“I wanted to stay here with you for another five hours, six hours, until tomorrow morning,” Ivete Sangalo admitted towards the end of the concert, completing another inevitable return to the City of Rock. The feeling must have been mutual, given the excitement the Brazilian continued to inspire in a very loyal Portuguese public.
Throughout its nine editions, Rock in Rio Lisboa has always called out former Banda singer Eva (in 2016 it even called out to her more than once when the singer replaced Ariana Grande), to the point where the festival and the Bahian artist have become inseparable.
In 2022, the collaboration shows no signs of fatigue. Yvete Sangalo brought the energy, determination and success expected of her (“Abalou”, “Sorte Grande”, “Eva” or “Arerê”), filming them along with the orchestra, choir and dancers, which increased the feeling of constant adrenaline. .
The party was complemented by a virtual duet with Gloria Grove or colorful geometric shapes on the stage and animation on the screen in the background, but the biggest special effect of the singer’s show is herself: a find that hardly anyone disagrees with, defining more or less with the music , which does not end in axé (and for many, the artist is the queen of the genre) or the MPB declension. Funk was the engine behind some more tumultuous moments, sometimes complemented by winks to more danceable electronics, in another certificate of professionalism that helped make a return to Rock City all but guaranteed. Then comes the tenth issue…
There are lights that never go out
Another singer who performed on her own behalf at the Mundo Stage, Ellie Goulding, did not make the same impression, although she managed to leave a significant part of the audience with their hands up and the light of a mobile phone illuminating the stage. the venue – in a place that once belonged to lighters – in “Love Me Like You Do” (a song that took on other flights as part of the Fifty Shades of Gray soundtrack).
Saved for the end of the concert, it along with “Lights” was one of the highlights at a time that, for many, would have been the most suitable for dinner – after the performances of David Carreira and Yvete Sangalo. and before the Black Eyed Peas headlining stage.
“Maybe you know this, sing with me,” the Brit urged before “Burn,” another example of her electronic pop that helped make the final cut the most coveted segment for an audience with many teenagers (above all females) in front rows.
Ending the evening at the Mundo Stage, the Black Eyed Peas took the exuberance of illuminated mobile phones to a new level upon their return to City of Rock (which they haven’t visited since 2004). New single Don’t You Worry, collaboration with Shakira and David Guetta (both highly acclaimed by will.i.am), return to old themes, wink to the Corona classic (“The Rhythm of the Night”, integrated into “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” ), Madonna (“La Isla Bonita”, remembered in “Mamacita”) or the White Stripes (“Seven Nation Army”) and did not avoid new mixtures in the Latin mode, taking advantage of the emergence of reggaeton.
This time without Fergie, who left the band in 2017 to devote herself to motherhood, the Americans introduced the Portuguese public to a new singer, J. Rey Soul, unconditionally welcomed in a crowded hall to the sounds of “Boom Boom Pow”. will.i.am, especially outgoing, thanked the band for their support in both formations, praised Britney Spears’ period of “pure freedom and happiness” (with whom he collaborated on “Scream & Shout” and “Work Bitch”), and never dropped his cell phone. which he filmed the show for live streaming on his Instagram account.
“Pump It” (the theme, which includes Dick Dale’s exuberant “Misirlou” immortalized on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack), accompanied by pyrotechnics, was one of the most acclaimed first moments, later followed by “Where’s the love?” ?” or “I Got a Feeling” (oddly repetitive), like other membership peaks.
If the effect of these singles was already expected, it was a surprise that will.i.am suggested that they return to “Don’t You Worry”, this time for a video review. “Let’s sit down like we’re family,” he urged. So he did with apl.de.ap, Taboo and J. Rey Soul, singing the song while looking at the screen behind the stage. A moment of relative calm, coupled with a no-nonsense marketing maneuver that has so far not compromised one of the festival’s biggest exposures so far.
When to Arrive Early
And now for something completely different… From Miami to Rock City, Magdalena Bay has presented her distinct take on electronic pop music, which has been praised with several singles, three EPs and an album (“Mercurial World”, released last year) ). ).
Vocalist Mika Tenenbaum and producer Matthew Levine, who also played keyboards, guitar and bass live, appeared on the Rock Your Street stage accompanied by a drummer and offered songs as colorful as the clothes they wore.
A collection of house, electro or disco-flavoured sweets, the line-up served up singles like “You Lose” or “Dreamcatch” in an alternation of themes, sometimes whispery and suggestive, sometimes saturated and begging for a mirror ball. . “Three, four, down to the floor / Lose control, a little more,” Tenenbaum urged the inviting “Chairy.”
