A concert of the Stars 7Sóis project, an acrobatic circus show and painting and pastry from Morocco will mark the 26th Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas in the village of Castro Verde, between Saturday and the 29th of this month.
According to the Câmara de Castro Verde, in the district of Beja, Alentejo, the initiatives, through which the municipality integrates the network of Sete Sóis Sete Luas Festival, which is dedicated to the arts of the Mediterranean and the Portuguese-speaking world, are free and will take place in various spaces of the village.
The festival begins on Saturday at 9:30 pm at the Cineteatro Municipal de Castro Verde, with the concert of the Stars 7Sóis project, an original Sete Sóis Sete Luas production that is composed and resulted from an artistic residence performed by five musicians from Brazil, Greece and Portugal.
In the concert, the project will interpret “a unique musical program that fuses past and future” in a “mix” of instrument sounds that come from the Middle Ages with “modern transelectronic elements”.
The Greeks Kristi Stassinopoulou (voice and story telling) and Stathis Kalyviotis (“laouto” and “electronics”), the Portuguese Fernando Meireles (mandolin and accordion), Fernandito Meireles (violin), a “prodigy” “, and the Brazilian Roberto de Mello (percussion), are the musicians that make up the project.
The “Triplette” acrobatic circus show of the French company Les P’tits Bras, which is “an unusual and emotional tribute to the crazy years of the 20th century, is followed on Sunday at 18:30 in the Municipal Amphitheater of Castro Verde. circus of the thirties “of the twentieth century.
On 28 and 29, at the Municipal Forum of Castro Verde, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., a Moroccan pastry laboratory will be held, given by Nádia El Firqi.
On the last day of the festival in Castro Verde, on the 29th, an exhibition of works by the Moroccan painter Abdelkarim Elazhar will be inaugurated at 6:00 p.m., on the 28th and 29th, between 10:00 am and 1:00 p.m. to hold a painting laboratory at the Municipal Forum.
This year’s Sete Sóis Festival is promoted by a cultural network composed of 30 cities from ten countries in the Mediterranean and the Portuguese speaking world, namely Brazil, Cape Verde, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Tunisia.
The project extends with several initiatives from Castro Verde to Alfândega da Fé, passing through Odemira, Elvas, Oeiras, Mafra, Ponte de Sor, Castelo Branco, Pombal and Vila do Porto in the Azores.