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Christmas in Lisbon
Rão Kyao – Tribute to Gandhi

The challenge was set by the Indian government: one musician per country could recreate “Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye”, the song that Gandhi listened to most and which became something of an unofficial anthem of the Indian nation. The version by Portuguese musician Rão Kyao (who studied in India, the influences of which are very […]

Christmas in Lisbon
SODADE – Tribute to Cesária Évora

Sodade – Tribute to Cesária Évora is a show marking two historically symbolic dates: the birth of Cesária Évora (she would have celebrated her 80th birthday on 27 August) and her departure ten years ago, on 17 December, 2011. This double commemoration led to the reunion of the band that accompanied her on so many […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Singing Christmas

Different generations of the Lisbon Cantat Chamber Choir and orchestra, conducted by Cesário Costa, come together to perform traditional Portuguese Christmas songs, written by Lopes-Graça, Sampayo Ribeiro and Eurico Carrapatoso. The programme will also feature orchestral works by Italian Baroque composers, including Corelli, Manfredini and Torelli. The venue for this concert will be the Sagrado […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Mano a Mano

Brothers André and Bruno Santos, two of the most renowned guitarists in Portugal, form the duo Mano a Mano, bringing together their guitars and Madeiran chordophones to celebrate the season of Christmas and its emblematic songs, focusing on jazz and traditional Madeiran repertoire. Besides their arrangements, André and Bruno Santos have also created their own […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Teresa Salgueiro – Portuguese Christmas

A Christmas concert with a difference from one of Portuguese music’s most iconic vocalists. Teresa Salgueiro’s show will transport us to a place where melodies of the past and echoes of a bygone childhood are mixed with musical arrangements created specifically for José Peixoto’s classical guitar, Fábio Palma’s accordion, Sofia Queirós’ double bass and Rui […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Gospel Collective

At this year’s Christmas in Lisbon, the Gospel Collective will be revisiting some of the best-known black spirituals, remembering the African diaspora and their faith-based hope during the days of slavery. But there’ll also be plenty of your favourite Christmas hymns. The concert will take place at Graça Church, an 18th-century place of worship and […]

Christmas in Lisbon
The Christmas Vilancicos of Iberia and Dan Luz Al Sol Ensemble

Vilancicos were a  popular form of music at Christmas in 16th and 17th-century Iberia and its colonies. From Portugal the black vilancicos of Santa Cruz de Coimbra are admirable examples of the mixing of cultures. This is also visible in the motets of Gaspar Fernandes, who emigrated from Portugal to Guatemala and Mexico. From Spain, […]