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World Music Festival Sines 2010

FMM Sines 2010: Full programme disclosed

FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo, the biggest world music party in Portugal, is back to Sines town on the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of July with 26 concerts in the majestic settings of Sines’ Castle and Beach Vasco da Gama.

The full programme of concerts is now disclosed and includes Staff Benda Bilili, the most awarded group of the year, the reggae legend U-Roy, desert blues masters Tinariwen, The Mekons, Yasmin Levy, Forro in the Dark, Wimme, Sa Dingding, Grupo Fantasma and many other exciting bands and artists from four continents.

Please remember that the Porto Covo stage will not host concerts this year and that elements of the disclosed programme are subject to change.

July 28 (Wednesday)

Vitorino e Janita Salomé com Grupo de Cantadores de Redondo (Portugal), Castle, 18h30
Cacique’97 (Mozambique / Portugal), Beach Stage, 20h00
Nat King Cole en Espagnol (USA / Cuba / Portugal), Castle, 22h00
Las Rubias del Norte (USA), Castle, 23h30
Céu (Brazil), Castle, 01h00
Novalima (Peru), Beach Stage, 03h00

July 29 (Thursday)

34 Puñaladas (Argentina), Castle, 18h30
Wimme (Finland / Sami People), Beach Stage, 20h00
Yasmin Levy (Israel), Castle, 22h00
N’Diale – Jacky Molard Quartet & Founé Diarra Trio (Brittany / Mali), Castle, 23h30
The Mekons (UK / USA), Castle, 01h00
Grupo Fantasma (USA), Beach Stage, 03h00

July 30 (Friday)

Kimi Djabaté (Guinea-Bissau), Castle, 18h00
The Rodeo (France), Beach Stage, 19h30
Barbez (USA), Castle, 21h30
Sa Dingding (China), Castle, 23h00
Tinariwen (Mali / Sahara), Castle, 00h30
Forro in the Dark (Brazil), Beach Stage, 02h30
Bailarico Sofisticado convida Selecta Alice (Portugal), Beach Stage, 04h00

July 31 (Saturday)

Guadi Galego (Galicia), Castle, 18h00
Galaxy (East-Timor), Beach Stage, 19h30
Lole Montoya (Spain), Castle, 21h30
Cheick Tidiane Seck feat. Mamani Keita (Mali), Castle, 23h00
Staff Benda Bilili (DR Congo), Castle, 00h30
U-Roy (Jamaica), Beach Stage, 02h30
Batida (Portugal / Angola), Beach Stage, 04h00

Program of the Carnaval in Sines 2010

Carnaval de Sines 2010

06 de Julho (Saturday)
Hall of Music
21h00 – Election of the Kings and Little Kings of the Carnival of Sines 2010

February 12 (Friday)
Avenida General Humberto Delgado
09h30 – Arrival of the Little Kings of Carnival 2010, accompanied by the mascot MERRY
10:00 – 19th Edition of the Carnival of the Little Ones (Ed. JF Sines)

February 13 (Saturday)

10h00 – Arrival of their Highnesses Reias Carnival Sines 2010
Speech by the Royal Castle, animated streets of the historic
15.00 – Hall of Music – Senior Carnival
Masked Ball at the accordion Noemia and Antonio Cardoso
Prizes for best masks (Ed. JF Sines)
22h00 – Largo Poeta Bocage
Masked Ball / Awards for most creative masks
Percussion Group Skalabatuka
Musical entertainment and humor and UBAUBA Passarinhos
DJ Black MANBA (Ed. CMS / Desk Officer for Youth)
23h00 – Sports Park (IOS) Space tent up at 6 am
Carnival DJS PARTY
DJ Rita Mendes – DJ MR Folião and guests

February 14 (Sunday)
10:00 – Animation streets of the City
15:00 – Avenida Vasco da Gama (next to lowest)
March attended by the ambassadors of the Carnival of Sines 2010, Francisco Mendes presenter TOP + RTP1 and Célia Maria singer and actress
Samba schools, floats, bands and revelers
22h00 – Sports Park (IOS) Space Tent
Baile Carnaval with the musical group Brothers Cabin
Animation "Valentine's Night 'offer of a weekend in the Algarve and many surprises for the couple with the most romantic fantasy

February 15 (Monday)
17:00 – Animation streets of the City
21:00 – Avenida Vasco da Gama (next to lowest)
Light, joy and color in one of the best carnivals in the country night. Samba schools, groups revelers, floats, thousands of masked and many surprises and the presence of the ambassadors Francisco Mendes, Célia Maria
23h00 – Sports Park (IOS) Space tent up at 6 am
Masquerade with all the Brothers Music Shack
Animation into the night with DJ and invited Folião

February 16 (Tuesday)
10:00 – Animation streets of the City
15:00 – Avenida Vasco da Gama (with the Bay)
Carnival March to Francisco Mendes, Célia Maria
22h00 – Sports Park (IOS) Space Tent
Baile de Carnaval with the musical group Brothers Cabin
Presentation of the ratings and awards

February 17
22:00 – Focus on Square Tomás Ribeiro (near the old post office)
Burial of Carnival
24:00 – Closing ceremony of the Carnival of Sines 2010 – Speaking Real

Carnaval in Sines 2010

Carnival in Sines from the 12th till the 17th of February 2010.


Sines is one of the cities which has a considerable Carnivalesque tradition in Portugal. Every year, thousands of people from all over the country gather here to see the parade. The Sines’ Carnival – where the floats are paraded at night – was internationally acclaimed during the early 20th Century. It combines the Portuguese people’s satirical and creative spirit, with the splendour and energy of the Brazilian Carnival, so as to produce a vibrant show, engaging the whole town. The Vasco da Gama Avenue also plays host to a smaller edition of the Carnival on a summer’s night (variable date).