Manel Cruz, David Fonseca, Luísa Sobral and Aline Frazão are among the artists who perform at the Soam as Guitars festival, held in April in Oeiras, Évora and Póvoa de Varzim, the organization announced today.
“In 2019, Soam as Guitars receives 18 shows from 14 artists who debut new formats, promote unique encounters or act on their own, celebrating the art of the guitar“, says the organization of the festival, which is the third edition extends to Póvoa de Varzim, in a statement released today.
The 3rd edition of the festival starts on April 4, simultaneously in Oeiras and Évora. On that day, at the Eunice Muñoz Municipal Auditorium in Oeiras, Aline Frazão, which premiered an unprecedented show with Pedro Jóia, and at the Teatro Garcia de Resende in Évora, David Fonseca, who will premiere “Radio Gemini Closer“, ” an intimate show that crosses the cinema and images with his music, continuing the promotion of the album ‘Radio Gemini’ (2018)”.
In a program, “which distinguishes itself by its versatility, the Soam as Guitars gives space to new discs“. Manel Cruz will present at the festival on April 11 at the Diana Bar in Póvoa de Varzim, ‘VIDANOVA’, an album with an edition scheduled for April 5, which also takes, on April 12, to the Municipal Auditorium Ruy de Carvalho, in Oeiras.
“Luísa Sobral, who launched in ‘Rosa’ in 2018, acts in a duo with Manuel Rocha [April 5 at the Municipal Auditorium Eunice Muñoz], Royal Bermuda show the debut work, ‘Paraíso Cafajeste’ [April 6 at St. John’s Church Evangelista (Cadaval Palace), Évora], and Rubel, the new revelation of Brazilian Popular Music, interprets his latest album ‘Casas’, in an intimate format, ” on April 5 in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist.
According to the organization, “meetings between artists once again play a central role in the philosophy of the event.” In addition to the unprecedented performance of Aline Frazão with Pedro Jóia, the program includes performances by The Legendary Tigerman with Calcutta (April 6 at the Garcia de Resende Theater in Évora, April 11 at the Ruy de Carvalho Municipal Auditorium in Oeiras, and 12 April at the Cine-Teatro Garrett in Póvoa de Varzim) and Marta Pereira da Costa with Tiago Bettencourt (April 5 at the Garcia de Resende Theater and April 13 at the Garrett Cinema Theater).
In addition, “there are three virtuosos in the art of guitar: Ângelo Freire brings his Portuguese voice and guitar, accompanied by viola and bass, to a single concert [April 13 at the Eunice Muñoz Municipal Auditorium in Oeiras] , Pedro Caldeira Cabral presents ‘Portuguese Citer’ [April 7 at the Cartuxa Convent Church in Oeiras], and Ricardo Rocha also performs solo, with his unique approach to the Portuguese guitar [April 7 in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist (Palácio Cadaval), in Évora, and April 14 in the Church of the Cartuja Convent] “.
Tickets for concerts in Évora are now on sale. From next week will be put on sale the concerts in Póvoa de Varzim and, soon, those of the shows in Oeiras.