But unlike the crowded room, as in the twilight the day before (at concerts by Sarah Correia or Bombino), the group was greeted by several dozen spectators at the wrong time, starting at 3:30 pm. But at least one of them, a serious contender for the main fan trophy, danced on stage throughout the performance. The band receives an award for the festival’s best kept secret, proving that it’s not just the result of studio illusions, and knows how to transpose their songs on stage. Turning on the stage for an event that has rock in its title: Levin grabbed an electric guitar on “Good Intentions” for an apotheotic finale, nothing short of a thrill for many headliners.
The much more popular Bruno Pernadas show confirmed the diversity of Rock Your Street programming. And this eclecticism is also one of the characteristics of the sonic boiler that marks the discography of the Lisbon composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. “Private Reasons”, the most recent album released last year, continues this trend and was released in the late afternoon, in the big band format that was usual for their live songs.
Taking charge of the guitar, Pernadas was accompanied by six musicians, which included brass (trumpet, saxophone, sometimes flute), bass, keyboards and drums, while instrumentalists Margarida Campelo and Afonso Cruz also played vocals. From jazz to tribal echoes, from exotic spices to flirting with space disco towards the end (with the right to vocoder), the performance showed a close-knit group whose performance on stage is obvious, and who were not without requests from inside and outside the doors.
With guitar and trumpet bits creating some of the highest boiling points, as opposed to more languid and slippery themes (and mostly instrumental or often using the voice as instrument), a journey where an expressive and interested person would end up with “Galaxy” . “. And despite the eclecticism still recurring, there are other galaxies to explore in this discography, noted the musician in an interview with SAPO Mag.
Rock in Rio Lisboa 2022 returns on June 25th and 26th at Parque da Bela Vista. Duran Duran, Anitta, Post Malone, A-ha and Bush are some of the names that will perform on the second weekend of the ninth festival.
Luisa Castel-Branco was this Wednesday, June 29, on “Dois at 10” along with Antonio Bravo and Gonzalo Quinas to comment on the latest celebrity news.
One of the topics covered was Anitta’s “controversial” concert at Rock in Rio Lisboa last Sunday, June 26th.
Luisa Castel-Branco left some criticism about Anitta holding the Spanish flag during the show, but not only.
“The flag was disrespectful, here it works in relation to Spain, as it works in France in relation to Belgium (…) no one would remember in Spain, at a concert, picking up the Portuguese flag, they would not leave alive”started talking.
As for the concert itself, the writer repeated: “I think the flag is sad, I think the reproduction… deserves more, that’s what I say, Iveta Sangalo, 50 years old and I don’t know how old, sings there. But the criticism of the clothes: the gentleman who was there before was naked and no one complained.”ended, finally, with a speech in defense of Anitta.
Carolina Loureiro celebrated another birthday last Thursday, June 23rd. However, the celebration of the date took place only this weekend, at a special meeting of friends.
Along with some of his closest friends, among whom also stand out are a few colleagues such as actors. Diogo Valsassina, Bruna Quintas, Fernando Pires, Guilherme Mouraor more Luis Garcia e Joana Duartelife giving actress Nazareth and novella’Honeymoonbeamed as he shared some photos from the party.
“Thank you friends for the 30th anniversary Love you all“, the actress wrote in the caption of a post she made on Instagram, which was once again filled with comments for the actress, many of whom took the opportunity to once again wish the actress a happy birthday.
“It was amazing, thanks“, He wrote Joao Mansarra which, despite not being in the photographs, indicates that he was also one of the guests. “Pretty. you deserve“, “You are wonderful“, “These photos have brought radiance to our day and a huge smile to our hearts!“, or “You deserve all the best and the very best“, are other examples of common reactions.
A source close to Disney has revealed that the production company is ready to offer Johnny Depp $301 million (€284 million) so he can return to play Captain Jack Sparrow in another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
The American actor, who said he would no longer play the role of Jack Sparrow “for $300 million or a million alpacas,” now appears to be reconsidering his decision.
According to website Poptopic, a reliable source stated that “Disney is very interested in rebuilding a relationship with Johnny Depp. They contacted the actor ahead of the defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked if he was interested in returning to a movie or two.”
This interest is not new. In 2018, Disney wanted to secure the actor’s presence in another film, but after the actor was accused of domestic violence, the call ended.
Four years later and after The 59-year-old actor has been rehabilitated After these allegations, Disney is showing interest again and is ready to open a wallet to guarantee the actor’s services in the new movie of the saga, which premiered the first chapter 19 years ago.
The purported deal, revealed by Poptopic, also establishes Johnny Depp’s presence in the saga’s spin-off, which will explore the life of pirate Jack Sparrow in the period leading up to the release of the first film.
On the table is a $301 million contract that also includes a clause to donate a significant amount to a charity chosen by the Hollywood star.
Five years after the release of the last film in the saga, both the actor and Disney seem to have changed their minds about the relationship they had, and it seems that Jack Sparrow will even return to the big screen as Johnny Depp.