and Industry: Fatacil 2008 with a comprehensive line up of cultural and musical events!


Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st of August, from 4 PM (doors open) to 1AM
Venue: Fatasul, Lagoa, Algarve

Fatacil’s cultural events includes: Music Concerts by re-known Portuguese Bands, Portuguese Folk Dancing, Portuguese Horse Riding Shows and Displays, Children’s ‘Let’s play with clay’ workshop, Fado Evening, Dog shows, Table Football Competition, Algarve Wine Competition & Bullfighting.

Detailed Programme here

A major attraction at this fair is the variety of musical events as well as the opportunity to sample the region’s gastronomical delights!

Everyday is a special day at Fatacil! Could you be in a better place if you are in the Algarve between the 22nd and 31st of August?

Ticket prices: €5 (Family ticket for 4: €15); Children free of charge
Further details here

Fatacil is held at Fatasul in Lagoa (Showground for Fairs and Exhibitions; Parque Municipal de Feiras e Exposicões) and is within 20mins by car or taxi from Praia da Rocha & Portimão.



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Notes & links

‘FATACIL, the “Craft, Tourism, Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Fair of Lagoa,” occurs annually (since 1980) for 10 days in August in the Parque de Feiras e Exposições (Fair and Exhibition Grounds) of Lagoa (Algarve)’. (Wikipedia)

Evening Music Concerts (main stage; 22:30PM):

Friday 22nd August - Algarvian Rock Band: Íris + Orquestra
Saturday 23rd August – Ex-Trovante singer Luis Represas
Sunday 24th August – Portuguese Pop Duo: Anjos + Família Supertsar
Monday 25th August
– Portuguese Singer Jorge Palma
Tuesday 26th AugustTito Paris / Nancy Vieira – Lovely music from the Cape Verde islands
Wednesday 27th August – Tribute to Queen Band: Killer Queen
Thursday 28th August – Popular Portuguese singer: Pedro Abrunhosa
Friday 29th August – Popular Portuguese singer: Tony Carreira
Saturday 30th August – Popular Portuguese Band: Xutos & Pontapés
Sunday 31st August – Brazilian Singer Elba Ramalho


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Iris
Iris Official Website
Iris radio Iris sing: Oh mãe

Iris sing: Gaivota


Luis Represas
Luis Represas Official Website and songs/videos

Anjos
Anjos sing: Olhar - te Uma So Vez

Jorge Palma
Jorge Palma sings: Encosta-te a Mim
Jorge Palma sings: Escuridão


Nancy Vieira
Nancy Vieira Official Website

Nancy Vieira sings: Peca Sem Dor

Nancy Vieira sings: Manu


Tito Paris
Tito Paris in myspace


Killer Queen
Tribute to Queen band: Killer Queen Official Website

Pedro Abrunhosa
Pedro Abrunhosa in myspace
Pedro Abrunhosa sings ilumina-me

Tony Carreira
Tony Carreira Official Website
Tony Carreira sings: Tu levaste a minha vida

Xutos & Pontapés
Xutos & Pontapés Official Website
Xutos & Pontapés sing: Homem do Leme

Elba Ramalho
Elba Ramalho Official Website
Elba Ramalho sings: Chão de Giz

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