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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

Samouqueira Beach – Porto Côvo

Samouqueira Beach is one in a series of sandy stretches to be found among the rocks, difficult to reach but of great natural beauty, including the Vieirinha, Oliveirinha, Foz and Burrinho beaches.

Surrounded by cliffs, but easier to access courtesy of the stairs carved into the rock, Samouqueira Beach features a series of impressive caves which can be wandered at low tide and otherwise provide highly interesting diving conditions.

Samouqueira Beach

Praia Grande at Porto Côvo

PRAIA GRANDE DE PORTO COVO is situated in a natural environment.
The natural beach environment consists of rocks and cliff faces and is well worth exploring. The sand is very fine and has a bright, white colour. The beach is very clean.
The seawater is a beautiful shade of light blue and is crystal clear. The water is very clean. PRAIA GRANDE DE PORTO COVO is quite short but it is reasonably wide.
The beach slopes rather steeply. There is limited food and drink available for purchase on the beach. The beach can only be reached by climbing a trail / by walking downhill.
However, parking is available near the beach.

Praia Grande Porto Covo