World Music Festival

Information on the biggest world music festival in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Each year, during the last weekend in July, the largest Portuguese event in the area of world music is held, the Festival Músicas do Mundo – the World Music Festival.

One of the festival’s venues is Sines Castle, a setting and space that shows the great range and wealth of the world’s different cultural expressions, in what is considered to be one of the country’s most democratic cultural events.

Program 2009 from 17 untill 25 July:

July 17
O’Questrada (Portugal)
Rupa & The April Fishes (USA)
Circo Abusivo (Italy)

July 18
Victor Démé (Burkina Faso)
The Ukrainians (United Kingdom)
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra (Nigeria / United Kingdom)

July 19
Wyza (Angola)
Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro (Argentina)
Daara J Family (Senegal)

July 20
Mor Karbasi (Israel / United Kingdom)
Portico Quartet (United Kingdom)

July 21
Corneliu Stroe & Aromanian Ethno Band (Romania)
Carmen Souza (Portugal / Cape Verde)

July 22
Mamer (China) – CANCELLED
Trilhos – Novos Caminhos da Guitarra Portuguesa (Portugal)
Janita Salomé (Portugal)
Uxía (Galicia)
Acetre (Extremadura)
L’Enfance Rouge (Tunisia / France / Italy)

July 23
Assobio (Portugal)
Alô Irmão! – Narf & Manecas Costa (Galicia / Guinea-Bissau)
Hanggai (China)
Chucho Valdés Big Band (Cuba)
Kasaï Allstars (DR Congo)
Damily (Madagascar)

July 24
Paulo Sousa (Portugal)
Njava (Madagascar)
Warsaw Village Band (Poland)
Debashish Bhattasharya (India)
Cyro Baptista ‘Beat the Donkey’ (Brazil / USA)
Chicha Libre (USA)

July 25
Melech Mechaya (Portugal)
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites (Central-African Rep. / France)
James Blood Ulmer (USA)
Alamaailman Vasarat (Finland)
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (Jamaica)
Speed Caravan (France / Algeria)

Holiday in Portugal, vacation in the Alentejo