Monday, 20 April 2009

25th April 2009 Celebrations: Portugal’s Freedom Day Celebrations in Portimão

Jose Afonso (Zéca) – an icon of the 25th of April Carnation Revolution!

Portimão celebrates Freedom Day (Dia da Liberdade) & the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974 with a number of events:

Friday 24th April 2009
10:00-14:30 Exhibition of Films referring to the events of 25th Abril 1974 by Maria de Medeiros & Júlio Bernardo

Location: Auditorium of the Municipal Museum of Portimão (Auditório do Museu Municipal de Portimão)

18:30 Launch of the book by Maria João Raminhos “Presos Políticos do Algarve em Angra do Heroísmo e Tarrafal” – Political prisoners of the Algarve in Angra do Heroísmo & Tarrafal

Location: Auditorium of the Municipal Museum of Portimão (Auditório do Museu Municipal de Portimão, Rua D. Carlos I, 8500 - 607 Portimão, Tel. (+351) 282 412 238

21:30 Concert with Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa
The Portuguese Chamber Orchestra plays Mozart’s 40th Symphony 40, and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.
Ticket prices: €15

Location: TEatro Municipal de POrtimão), Largo 1º Dezembro, 8500-538 Portimão, Phone: (+351) 282 480 496

Saturday 25th April 2009
09:00 Raising of the Flag

Music marches by the Sociedade Filarmónica Portimonense Band & the Band of the Fire Service of Portimão; Release of white doves

Location: Largo 1.º de Maio, 8500, Portimão

10:00 The Freedom Run – Athletics

Location: Riverside Area of Portimão

15:00 Street Music & Party

Clowns + Music by the Folk Group ‘Grupo de Cantares Tradicionais “Amigos da Figueira” + Concert with Band OS CORVOS e AL-Mouraria

Location: Riverside Area of Portimão

10:00-19:00 Various Sports and Fun activities

Location: Riverside Area of Portimão

21h30 Concert by Paulo De Carvalho

Location: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium, Avenida Miguel Bombarda, Portimão 8500

Enjoy Freedom Day & the 25 April Celebrations !

Links & Notes:

The Carnation Revolution was a leftist, military-led coup d'état, started on April 25, 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a democracy.’ (Wikipedia)

'Paulo de Carvalho is a Portuguese singer. Born in Lisbon, Portugal in May 15,1947.
Some of his most well known songs are:
- E Depois do Adeus (1974 Eurovision Song Festival)
- Flor sem Tempo
- Lisboa Menina e Moça (fado style)
- Mãe Negra / Preludio Mãe Negra (a poem by Alda Lara)
- Os Meninos de Huambo
- Maria Vida Fria
- Nini
- Olá como vais? (duet with Brito)
- Pomba Branca (duet with Pontes).' (Wikipedia)

‘Jose Afonso (Zeca Afonso) is among the most influential folk and political musicians in Portuguese history. He became an icon among Portuguese left-wing activists due to the role of his music in the resistance against the dictatorial regime of Oliveira Salazar that triumphed with the democratic Carnation Revolution. In the ensuing revolutionary process, Zeca was a very active musician and continued composing political and folk songs, often criticizing the post-revolutionary changes. Years after his death, Zeca Afonso is still widely listened to, not only in Portugal, but also abroad.’ (Wikipedia)

Maria de Medeiros. 'In 2000 she [Maria de Medeiros] directed the film April Captains, about the Carnation Revolution in 1974 in Portugal, it was selected at the Cannes Film Festival 2000.' (Wikipedia)

Algarve Holiday Studio:
For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve !

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